How would I set a frame rate cap on my steam games?

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#1 Posted by Echo13791 (5029 posts) -

Portal is running at 2010 fps and I think that's a bit of overkill, heh. How can I cap the fps so my computer doesn't have to work as hard for no reason?

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#2 Posted by CrazyKilljoy117 (1369 posts) -
Turning on Vsync with triple buffering should do the trick.
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#3 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7515 posts) -

Turning on Vsync will cap your fps to your refresh rate.

Then turn on triple buffering if Vsync seriously affects game performance.

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#4 Posted by Echo13791 (5029 posts) -

Thanks guys

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#5 Posted by SerOlmy (2369 posts) -
Yeah, my monitor has some tearing issues, so i always vsynch and triple buffer. Caps it at 60 fps or so, why render unnecessary frames when you can't see them anyway? I believe, but am not certain that if you cap the frame rate, you should be able to up the grafics options since there will be more free cycles that aren't rendering extra frames.