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WWE 2k16 and 2k17 Slow motion issue!

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Hi! I have both WWE 2k16 and 2k17 on my laptop and when I play for example 2k16 - it runs perfect all the time, even with 6 wrestlers in a match, but when I play a ladder match - it runs perfect UNTIL I start grabbing the briefcase, then the fps drastically go down and almost in slow motion and does not go away until I reset the game. I doubt its my laptop's fault because the game runs perfect until I grab the briefcase. And WWE 2K17 has a similar problem - all runs perfect until I play a Royal Rumble match. In the first like 10 mins of play its fine, but then everytime I try and eliminate someone - the game goes into slow mo, but then stops after a few seconds/about a minute. But it gradually gets worse and by the time I get to like entry number 15-20 max - the slow motion does not go away even after I finish/quit the match and I have to restart the game.
My laptop is ASUS A556U, has Nvidia 940mx GPU with 2GB DDR3 vram, processor is i3 7100U, I have windows 10 Home and 8GB RAM. I know the laptop is not great by any means, but it plays 2k16 flawlessly on high and 2k17 at about 50ish fps on medium-high at 720p. Anyone know what the issue might be here?
 
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940mx is a rather weak GPU. Some games instead of dropping frames when there is a fps drop they simply slow down the action , so that's what is probably happening.
 
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That might be true, but it does not make sense in this case in my opinion. I can stay on the ladder and its smooth and fast. But the moment I reach for the briefcase or title - it goes into slow motion and stays that way. There is no reason for fps drop here.
 
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2k17 uses more advanced instructions sets and is most likely hitting your cpu harder causing slowdown.
 
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Yeah, this is true. The game does run slower than 2k16, like when I have 6 wrestlers in a match it goes to 40ish fps, which I dont have a problem with, its still playable/enjoyable for me. But the Royal Rumble just gradually goes into slow motion. In WWE 2k18 the same happens, but only after awhile and only when a new wrestler is coming into the match. Luckily it goes away quickly and I can finish the match. So I dont know, but be the number of wrestlers coming into the game (eliminated or not) causing this?
 
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Perhaps try running windows in game mode and close off everything running before you play.
 
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How do I run windows in game mode? And one more thing I just noticed - I am playing WWE 2k16 right now and even when it goes into slow motion in the ladder match - it uses only 800ish mb of my video ram, not the full 2gb.
 
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