Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Saint row the third game slowing...pls help

  1. #1

    Saint row the third game slowing...pls help


    minimum resolution is not good for me...so set as 1300x464 something..
    while i am playing this game it's very slow...have any other way???
    here my directx diagnasti tool..
    Download DxDiag.txt from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    From first look it seems the specs of your pc are low:
    2 GB RAM
    64MB dedicated onboard video memory

    Here you can upgrade to 4GB RAM but more importantly is the graphics: it needs a boost for sure and I bet it's onboard without any air vent to cool it down (that's what you usually get onboard).

    First try the tips below:

    Look to see how much RAM the game uses when started (minimize the game and start Task Manager) and see if the GPU doesn't overhit (if it has thermal sensor, get GPU-Z or Speccy, both found on FileHippo.com - Download Free Software , and monitor the temperatures during play).
    In my opinion it's the graphics slowing you down.
    Try to install directx 9c setup if you didn't do that yet.
    Download DirectX 9.0c (Jun 10) - FileHippo.com

    Your audio is from Realtek and you can install the drivers from them for extra audio features.
    Download Realtek High Definition Audio 2.70 Vista - FileHippo.com

    It seems you've been running the game with saintsrowthethird_dx11.exe BUT your graphics card doesn't support dx11 not even dx10 so you'll need to run the dx9 combination if possible (see game options). This can also be the reason of the slow downs.

    One last thing: your graphics drivers are also the preinstalled ones, get the latest from Intel and try again:
    Intel Download Center
    There you find the graphics driver for your os (search chipset name) so get the gfx drivers and the chipset drivers as well.
    Then you'll be up to date with anything and if it still slows down (most probably) then you need a newer gfx if you still wanna play that game.

    That's all I can say.

    Good luck
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    From first look it seems the specs of your pc are low:
    2 GB RAM
    64MB dedicated onboard video memory

    Here you can upgrade to 4GB RAM but more importantly is the graphics: it needs a boost for sure and I bet it's onboard without any air vent to cool it down (that's what you usually get onboard).

    First try the tips below:

    Look to see how much RAM the game uses when started (minimize the game and start Task Manager) and see if the GPU doesn't overhit (if it has thermal sensor, get GPU-Z or Speccy, both found on FileHippo.com - Download Free Software , and monitor the temperatures during play).
    In my opinion it's the graphics slowing you down.
    Try to install directx 9c setup if you didn't do that yet.
    Download DirectX 9.0c (Jun 10) - FileHippo.com

    Your audio is from Realtek and you can install the drivers from them for extra audio features.
    Download Realtek High Definition Audio 2.70 Vista - FileHippo.com

    It seems you've been running the game with saintsrowthethird_dx11.exe BUT your graphics card doesn't support dx11 not even dx10 so you'll need to run the dx9 combination if possible (see game options). This can also be the reason of the slow downs.

    One last thing: your graphics drivers are also the preinstalled ones, get the latest from Intel and try again:
    Intel Download Center
    There you find the graphics driver for your os (search chipset name) so get the gfx drivers and the chipset drivers as well.
    Then you'll be up to date with anything and if it still slows down (most probably) then you need a newer gfx if you still wanna play that game.

    That's all I can say.

    Good luck
    i installed directx 9...it's says "stopped working"...intel is ok
    pls another help
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    saints row the third requires a decently fast PC. its performance is pretty bad on many systems.

    your Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset graphics is too slow and doesn't meet minimum requirements for the game.

    minimum requirements:
    OS: Windows® XP
    Processor: 2GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2) or higher
    Memory: 2GB System RAM or more
    Graphics: 320MB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 3.0 support.
    - NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 series or better.
    - ATI Radeon™ HD3800 series or better

    DirectX®: 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 10GB
    Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound


    for a comparison of the Intel G41 and some newer graphics cards:
    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    ohhh
    so buy for GEFORCE !!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Saint row the third game slowing...pls help
Related Threads
Gaming on 8.1 slowing over time in Performance & Maintenance
I’ve had this issue since installing Windows 8. After initially installing the OS everything runs great but over time (in months) games become extremely sluggish. For example where I might get silky smooth 120fps on day1, on day 110 I’ll get a 12fps slideshow. I don’t notice any performance issues...
I seem to have downloaded a lot of adware by accident a few weeks ago. This happens from time to time and I just go to control panel and remove all programs added after the time the problem began. I did that this time and it helped but there seems to be some residual adware that wasn't removed. ...
Chrome slowing down W8.1 laptop in Performance & Maintenance
Recently my laptop (on Windows 8.1) has been slowing right down after I've been using it for a while. Especially if I close it and then reopen it later without restarting. It seems to be linked to Chrome with it getting really sluggish and it improves if I close and reopen Chrome, and of course if...
Cached RAM slowing down computer in Performance & Maintenance
So I was about to make a thread about my browsers opening at an alarming SLOW rate of 10 seconds, but then I looked at my cached memory and saw it was at almost 15GB!! I restarted my computer and everything was back to normal now that the cache was cleared. What on earth is happening here? Closing...
Win 8 pro slowing Down in Performance & Maintenance
Hello, I hv updated Win8 Pro from Win 7 Home Premium on when Wind 8 released. I really felt that Win8 was fast and reliable. But now for one month ( after win 8 update ) its too slow to boot and takes too long to sign out and shut down. Apps takes too long to open. I didnt install any new...
Solved text and slowing down in Performance & Maintenance
My text on all websites, including this one, suddenly shrunk in text size. As far as I know I did not fool with anything. It seems to have happened going from site to site. I can barely read the text it is so small. I tried shutting down and restarting. Everything remained the same. And now my...
Since doing a fresh install on my Vaio to Windows 8 pro my wifi has been playing up. If I'm downloading a large file and I leave my laptop for longer than about 5 minutes my download speeds drop until move the mouse cursor again and it shoots back up. I have tried putting my laptop into full...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook