Originally Posted by naizarak
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