I know people have posted about getting stuck on 10-15 FPS on Dark Souls PC a lot... but I have tried literally everything.
So I have a Nvidia 670 Gigabyte, a quad core intel 6600 2.4 ghz, and 4 gigs of ram Win 32 xp, and I just started the game (in Undead Berg) at the moment, and my FPS is literally locked at 10-15, it will not budge an inch.
I have tried configuring the Nvidia control panel, turning every on highest,lowest, medium, I have tried all kinds of fixes and nothing has worked, I checked the specs and I seem to meet the recommended requirements fine. Any tips or anything will be appreciated. Thank you for your time. PS: I am running no mods, I have turned AA and motion blur off, I just have the regular Dark Souls on PC, It was running find in Firelink, AMAZING, but then I got to Undead Berg.
i am in the same boat as you. I am stuck at 15 FPS. When i am going through areas where there is nothing going on -- I will stutter in the 20s, but whenever there is action on the screen it always goes to 15 or below. I have basically given up trying to get it fixed. I have tried almost everything I can find. As long as it stays 15 or more it is very playable. However, I am a 360 "veteran" so I have alot of experience with the game. If I was a noob it may be alot harder to deal with the 15 FPS.
My laptop isn't a powerhouse but I can run Borderlands 2 30 FPS + and Guild Wars 2 at 50 FPS, so Dark Souls shouldn't be a problem.
Must be your operating system. You want windows 7 64 bit, and maybe a bit more ram and overclock your CPU (get a decent fan for it). I have the same processor as you, but overclocked to 3.4ghz, 8gb ddr3 1600, and a gtx 570. Game runs at 30 fps with dsfix, 1920x1200. Motion blur / AA off.
I am definitely confident now that it is completely the software's fault that I only get 15 FPS on a regular basis. I purchased Batman Arkham City the other day and I am getting 50 FPS...no problem. There is no way in hell that Dark Souls in alot more advanced technically than Batman AC.