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It seems steam and Origin Don't like each other.
Thanks to Spykez I realized that the reason I had trouble running Dead space.
and just like him I had issues while running BF3.

Theses issues seem to just go way if you close STEAM. I did not think much of this when i was playing last night.but now it has hit me.

I have posted this for reference. May sound logical to some but not everyone will think of checking what they are running in the background

Unless any one know why this is an issue, Don't run an Origin game with steam in the background. May be a ram resource thing or something else
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Hmm I have skyrim on steam preloading in the background while I was playing bf3 campaign. The game was mostly smooth but I did have some random freezes during loading and some stuttering
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Hmm I have skyrim on steam preloading in the background while I was playing bf3 campaign. The game was mostly smooth but I did have some random freezes during loading and some stuttering
yea that is mainly what i experience.

Except i get tons of it until i close steam.

and for some reason it gets worse if i meddle with the graphics settings
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BF3 uses 4-5 gigs of ram when playing online. Running steam in the background probably eats up used resources.
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its probably because you have 4gb of ram. ive seen my ram in task manager hit 4.5gb when playing bf3. i play bf3 with steam open in the background and i dont experience any crashes.
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BF3 uses 4-5 gigs of ram when playing online. Running steam in the background probably eats up used resources.
no bf3.exe only use 1.4 to 1.7 GB. that 4-5 gigs is what your whole computer is using.
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I play Bf3 just fine with steam running. I even have Origin added to non-steam games.
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I get occasional crashes but i normally have steam running whilst i play bf3 on Origin
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I call BS on this, I have both open all the time. Yet to have Origin, Steam or BF3 crash.
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Does anyone know how to fix the major slow motion bug in the game it really sucks. also loadout still not saving yet all the time.

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