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So I tried Battlefield 3 on Athlon II x2 250, HD6850 and I wasn't happy at all. I was getting this "stutter" (I dont know if this is the right word) fraps shows 30-60FPS but the game feels... laggy... so laggy that its actually unplayable. ( card run at 40~% ). So my question is if I buy a Hyper 212 plus and overclock the cpu to 3.5Ghz+, would this actually help? Is it worth the try?

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You don't have enough RAM.
You need at least another 2GB.
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Is the low amount of RAM the only reason for the "stuttering"?
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In this case, it sure seems like it.
BF3 has to resort to using virtual memory which is very slow compared to RAM.
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Ok I will order 2 gigs of ram tommorow, thank you!

Another question: If I buy this [ http://mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=43924 ], can I combine it with what I have now? Or they should have the same speeds etc. I dont know much about RAM's.
Edited by Athorne - 1/9/12 at 7:53am
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Ok I will order 2 gigs of ram tommorow, thank you!

Another question: If I buy this [ http://mostbg.com/most/Item.aspx?itemid=43924 ], can I combine it with what I have now? Or they should have the same speeds etc. I dont know much about RAM's.


 Lower your in-game settings such as AA, MSAA and settings in CCC etc. Try that before buying anything.

 

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Tried everything, had same performance with low and extra settings, high or low resolutions. Its a bottleneck obviously, but I hope its mostly from the ram.
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post #8 of 14
I second the RAM because while it says 2GB is a minimum but they recommend 4-6GB. You'll still probably want to lower settings to get better FPS.

As far as overclock I'm a big fan of the Hyper 212 plus or EVO as a aftermarket cooler to really push your CPU and keep temps low.
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What about my other question, if I buy 2x2 1600 kingston, can I use with my current ram which I think is 1 stick 2 GB 800 Kingston?
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Try with V-Sync On and Off and MSAA = 0.

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