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PC Massive FPS drop.


Hello everybody,

I've recently been having some troubles with FPS drops in the middle of game play. I can't exactly find out what is causing it, it seems random; there can be 1000's of things going on at once, or I can be standing still and it'll happen all the same.

I know it's not my hardware as I am playing on a new custom built PC that has some pretty nice specs. I can play other games like Skyrim on ultra settings while recording with Fraps (Notorious for dropping fps) at 60 FPS no problem.

The only thing I can link it to is having 2 screens running at once. I disable my second screen and it works fine, but that is a major inconvenience. I was hoping maybe someone else had this problem at one point and figured it out..

Here is a list of things I've tried:

Updating my GFX driver
Downgrading my GFX driver
Reinstalling the game
Checking to see if cpu/gpu is over heating (It's not)
Turning off frame skip (Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't)
Changing resolution
Changing quality
And a few more things I forgot.

Any and all help is much appreciated.


Update: It seems to be lagging even with the second monitor disabled..
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Master of Ravens

Welcome to PC Support Section.

In order to further assist you, please verify the following information below before proceeding. Please, we remind you that Terraria has certain requirements in order to function properly on your system. If you fail to check these requirements you may encounter errors or issues.

In order to further assist you, please consider posting your System Specifications. You can obtain this information by Right-Clicking My Computer on your system. You will get basic information about your Processor and RAM. If you wish to get a full detailed list, you can use third party software to determine your specifications.

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System Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1
  • Processor: 1.6 Ghz (Single Core)
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Hard Disk Space: 200 MB
  • Video Card: 128 MB Video Memory, Shader Model 1.1 Support
  • DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater
Game Dependencies(MUST Install)
Troubleshooting Your Problem with TerrariaServer.exe
In order to figure out what your problem is with the game, we require that you run the Terraria Server Client (TerrariaServer.exe). This will display any errors or successes on launch. Should there be any errors from the program itself, use the command prompt and copy the error to display it here.
  1. Right click within the Command Prompt.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select Mark.
  3. Once you made a selection, Right Click or Press Enter to copy.
  4. Paste your results in your thread.
If you have trouble with the above instructions, your system might be showing "Not Responding" or your System may need to be rebooted to start clean.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My world has corrupted somehow and will not load properly, what can I do?
A: You may have corrupted the world by using modded clients, computer shutdown before the world could complete the save, or system failure within Terraria that caused the problem. You can try attempting to load your world using TEdit (Download).

Q: My game is not launching, or I get errors regarding XNA/.NET Framework!
A: You can attempt to make sure you have all Game Dependencies first, then try attempting this solution:

If you don't feel like sifting through all that, it's basically to do with the framework permissions.

This is how you change the right to use Framework/XNA:
  1. Right-Click the specific directory (Listed Below).
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Select the Security Tab
  4. Click on Advanced Option
  5. Select the Owner Tab
  6. Click on the bottom button to Edit.
  7. On this window select the Administrator in the row and make sure to select the Checkboxes below.
  8. Hit Apply and close all the windows.
  9. Try running the game again.
Do the above for all of the following FOLDERS:



Q: Steam has reported that one (1) file has failed verification and was downloaded?
A: This file is known as the serverconfig.txt file. Originally this file shouldn't be packed with the game as Terraria should create this file automatically on launch if it is missing or out of date. Due to it being changed and updated by server owners, the file will constantly fail the verification process. This has no effect on playing the game, and can be ignored.


Master of Ravens
Your specs are high and mighty, I would expect faulty installations of .NET or XNA. Perhaps running applications that can cause fps drops like fraps, or Open Broadcast Software.
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