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My fps in BF3 drops to 40 in some places even if there is nothing goin on so I would like to know is there any tweaks I can do to my phenom maybe within the bios of my mobo (Crossfair IV Formula) at the moment I got my CPU to 3.7ghz I tried 3.9ghz but my CPU got a bit to hot at over 60 degrees so I got it back down to 3.7ghz, So Iam thinking is there any things that I can do to make my cpu faster with the mobo features???
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Im not sure its your cpu, I normally play at 4.2ghz but for fun this past weekend I played at bone stock settings and didnt see any fps changes while monitoring with frapps.

How much memory do you have and how much of it gets used while playing? I get about 50% use and I have 8GB, so about 4Gb total system use. That may not be it though.

I think its very possible its gpu/driver.

does it happen in story/single player or online mode, if in online mode it can be bandwidth related, maybe ask someone to tell you your ping, if your over 100 that could be it. There is a command for checking your ping but I forget it. Also try going to bandwidthplace.com and check your speed there

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Crossfire? I notice that you have two 6870 listed in your sig.
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+1, Thanks for fast reply my ram is at 50 and ping is usually about 25 Im running 12.1 Prview drivers with no caps as I got suggested not to use caps for 12.1 but my performance was the same as on all drivers I used before, on maps like grand bazar or metro I never drop under 60fps on 32 slot servers and maybe even on 64, but maps like caspian, kharg island etc in some places it just goes to 40 and if I turn around in another direction I go back to 60, 70 or 80 fps its just annoying as I can feel these drops
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Crossfire? I notice that you have two 6870 listed in your sig.

Yea I got crossfire
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do you have the cpu/nb overclocked?
 
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I used the Asus utility in bios and I think it also overclocked nb
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Yea I got crossfire

Im not running an amd card, but i have read a few headlines about poor crossfire driver support. Im very confident in saying its not the cpu, I played it at stock settings so 3.3ghz since all cores are operating, it wont use turbo that way and my fps didnt drop. I know intel guys will bash on amd but on bf3 that will use all 6 cores your going to be fine. Even stock, and I was even running my memory at 1333mhz not even 1600mhz and still played great.

The last thing I can personally recommend is to eliminate the possibility of an unstable overclock and set it back to stock and play it. If your sure your settings are stable though you can ignore that. I personally run prime small fft AND blend test at least 1hr to ensure a stable overclock. I used to only do small fft but had the weirdest overclock related issue that only happened on IE9 while browsing, I was able to game fine but browsing high flash content web pages my system would shut off. Prime small fft passed 1hr, it was blend test that failed within 2mins. So now I always run both.

I would also try to keep temps under 55c just in case your running above that, technically amd says 62c but since your overclocking your already pushing the limits, having the temp low is your best friend.

Im personally recommending posting in the amd gpu section or doing some research in there, Im sure you will find its a driver issue.

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I don't trust those overclock utilities..
If i was to run it right now..i bet i get a bsod :lachen.gif:
brb..just for kicks..
 
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I don't trust those overclock utilities..
If i was to run it right now..i bet i get a bsod :lachen.gif:
brb..just for kicks..

actually that would be interesting to see, I personally dont trust them either
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