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BF3 multiplayer unplayable, RAM issue?

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So right now I only have 4GB of RAM because 4 out of my 6 RAM slots on my mobo have failed (I need a new mobo but can't afford one atm). I can the game on ULTRA just fine in single player with 50-60fps. The issue in multiplayer though isn't my fps, i still get near 60fps, the issue is that whenever I start firing (usually when I am near something) my system slows way down and I usually get killed because I can't do anything.

My RAM usage is at about 3.9 gigs. Is this a RAM issue or something else? I have every single program closed on my rig except for origin and firefox. If this is a RAM issue, how can I resolve it? Thanks
post #2 of 12
I think your limited with the VRAM in your 470's, up your pagefile 2048 of your regular ram and lower down to high or your AA, turn motion blur off as well, should fix the issue.

Also check out this thread and try out these fixes, might work for you.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1153...-new-post.html
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I think your limited with the VRAM in your 470's, up your pagefile 2048 of your regular ram and lower down to high or your AA, turn motion blur off as well, should fix the issue.

Also check out this thread and try out these fixes, might work for you.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1153...-new-post.html
Ok thanks, but when I got my SSD I was told to turn the page file off to save it from making unnecessary reads and writes to make it last longer
post #4 of 12
With my 8gb I tried to run 4xMSAA on Ultra and it crashed and I increased pagefile to 2gb and it ran like that but I turned off MSAA anyway because it was killing FPS in eyefinity res. ALso I see 66% usage for RAM.
post #5 of 12
Yeah I understand, but it seems BF3 uses your pagefile and since you don't have a lot more system ram it needs a page file to run properly,
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Ok thanks, but when I got my SSD I was told to turn the page file off to save it from making unnecessary reads and writes to make it last longer
Don't listen to whoever told you that. There's no need for that for home use.
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Don't listen to whoever told you that. There's no need for that for home use.
Good to know. I disabled my pagefile on my SSD and put it on my HDD because I thought it added writes
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Good to know. I disabled my pagefile on my SSD and put it on my HDD because I thought it added writes
It does use additional writes.... but your SSD will be ancient by the time those additional writes matter.
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Ok thanks, but when I got my SSD I was told to turn the page file off to save it from making unnecessary reads and writes to make it last longer
If you want to save writes on your SSD because of the page file, you can move it to a separate mechanical hard drive. That's what I do and it works great. I also move my browser cache there and my user folders (including my desktop) that way I keep the writes to the SSD at a minimum

To move the page file:

Right click on computer>properties>advanced system settings> Performance settings>advanced>Virtual memory change>uncheck automatically manage page file>set no page file on C: and set>click on HDD drive letter and select system managed size or custom size and click set.
Done
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Thanks guys. I'm going to try all your suggestions and report back
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