Chronos Before the Ashes lag fix, fps drops, stuttering fix

The PC version of Chronos Before the Ashes is facing issues like lag, fps drops, stuttering, and various other errors. This guides consists a list of some of the errors and how to fix them.

Players are complaining about lag, fps drops and stuttering in Chronos Berfore the Ashes

Chronos: Before the Ashes is finally here, and the game is doing fairly well so far. Despite being a prequel to Remnant: From the Ashes, it failed to create that much of hype, but it is a decent title and I am pretty sure people who like games like Dark Souls, would like this as well.

That doesn’t mean that the game is perfect though. Chronos: Before the Ashes has it’s fair share of issues. A lot of players have already started complaining about issues like in-game lag, fps drops and some stuttering. Here are the issues that Chronos: Before the Ashes PC players are experiencing along with some steps to fix them.

Lag fix

Lag has become a really common problem in games nowadays. And Chronos Before the Ashes also has this problem. Here are the things you can do to fix it.

Start by setting the Graphics options or settings to the lowest quality possible. Then start cranking up each setting one by one, keeping an eye on the frame rates at the same time. This way you would be able to see which graphics setting is causing the biggest dent on the FPS.

Third-party programs running in the background can interfere with our games. Close all other applications to resolve software conflicts and free up resources. Now that you have closed the unnecessary programs. Follow the steps below:
  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click More Details.
  3. Select the Startup tab.
  4. Right-click on each item and select Disable.
  5. Restart the computer.

If this resolves the issue, enable the startup application one at a time to determine which one is causing the problem. You will need to restart between each application you enable.

Did I mention that you have to update your Graphics drivers? Also, do you know what the system requirements for Chronos Before the Ashes? Here they are:

  • MINIMUM:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
      • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 370 with 2 GB VRAM
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • RECOMMENDED:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit
      • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with 4 GB VRAM
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 8 GB available space

FPS drops fix

The problem of random frame drops or fps drops is also present in Chronos Before the Ashes. Try the following methods to fix the situation.

Actually, you can try every step written on the ‘Lag fix’ section here as well. Lag and FPS Drops are more or less the same thing.

You can also tweak the settings of yours Video Control Panel to make the performance of the game better. Nvidia users, open Nvidia Control Panel, select “Manage 3D settings” from the left bar and click on the Program Settings tab. Locate Chronos: Before the Ashes from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”.

For some reason if you don’t see the game on the list then click on the Add button and another list will appear, showing all the “Recently Used” applications. Pick Chronos: Before the Ashes. Now tweak the following settings:
Image Sharpening : Off
Threaded Optimization : On
Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
Low Latency Mode : Off
Vertical sync : Off
Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

AMD users can also do something similar on their control panels. Disable Radeon Anti-Lag, Boost, Anisotropic Filtering and Frame Rate Target Control. Turn off Image Sharpening, Morphological Filtering, V-sync, Maximum Tesselation Level, OpenGL Triple Buffering and Radeon Chill. Set Tesselation Mode and Shader Cache to “AMD Optimized” and Anti-Aliasing Mode and Anti-aliasing Method to “Use Application settings” and “Multi-sampling” respectively. Set Texture Filtering Quality to “Performance” and GPU Workload “Graphics”. Finally, just enable Surface Format Optimization.

Stuttering fix

Players are also complaining about the stuttering issue that Chronos From the Ashes has. There are certain things you can to fix it actually.

If your laptop features a Nvidia graphics card inside then you need to make sure your laptop is using that instead of the low powered integrated one.

  1. Just open Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Click on Manage 3D settings located on the left side
  3. Select the Program Settings tab
  4. Under “Select a program to customize” select Chronos From the Ashes
  5. If it is not there then click on Add and then select it
  6. Now set “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor

Close all the different overlays that you have enabled on your system. That include Steam, Discord, Nvidia GFE, AMD. Overlays are known to cause stutters in many games. So try to avoid them if your system is not high powered.

Set you Power Management settings to High Performance. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows+R
  2. Type powercfg.cpl into the Run prompt, then press Enter
  3. Expand the Show additional plans collapsible and select High performance
  4. If no High performance plan is available, click the Create a Power Plan button on the left
  5. Select High performance, name your plan, and click Next
  6. Set both of the drop downs in this menu to Never, then click Create

The Captures tool on Windows 10 often tend to take up a lot of resources and the Background Recording feature always records in the background while you are playing any game. So turn it off would immediately give you a boost. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Captures
  4. Turn off Background Recording

Those are all the fixes we have for the issues in Chronos Before the Ashes. Click here to visit the Steam discussions page of Chronos: Before the Ashes.


That’s all folks!

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