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Battlefield 3 (Official Thread) Pt. 2

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by John, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. Fofal

    Fofal Member Guru

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    hello hello :)

    I didn't play anything for a while and just recently got BF3.

    I noticed that my computers is not as fast as it used to be. Can anyone give me an advice on what should I upgrade? get solid state drives in RAID, new memory (8gig), or a Quad core CPU?

    I know I can upgrade my video card. I was thinking of getting a GTX570 but i'm worried that it's power will go to waste. Will my CPU be a bottleneck for a GTX570?

    Thank you. In advance ;)
     
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    570 is a great upgrade for your rig and will run BF3 nicely.
    You can always upgrade CPU later, meanwhile you'll still get a big performance boost over the 260....it won't be a waste.

    Not so long ago I was running a dual core Athlon II with my 6950, it ran most games very well. :)

    BF3 will make both cores run 100%, but it's def playable...
     
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  3. Fofal

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    Oh, yeah. finally a nice game came out ;P

    thanks for the advice!
     
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    Anytime :)

    Just to be clear, a dual core won't run BF3 as well as a quad, but it will still run OK.

    You didn't mention any budget that's why I didn't suggest buying more hardware...
    When you can afford it, the best upgrade after your 570 will be a quad core CPU....but for now the dual core will be OK. :)
     
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  5. Deathspank

    Deathspank Maha Guru

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    my freind runs the game on a e6400 dualcore @3.2ghz with 4gig of ram and a gtx460. the 2 core do run at 100% load but the game runs fine @medium settings at around 60fps.
     
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    With two cores there's a chance of some stuttering because the game might stalls while waiting for some thread to do its thing.
     
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    Yep, I ran BF3 MP with my old Athlon II X2 and also my X4 with 2 cores disabled just to see how the game ran.

    Both CPU's had @100% core load and I occasionally got fps dips and stuttering.

    It wasn't bad enough to ruin the gameplay, but it was def there...once I enabled all 4 cores again it ran smooth as silk.
     
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    I got the GTX570 just now. I'll have to get a quad too. CPU load is 100% and frame rate drops ere and there.
     
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    How bad is it? What settings?
     

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    I was in the same boats as you, I had a 4870 1gb and went to a GTX 480 and now it runs bf3 maxed at around 45 fps. the Dual core will bottleneck a little at 4.0 ghz but for the money the best upgrade is to go for a new video card. it will net the most noticeable increase in performance without buying a new rig.
     
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    i get 35-45 in battle. drops into 20s often...i'm not sure what to do. I might grab a used quad core from someone. no idea yet. it could be many things. I did a format too.
     
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    it lags the same regardless of the settings. i'm going to take off my overclock see if it helps.
     
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    What settings to be more precise you play? What's your GPU usage in game?
     
  15. Pill Monster

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    That seems low, I got more than that with my Athlon X2. Reduce the settings to high/med see if it makes any difference.
     

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    Did you exit the game after you changed settings?

    You need to restart for some changes...
     
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    I dunno how many are affected but there is some serious BF blog server problem , I am getting a lot of sorry there is a technical problem error, revolving around multiplayer screen, sometime its triggers when I refresh servers.
     
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    No probs here, even the "first game of the day crash" seems to be gone here.
     
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    Odd, the game runs better with my SLI gtx465's at stock then at 750/1800. Not complaining though :p

    I still get crashes to desktops on the regular. Sometimes I can play 1 round, others 5...happens at random times too. I've read a lot of people have this problem, I wonder if its SLI/crossfire related, hmm
     
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    This has been happening to me since this morning, refreshing the page normally works. Strange that its not happening to everyone...
     
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