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I want a screen shot of the process, not your 'overall' usage! Yes please!

It would be preferable to get it from Resource Monitor instead of the Task Manager. wink.gif [/quote]

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BF3.exe only uses ~1.5GB for me.
     
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Lol. You want a screenshot of my ram usage while playing?
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Bf3 has a bad memory leak. Restart your computer, check your memory usage. Play bf3 for a hour, close bf3 and check your memory usage. Oh how your RAM usage mysteriously is more even though the game is closed. Now start it back up and play another hour. Close bf3 and check again, and mysteriously its again using even more. :/
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Do it anyway for pure morbid interest of mine!



And so, about 1.5GB seems normal, eh? Disabling desktop composition took about 200mb off, weirdly.

However, I like how we all bought/are buying more RAM instead of closing other programs in the systray! OCN FTW biggrin.gif
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I want a screen shot of the process, not your 'overall' usage! Yes please!
It would be preferable to get it from Resource Monitor instead of the Task Manager. wink.gif

Oh no no no. That's not what I meant. The game takes a big chunk, but not like 6gb. I was referring to my total usage+BF3= ~7.5gb. Sorry if I confused people.

So then you play BF3 with 10's or 20's of tabs open in your browser, along with all kinds of other stuff running in the background? tongue.gif

I understand what you mean but I'm still not convinced that the game does only use 1.5~1.8GB total. If you look at it's resources in resource monitor, there are different sets - working, committed, private, etc. What I'm guessing is that the game requests 'X' amount of space for whatever Windows reports available, but flags it as being addressed for already?

Not really sure. Would really like to know a final answer some how though. Someone ask Ducky.
    
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So then you play BF3 with 10's or 20's of tabs open in your browser, along with all kinds of other stuff running in the background? tongue.gif

More like 2-3tabs, EVGA precision, Core temp, Fraps (not recording in this case), Steam, and Origin. I believe those are usually what I have.
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I want a screen shot of the process, not your 'overall' usage! Yes please!
It would be preferable to get it from Resource Monitor instead of the Task Manager. wink.gif

Here is after just a bit of playing. I've seen it use more than this.

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It has been near 2.5GB before. Was worse before the patch. Don't forget the amount Origin and PB is taking. I've seen Origin near 200MB before. I know the whole suite combined can sit around 3GB used.
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That would be a terrible idea. Caching graphics into RAM would be a huge bottleneck. The game engine doesn't go back/forth - it reads what it needs from a HDD or SSD and caches files as needed.




How would that be a terrible bottlekneck, RAM readspeeds on modern systems breakinto the 10Gigabytes/second and higher, SSD's can't even hope to keep up with Ram's Read speeds.
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I have 8gb total and when playing BF3 I have ~500mb left, occasionally I hit the RAM limit. I'd suggest you get 16gb honestly.

The game has a memory leak as most of us know.

I was forced to tweet with battlefield and the person on the other end had no clue of it, that just tells me they don't check there forums often but some users have had memory leak crash's using 16Gb's of ram.

I get a crash every time I 1st lunch the game on 1st match after that its good for a little while just glad I have software that can defrag my ram.
    
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Why is this even a discussion/problem. We spend hundreds of dollars on graphics cards and processors, RAM is a little over $4 per gig. Get an 8gb kit and call it a day!
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Why is this even a discussion/problem. We spend hundreds of dollars on graphics cards and processors, RAM is a little over $4 per gig. Get an 8gb kit and call it a day!

Well, it was just to kind of check that I wasn't experiencing a problem. If you note, I'm getting an 8GB kit anyway regardless of this!
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Why is this even a discussion/problem. We spend hundreds of dollars on graphics cards and processors, RAM is a little over $4 per gig. Get an 8gb kit and call it a day!

Would you want to buy GPus if they dump Tessellation like in Crysis 2? If the game has memory leak then they better fix it.
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