Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezes

Experiencing performance issues while playing Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order? Here is a basic guide showing some simple methods that you can try all by yourself to take care of the performance related problems like lagging, stuttering, etc.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – How to fix lag, fps drops, crashes and freezes

Here is a list of all the basic methods or steps that you should consider following:

  • Check the official System requirements of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  • Update your graphics card drivers
  • Tweak the in-game graphics settings
  • Update your system OS
  • Avoid overclocking
  • Windows Game Mode
  • Eliminate background applications and services
  • Tweaking AMD and Nvidia Control Panel Settings

If you want further details on the methods mentioned above then keep reading.

Step 1 – Check the official system requirements

It is always recommended that you first check the system requirements before purchasing any game. In most cases problems arrive because people just buy games without being sure whether their PC is capable enough or not. Now this is okay with games that come with return policy but the titles that don’t might turn up to be a total waste.

Here are the System requirements for Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order:

Minimum:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: AMD FX-6100/Intel i3-3220 or Equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7750, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 55 GB available space
Recommended:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700/Intel i7-6700K or Equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD RX Vega 56, Nvidia GTX 1070/GTX1660Ti or Equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 55 GB available space

By having a look at the system requirements only you should be able to tell easily that Stars Wars Jedi Fallen Order is a very demanding title and is not for everyone.

Step 2 – Update graphics drivers

This should be pretty obvious. I don’t see a reason for not installing the latest graphics or video drivers from AMD and Nvidia. Considering the fact that these drivers are specifically optimized for Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. So go ahead and update the drivers if you haven’t done it yet. Here are the links:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Step 3 – Tweak in-game graphics settings

After fiddling with the graphics settings of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order for a while we came up with a combination that is perfect for gamers with low-mid end gaming rigs.

Go to Options and then Visuals. Apply the settings shown below.

  • Motion Blur : Off
  • Film Grain : Off
  • Chromatic Aberration : Off

Now go to Video. Apply the settings shown below.

  • Window Mode : Fullscreen
  • Max FPS : 60
  • VSync : Off
  • Dynamic Resolution Scaling : Off
  • View Distance : High
  • Shadow Quality : Medium
  • Anti-Aliasing : Medium
  • Texture Quality : Medium
  • Visual Effects : Medium
  • Post Processing : High

If you want a detailed overview on the performance of these settings then I suggest you try our Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Best graphics settings guide. This will allow you to get a good idea.

Step 4 – Update System OS

If you are a Windows 10 user then you should definitely consider updating your OS and keep it as updated as possible. Microsoft releases performance based updates every now and then. Just a few days ago Microsoft released their Feature update to Windows 10, version 1909. This update is solely focused on increasing the performance of Windows 10.

It is pretty a easy process. Just open your Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and select Check for updates. Once the update appears, you can select Download and install now.

Step 5 – Avoid Overclocking

Now a lot of you might think that overclocking is actually helpful. But seeing the current scenario I would say that avoid overclocking your components, especially your graphics card. A lot games have started to malfunction lately on overclocked graphics cards. This might not be the case for everyone but this is a case nonetheless.

If by any chance you are witnessing random crashes and freezes in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order then chances are it is being caused by an overclocking application or utility running in the background. A lot of games have been suffering from crashes lately due to applications like MSI Afterburner or Zotac firestorm. So it is best to stay on the safe side and run your graphics card on default speeds.

Step 6 – Windows Game Mode

If you are a Windows 10 user then you should definitely try using the Game Mode feature in Windows 10. When configured correctly, the Game Mode will block useless notifications from various applications, you would be able to see how much CPU and GPU a game is using and of course there are other cool features as well.

Also, Game mode prevents Windows Update from performing driver installations and sending restart notifications and it also helps your system towards achieving more stable frame rates depending on the specific game and system. Here is how to turn on Game Mode:

  • Press the Start button
  • Click on Settings
  • Select Gaming
  • Now select Game Mode for the side bar
  • Turn Game Mode On

Step 7 – Eliminate background applications and services

A lot of you might not have any idea, but there are many applications that often tend to eat up a huge chunk of RAM without you knowing anything about it. Few weeks ago there was a Windows 10 update that was causing the WindowsSearch and Cortana to use almost 70-80% of CPU. As a result people started facing huge lag, fps drops, etc, in almost every game. Eventually the issue got fixed but the time taken by Microsoft to fix it was pretty long.

So check whether you have useless applications running in the background or not. You can also decide which applications you want to automatically start when you boot your system and prevent the useless ones from starting.

  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on the Startup tab
  • Keep the applications that are important, Enabled
  • Disable the rest

Step 8 – Tweaking AMD and Nvidia Control Panel Settings

For Nvidia Graphics card users

The first thing you should do is click on ‘Adjust image settings with preview‘ located on the left side under 3D settings and make sure that ‘Use the advanced 3D image settings‘ is selected. Now:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Star Wars Jedi : Fallen Order from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you don’t see the game on the list then click on the Add button and another list will appear
  • If you still cannot spot the game then you need to add the .exe file manually.
  • Click on Browse
  • Locate the folder where you have installed the game
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be starwarsjedifallenorder.exe
  • Once you have successfully added the game, you will then see the program settings become available for the game
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

For AMD Graphics card users

Go to AMD Control Center or control panel.

  • Anti-Aliasing Mode: Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering: Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use application settings
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: On
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Tesselation Mode: Override application settings
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!


That’s all folks!

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  1. Andrew November 16, 2019
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