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I actually stutter alot less on the karkand maps than stock :/

Oh, weird...

I wonder what's different about those maps than the stock set... Just size?
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That's funny, because running Origin, a Skype conference call, Firefox/battlelog, and BF3 multiplayer, I've yet to see more than ~3.5GB of RAM used. Upgrading to 8GB did zero for me.

OTOH, upgrading my secondary rig's generic Micron 1333 9-9-9-24 to my old 1600mhz 7-8-7-20 Doms gave it a slight boost. And, strangely, with only 4GB, it too runs BF3 without incident, without stuttering. rolleyes.gif

Just what else are you running in the background??
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Oh, weird...
I wonder what's different about those maps than the stock set... Just size?

The B2K maps have quite a bit more destruction.
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That's funny, because running Origin, a Skype conference call, Firefox/battlelog, and BF3 multiplayer, I've yet to see more than ~3.5GB of RAM used. Upgrading to 8GB did zero for me.
OTOH, upgrading my secondary rig's generic Micron 1333 9-9-9-24 to my old 1600mhz 7-8-7-20 Doms gave it a slight boost. And, strangely, with only 4GB, it too runs BF3 without incident, without stuttering. rolleyes.gif
Just what else are you running in the background??
The B2K maps have quite a bit more destruction.

Nothing too out of the ordinary, but my OS is definitely not "optimized" like a lot of gamers do on their dedicated gaming rigs. This rig is my multipurpose power-house of sorts.

Just a quick glance at my tray icons:

CCC, Bluetooth, RST, ASUS AI, Security Essentials, and the Realtek audio shtuff.

I also have three gadgets that are always running on my right monitor so I can see my CPU, RAM, and GPU activity.

I'm idling right now with nothing open but the task manager at 1.6GB of RAM used.
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i figured i needed to do this eventually. the stuttering issues i got in bf3 made the game unplayable. skyrim's getting pretty bad now too.
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PursuingInsanity, I just realized that you probably didn't see much of a change due to you running an SSD (I'm assuming BF3 is installed on there). Memory thrashing with an SSD is much less noticeable than with spindle drives... redface.gif
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A minor update, saw that my RAM usage was at 5.3GB while playing BF3 last night. Also found that maps load almost instantly after the first load, pretty awesome! thumb.gif

I'm curious how much BF3 by it's self can use now... I'll post up the Task Manager tonight sometime after a bit of playing for others who might be curious.
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I noticed a huge difference in stutter from 4gb to 8GB in BF3, that's really all though.
    
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I don't get all these reports of BF3 using so much RAM. The most I have ever seen my RAM consumption was playing BF3 and it was at about 3.5GB. I have never had stuttering or any performance issues and my maps load very quickly. I upgraded to 8GB of RAM and since I saw absolutely no difference what so ever in all of my games and applications I decided to sell the 8GB kit to a friend and put back in my 2000mhz 4GB kit over the 8GB 1600mhz kit.

Also I have to note that all my games are on my RAID 0 and not my SSD.

Just my experience.
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I don't get all these reports of BF3 using so much RAM. The most I have ever seen my RAM consumption was playing BF3 and it was at about 3.5GB. I have never had stuttering or any performance issues and my maps load very quickly. I upgraded to 8GB of RAM and since I saw absolutely no difference what so ever in all of my games and applications I decided to sell the 8GB kit to a friend and put back in my 2000mhz 4GB kit over the 8GB 1600mhz kit.
Also I have to note that all my games are on my RAID 0 and not my SSD.
Just my experience.

Congrats! smile.gif You must have a very lean-running system.

Last night I was watching the BF3 service, and it was getting close to using 2.2GB by it's self. Firefox sat firmly at 150MB, and Origin was at roughly 50MB. The one thing I found interesting was, the longer I played, more RAM seemed to be used, even though the BF3, Firefox and Origin services didn't actually grow in size. Eventually, I was using 5.3GB of RAM after an hour or so of playing. Once I quit the game and programs, I swiftly dropped back down to the 1.6GB mark.

There must be another program that BF3 runs that I wasn't watching that grows while playing for a period of time. Punkbuster, perhaps? Either that or Windows started caching the commonly used BF3 files, which I suppose isn't out of the question.
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I don't get all these reports of BF3 using so much RAM. The most I have ever seen my RAM consumption was playing BF3 and it was at about 3.5GB. I have never had stuttering or any performance issues and my maps load very quickly. I upgraded to 8GB of RAM and since I saw absolutely no difference what so ever in all of my games and applications I decided to sell the 8GB kit to a friend and put back in my 2000mhz 4GB kit over the 8GB 1600mhz kit.
Also I have to note that all my games are on my RAID 0 and not my SSD.
Just my experience.

Congrats! smile.gif You must have a very lean-running system.

Last night I was watching the BF3 service, and it was getting close to using 2.2GB by it's self. Firefox sat firmly at 150MB, and Origin was at roughly 50MB. The one thing I found interesting was, the longer I played, more RAM seemed to be used, even though the BF3, Firefox and Origin services didn't actually grow in size. Eventually, I was using 5.3GB of RAM after an hour or so of playing. Once I quit the game and programs, I swiftly dropped back down to the 1.6GB mark.

There must be another program that BF3 runs that I wasn't watching that grows while playing for a period of time. Punkbuster, perhaps? Either that or Windows started caching the commonly used BF3 files, which I suppose isn't out of the question.

You should rerun and look for it, I'm a little curious about that.
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