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I'm having issues with BF3 studdering/ lagging. It just started happening a couple days ago. However, I havn't downloaded and new drivers, game updates, or hardware. Or change any settings, and my ping is always sub 50ms. It doesn't matter the server I always get this studdering.

The FPS is consistantly staying above 40 frames/second and averaging close to 50-60 even when the studdering happens.

It doesn't seem to get any better with me turning the settings down either.

Here's a log I took from one game, and to me everything looks normal

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Any ideas?
Edited by ocmi_teddy - 1/4/12 at 9:30am
 
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It's "stuttering" if you mean it's stopping-starting (which you are). "Studdering" isn't a word.

As to your actual problem, are you running SLI or Crossfire? And if you're staying over 40fps then you should be ok depending on your eyesight, frame rates drop as new things come into frame, textures have to load, etc. If you want higher minimum fps try reducing settings a little (specifically texture quality and dust/bloom effects, although idk what these will actually be called in the game as I don't play bf3 yet) and see if that raises your minimum fps to a more playable range.
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It's "stuttering" if you mean it's stopping-starting (which you are). "Studdering" isn't a word.
As to your actual problem, are you running SLI or Crossfire? And if you're staying over 40fps then you should be ok depending on your eyesight, frame rates drop as new things come into frame, textures have to load, etc. If you want higher minimum fps try reducing settings a little (specifically texture quality and dust/bloom effects, although idk what these will actually be called in the game as I don't play bf3 yet) and see if that raises your minimum fps to a more playable range.

my bad, I'm terrible at spelling (like if I was born 20 years earlier idk if I'd ever make it to college lol).

I'm not running Crossfire, and the stuttering still comes up even when I reduce my settings all the way to the lowest settings.
 
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my bad, I'm terrible at spelling (like if I was born 20 years earlier idk if I'd ever make it to college lol).
I'm not running Crossfire, and the stuttering still comes up even when I reduce my settings all the way to the lowest settings.

I've also tried lowering my settings and it doesn't help.
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I know am a late to this but i just ditched my FX-4100 bulldozer for an 1045T and ALL of my bf3 stuttering is gone. No matter what or how hard I tried I never got rid of the stuttering with my fx-4100. Even OC'ed to 4.4 my fx-4100 couldn't run bf3 without stuttering. MY 1045t @ stock did't even sneeze when running bf3. FPS is now high and gameplay is Butta smooth thumb.gif
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I know am a late to this but i just ditched my FX-4100 bulldozer for an 1045T and ALL of my bf3 stuttering is gone. No matter what or how hard I tried I never got rid of the stuttering with my fx-4100. Even OC'ed to 4.4 my fx-4100 couldn't run bf3 without stuttering. MY 1045t @ stock did't even sneeze when running bf3. FPS is now high and gameplay is Butta smooth thumb.gif

IMO its more the game causing it than the hardware. I've ran it fine on both AMD and Intel rigs until this last patch. Since that I get random stuttering.
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yeah i experience this, too. game doesn't feel smooth and there's a bit of input lag.
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Yea every since the game has came out even people with the highest end of hardware has had problems with BF3 stuttering. From my personal experience i only got rid of the stuttering after getting rid of my FX-4100. I had tried everything driver,clean install, and tweak...etc in the book and nothing ever worked until i got my 1045T.
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Go into your AMD/ATI Drivers for your videocards and enable triple buffering. also enable vsync in the game.

Tell me how it goes!

Also how do you make charts like that and monitor cpu/gpu usage?
 
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Have you tried increase the flip queue size when using CF?

You can create a user.cfg file by creating it as a text document. Then rename it as user.cfg and place it in the same directory as BF3.exe. Then enter:
Renderdevice.forcerenderaheadlimit 5
Render.PerfOverlayVisible 1
Render.drawfps 1

And save it. Then start up BF3. If 5 is to high you can use 4. But 3 is the default unless you've already changed it.
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