How to Fix Lagging and Low FPS in ARK: Survival Evolved Game

Some of users reported lag and low fps issues in ARK: Survival Evolved. This article shows ways to improve your ARK: Survival Evolved pc game lagging and low fps issues.

Try these steps below:

  • See, GPUs or graphics cards go in the PCIe 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 slot on your motherboard.
  • Anything with pcie has pcie lanes determined by your CPU, and usually graphics cards max is 16 lanes called x16
  • Have you guessed it that's whats happening to your multi GPU system?
    • for example the intel core i7 6700k has 20 lanes meaning it can only handle 1 GPU at max speed or 2 at x8 or with 3 GPUs x8 x8 and x4. but thats not the only issue .
  • Drivers are also a common contributor when dealing with this.
  • Go and get the most recent but stable driver you can.


  • If you are receiving lag and the above does not apply to you 1 or 2 things could be happening if you use a HDD or SSD:
  • If you have a lot of programs running like useless software
  • or maybe it is caused by your anti virus scan. 2 tips are useful: turn the scan on a scheduled for when you are not gaming.
  • (For Windows users only) learn how to disable unwanted programs using MSConfig from the run menu win key + R will bring up the run menu.
  • Be sure you have good DL and UL speed as you use both while playing games DL or download and UL or upload it is common to get lag from upload due to the nature of how internet works you send and receive packets...
  • If you're not running dual graphics cards and programs like GPU-Z still say you're using a PCI-Express speed less than PCIe 3.0 x16, its because of power saving features:
    • First try to open your control panel and select "Power Options", then choose "high performance". Then click to change plan settings followed by advanced power settings. Scroll down to PCI Express and make sure power saving features are turned off.
    • If this doesn't work, make sure your bios settings for PCI Express have Gen 3 selected.
    • Also, disabling c-states can fix it as well.
  • Move your Windows pagefile to a different drive that had more free room and miraculously they will be back in gaming business.
  • Hope it all works!
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