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Originally Posted by naizarak;15503724 
Thanks for the help but I tried that too. Yes you could say that there's a memory leak, but after 3 hours of gameplay I never saw bf3.exe usage go up beyond 1.9gb. Mem. usage was at around 80%.

What about GPU usage? If you haven't done so already, get MSI Afterburner and check on how much of your GPU is being used
    
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I was quite surprised BF3 wasn't a hardware resource hog. My friggen Civ 5 game runs slower than a full firefight in BF3. 1920x1080 at high doesn't do jack to slow down the game with a gtx 560 ti.

That aside, I have a feeling its his hard drive. 250GB filled up is gonna slow things down. Also, it could be one of those 5400rpm ones. Even slower.

Or its the RAM. I dont' know why all you guys say 4GB is enough for gaming. I often run over that limit just playing SC2 with a few browser windows open.
post #44 of 61
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/troll the guy who is /raging cause hes not seeing his $$ pulling weight....

Some people....
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post #45 of 61
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In the last month I've spent over $500 upgrading my PC just to play BF3...and now I remember why I've always played on Xbox: PC is just one massive disappointment.

How in the world does a 6970 and a 4.0ghz quad core CPU not max BF3 at 1024*768? Unless I lower everything to Medium I won't get steady 60+FPS. And no, the CPU is not a bottleneck. I'm convinced that gaming is best left to consoles, it's ridiculously cheaper and there's hardly any difference in gameplay. I compared Bad Company 2 on my Xbox to my PC running maxed and I didn't notice anything warranting my $500 investment.

Now I know there's more to a gaming PC than just playing games, people like building and upgrading them like cars. But for anyone actually interested in gaming, consoles seem to be the way to go.

Just wanted to get this off my mind, I still can't believe I spent all that money for practically nothing. Flame away.

In my opinion, the problem is that you're playing games that are co-designed for consoles/computers. If you don't notice any difference then save yourself the money and get the console version. If i had an xbox/ps3 i certainly would (rather than upgrade). I drop hundreds and thousands of dollars on my PC because I enjoy building my machines, but mainly when I'm playing games designed for the PC. Games that aren't even possible on a silly console. Try playing A10, Rise of Flight, Cliffs of Dover, or the Silent Hunter series on a console. Never happen. It's games like those that make upgrading your PC worth the price you pay to do it (most of the time).

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post #46 of 61
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/troll the guy who is /raging cause hes not seeing his $$ pulling weight....

Some people....

definitely the ram troll man. the ram troll always poops on us frown.gif
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post #47 of 61
Man, that sucks. My PC is smoking yours right now, and that shouldn't happen.

I had massive amounts of stuttering and lockups when my RAM usage hit around 85%. Someone told me to tryout Game Booster. Definitely helped. It shut off all the unnecessary stuff in the background.

Something just isn't right.
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post #48 of 61
I still maintain you should get a 360 and be done with it.
your system needs an ovehaul that you're not inclined to do. DDR2, am2...
I mean, you should be able to get bf3 to run ok... but if it's such a bother, why do it?
We do it because we find it fun...

... stop wasting time. you could be playing and fragging on xbox live in no time wink.gif
Hell, if you lived in Brazil, I'd sell my xbox so cheap you wouldnt believe, it's just geeting dust in a corner biggrin.gif
    
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post #49 of 61
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Originally Posted by Biscuits_N_Gravy;15503783 
Man, that sucks. My PC is smoking yours right now, and that shouldn't happen.

I had massive amounts of stuttering and lookups when my RAM usage hit around 85%. Someone told me to tryout Game Booster. Definitely helped. It shut off all the unnecessary stuff on the background.

Something just isn't right.

Game booster (even with some of its unneeded feature) would probably be beneficial to OP, normally windows will pagefile when mem gets close to max (so the 85% thing is viable). Unfourtunately OP has a unknown HDD, add to the fact that theres a global HDD shortage frown.gif
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I think its your ram dude... not only is it 800 mhz but its ddr2. i suggest buying a motherboard that supports ddr3/am3 and trying that.
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