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Hello,

I heard of a program called DXTORY which allows you to limit your fps without having to enable vsync, which is great for gamers on first person shooters to evade input lag!

I downloaded DXtory 2.0.109 (Using free trial) and here's what I did;

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As you see I set it to 62fps but I'm playing Battlefield 3 and my FPS are still unlimited, am I doing something wrong? I'd love to limit my FPS using this program.


Any help would be appreciated.
    
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Limiting your FPS won't prevent tearing, it'll just make it less probable. Vsync does something completely different that has the side effect of limiting your framerate.
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Limiting your FPS won't prevent tearing, it'll just make it less probable. Vsync does something completely different that has the side effect of limiting your framerate.

I didn't state the reason, I do not want to limit the FPS to prevent tearing, I simply want to keep the GPU's cooler and quieter instead of wasting GPU power, but I don't want to use vsync as that introduces input lag. wink.gif

Anyone knows how to use DXtory?
    
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Check the "Synchronize Video FPS" box under the video tab.
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Check the "Synchronize Video FPS" box under the video tab.

I just did and it's still unlimited;

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So what FPS are you wanting to play at/record at?
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I want to play at 62fps, I'm not looking into recording. tongue.gif
    
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Since you are playing BF3, you can limit the FPS using this console command:

GameTime.MaxVariableFps 62

 

Or you can make the command apply itself automatically every time you start the game by following these instructions:

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Create a new text file and rename it to User.cfg. Edit the file using Windows Notepad or Wordpad, entering each command on a separate line. Save this file and place it in your main \Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\ directory.

 

Attached is my User.cfg in case you need an example. .zip because OCN doesn't allow .cfg files to be uploaded.

 

 

User.cfg 0k .zip file

 

 

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I might do this too. Pointless to waist GPU power for those of us that can spare it.
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Since you are playing BF3, you can limit the FPS using this console command:
GameTime.MaxVariableFps 62

Or you can make the command apply itself automatically every time you start the game by following these instructions:

Attached is my User.cfg in case you need an example. .zip because OCN doesn't allow .cfg files to be uploaded.


User.cfg 0k .zip file


Of course I did that, but the in-game FPS limiter is a bunch of crap and it makes the game stutter like crazy.

I just realized that they released a new OSD version for MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 BETA 9;

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4192523&postcount=78

You have to extract the RAR at C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\Bundle\OSDServer and then you can do a bf3.exe.cfg (What I did was copy BFBC2.exe cfg's file and rename it to bf3.exe) at C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\ProfileTemplates and add this like I did;

[Framerate]
Limit = 62
LimitCapture = 0

Save, and enjoy BF3 with fps limited at 62. biggrin.gif
    
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