Limit FPS

Introduction

You should make sure that the frames per seconds (FPS) don’t get too high while playing to prevent the computer from running too hot. The human eye can’t see very high FPS anyways and because of this, you should limit them.

While Sims 3 did not have the option to limit FPS in game, Sims 4 does offer this option. Also the FPS will be limited to 200 FPS at all time without you changing anything.

Steps to take – In game

  • Start the game
  • Click on the three dots in the upper right corner
  • Click on game options
  • Choose the tab graphics
  • Check the option Vertical Sync

Steps to take – Graphic card

You can also limit FPS through your graphics card but I do not know how it works for AMD Cards and Intel Chips.

Nvidia

  • Right-click on your desktop and choose NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Choose Manage 3D Setting
  • On the right hand side, choose the tab program settings
  • Click on Add to add Sims 4 (if you have played lately it should be in the list of recommondations. If not, you can find it here: c:\programs(x86)\origin_games\The Sims 4\game\bin\ts4.exe)
  • Scroll all the way down until you find vertical synchronization.
  • Choose ON from the list to enable vertical synchronization for Sims 4
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