Installation & Licensing

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Registered: ‎12-23-2012
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3ds Max 2012 performance Issues

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12-23-2012 01:32 PM

While working on models over 40K Polygons Max becomes extremely sluggish when I start selecting anything. When I have the statistics toggle active I can see the FPS drop from the 200's down under 1 when I start selecting and dose not improve until clear the selection. After following many guides and how too's resulting in no improvement I completely refreshed my system. This a new installation Windows 7 SP1 fully updated, all software is also a new installation and fully updated, all drivers are fully updated. The issue is still with me so I am at a loss of what to do next.


I have tried the following sofar nothing has worked.

1. Reinstalled the OS with nothing but 3ds Max installed.

2. Disabled Crossfire and removed the second videocard.

3. Tried both the 32 and 64 bit 3ds Max


Using this Tutorial as a base line to keep this test consistent.

Nitrous -- Default settings
Shaded+Edged Faces
Slowdown and Not responding for periods of time @ 116,500 Poleys, FPS falls from 87.641 to 2.11 when selecting polygons

Direct3D -- Default Settings
Smooth+Highlights+Edged Faces
Slowdown and Not responding for periods of time @ 116,517 Poleys, crashed wile trying to select a polygon

OpenGL -- Default Settings
Smooth+Highlights+Edged Faces
Slowdown and Not responding for periods of time @ 116,505 Poleys, FPS falls from 85.344 to below 2.00 when selecting polygons


Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 12/12/2012 7:58:22 PM
3.50 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
768 kilobyte primary memory cache
3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (6 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Ram configuration and Ram Speed
4 DIMMS of duel channel DDR3 4 GB (16 GB Total)
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800
PIONEER BD-RW BDR-206 SCSI CdRom Device [Optical drive]
Corsair CSSD-R60 SCSI Disk Device (60.39 GB) -- drive 0
AMD 4+0 Stripe/RAID0 SCSI Disk Device (3999.99 GB) -- drive 1
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Crosshair IV Formula Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1304 12/09/2010
Video cards
2x Radeon HD 6970 in