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post #11 of 42
Driver issue, same happens with my 460 when I look at Afterburner.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by omni_vision;15493420 
your vram probably

I don't think. With my current settings I see ~850mb max usage.
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i vote for driver issue
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley;15493585 
i vote for driver issue

It's funny, surprisingly I've had more driver related issues with my 560Ti than my 4890cf setup! I thought Nvidia was supposed to be better in the driver department!! oh well.

I think I'll go back to ati when Souther Islands come out, this is just not cutting it for BF3.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoriver;15493630 
It's funny, surprisingly I've had more driver related issues with my 560Ti than my 4890cf setup! I thought Nvidia was supposed to be better in the driver department!! oh well.

I think I'll go back to ati when Souther Islands come out, this is just not cutting it for BF3.

Thanks for all the help guys.

lachen.gif

Nvidia driver suck. Do you recall the driver they put out that killed GPUs?

Some "better drivers". rolleyes.gif
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i Had this same problem earlier, i just restarted and it went back to normal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabreknight;15493868 
i Had this same problem earlier, i just restarted and it went back to normal.

Sounds like a memory leak issue.


OP, what's system memory usage at when this happens?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackOmega;15493912 
Sounds like a memory leak issue.


OP, what's system memory usage at when this happens?

~4.5gb.. I remember since it seemed high, I'm not sure how much bf3 was using but I'm guessing over 2gb. However I don't think a memory leak would cause this.. it would just use up more memory than needed and since it's not being accessed no cpu time is required.
post #19 of 42
I'm using a 560 ti, and Phenom II 925 @ 3.5 GHZ, and at 1920x1080 with everything on "high" settings I haven't noticed any frame drops or lagging in BF3.

Is your 560 TI overclocked? Mines at 900 MHZ and that seems to be a decent boost over the stock 850 MHZ.

But if your really getting a ton of frame rate drops, it is probably a driver issue as most people were saying (I'm assuming you already updated your drivers though?). Although it could be possible that your gpu or cpu is starting to deteriorate, or you have a computer virus, etc.

Oh and it is possible that maybe your 4.1 GHZ overclock isn't completely stable? 4.1 GHZ is kind of high for 955, so you may want to consider lowering your overclock a bit like 3.8GHZ and see if it still happens.

This game is NOT that cpu intensive its more GPU intensive, so lowering your overclock should not hurt your performance and you can eliminate this as a possible cause.
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My 560Ti came overclocked out of the box(900/1002/1800),are there any tools to test for GPU oc stability?
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