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post #51 of 61
I totally see what you're saying. But I was thinking about this the otherday. In 5 years, you may would have spent 200$ on hardware to keep up, at the same time maxing all the same games. In that 5 years, if you go the console route, you just dropped a good 300+ for all the necessary extras. You also don't need to buy certified accessories. That's kind of my biggest thing. 20 dollars for a mic? Nah how about 5.
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post #52 of 61
your doing something wrong.
I do know what you mean though, i hate the troubleshooting, config files, games that straight up dont work, bugs etc. Black ops for instance had huge problems at launch (For most people, i had no problems though).


I have had 0 problems with BF3 though exept for the lack of Eyefinity support. Runs amazingly well.
    
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post #53 of 61
I had similar issues with bc2 with the sig rig. Played around with the ccc and game settings and it ran silky smooth. I run virtual machines in the background with 80% load while playing bf3 and never had any stutter/lag/etc issues. If your word holds true on your op, why try fixing the issue and play on your xbox?
Edited by curb - 10/29/11 at 6:55pm
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Run some benchmarks like 3dmark11 / Vantage and post your scores. It would be interesting to see if they are typical and it might help point to a specific problem (if your CPU score was extremely low).
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I listed this before here

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...l#post15498842

Even though it dosen't hit 4GB windows will try and clean things up before it gets close (say 85-90% mem usage) hence the pagefile etc.
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When I came across 1024x768 I loled and then posted that I loled.

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Originally Posted by naizarak View Post
Thanks for the help, but I've pretty much tried everything you said. Not only did I reinstall Windows, but I installed latest drivers for everything from a virgin install. My overclock is plenty stable, running the game with my card and CPU at stock speeds made performance even worse. Dropping my CPU from 4 to 3.2ghz made CPU usage jump from 85% to 95%. No matter what I try game stutters too much and in the middle of some of the larger maps FPS drops to 30-ish.
Lets be clear.

You are running this game on high settings @ 1024x768 resolution.

What in-game settings are you using (eg AntiAliasing etc)?

Your CPU is a Phenom II x4 @ 4ghz.

You have a 6950 with unlocked shaders @ 900mhz core and 1300mhz (or higher) memory.

You have 4gb DDR2 RAM @ 800mhz.

Your overclock is "stable" and you have fresh installs of Windows, Battlefield 3 and the latest AMD drivers.

Question (again): which Prime95 test are you "stable" in?

What is your CPU Northbridge overclocked to? What are your RAM settings?


You have a Samsung 250gb HDD. Is this a 7200rpm HDD? How full is your HDD (ie: how many GBs are free)?

Perhaps your PSU is not supplying enough stable power?

This IS a problem specific to your PC/hardware/software/setup/bios combination.

Your system well exceeds requirements AND does not give equivalent performance to all other equivalent systems tested from the various PC game hardware sites.

Conclusion: something specific TO YOUR SETUP is giving you these results. Fix this specific issue and your same computer should double in fps

You dissing PC's and assuming that your experience is indicative of the normative and expected experience is fallacious reasoning - hence you appear to be flaming and trolling, something you've not denied yet, and further suggested by your ridiculous assertion that consoles are for gamers and pc's are for tinkerers.

You are missing something, period. It is not the game. It is not PC's in general. It is not gaming on PC's. It is you.

It is your specific computer misfunctioning or your software misfunctioning, and most likely, this is your fault - something that you are overlooking and prematurely losing patience with.

There is no other conclusion.
Edited by willibj - 10/29/11 at 7:37pm
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ooc, could a slow HDD be a cause of low fps due to the Ultra res textures etc needed to be accessed by the game?
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Originally Posted by willibj View Post
Lets be clear.

You are running this game on high settings @ 1024x768 resolution.

What in-game settings are you using (eg AntiAliasing etc)?

Your CPU is a Phenom II x4 @ 4ghz.

You have a 6950 with unlocked shaders @ 900mhz core and 1300mhz (or higher) memory.

You have 4gb DDR2 RAM @ 800mhz.

Your overclock is "stable" and you have fresh installs of Windows, Battlefield 3 and the latest AMD drivers.

Question (again): which Prime95 test are you "stable" in?

What is your CPU Northbridge overclocked to? What are your RAM settings?


You have a Samsung 250gb HDD. Is this a 7200rpm HDD? How full is your HDD (ie: how many GBs are free)?

Perhaps your PSU is not supplying enough stable power?

This IS a problem specific to your PC/hardware/software/setup/bios combination.

Your system well exceeds requirements AND does not give equivalent performance to all other equivalent systems tested from the various PC game hardware sites.

Conclusion: something specific TO YOUR SETUP is giving you these results. Fix this specific issue and your same computer should double in fps

You dissing PC's and assuming that your experience is indicative of the normative and expected experience is fallacious reasoning - hence you appear to be flaming and trolling, something you've not denied yet, and further suggested by your ridiculous assertion that consoles are for gamers and pc's are for tinkerers.

You are missing something, period. It is not the game. It is not PC's in general. It is not gaming on PC's. It is you.

It is your specific computer misfunctioning or your software misfunctioning, and most likely, this is your fault - something that you are overlooking and prematurely losing patience with.

There is no other conclusion.
Thanks for the help. Let's see...for Prime95 I used the "burn in" test, or whichever one is supposed to stress the CPU the most - biggest power consumption. At 4.0ghz the NB is clocked at 2600. Basically as much as possible without tweaking voltage. HDD is at 7200rpm and there's more than 150gb of free space. PSU seems fine, 730W with something around 50A on the 12v. I used it with my Gtx280 before.

You're right..I shouldn't jump to conclusions but this scenario has left a bitter taste in my mouth. This isn't my first self-built gaming PC but it is the first time I was excited about using one.

Anyways I dug through a lot of different BF3 benchmarks and the numbers aren't too far off from what I'm getting. Guru3d was the only site that conducted tests at 1280*1024. At that resolution the 6970 averaged 47fps on Ultra, I was playing on High so add another 15fps or so and it's pretty much what I've been getting.
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link to guru3d!
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