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I am seeing some little drops as well since the last patch. I think that little VRAM leak is back because I was watching it today and every round I checked and the base VRAM was higher than before. Ultimately this causes crashes for me but initially its something related to the leak even when you aren't yet at the VRAM limit.

Its the game however, pretty certain about that as it didn't do it before the big 'fix everything' patch.
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I guess I will just have to wait it out :/
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Originally Posted by BrightCandle View Post

I am seeing some little drops as well since the last patch. I think that little VRAM leak is back because I was watching it today and every round I checked and the base VRAM was higher than before. Ultimately this causes crashes for me but initially its something related to the leak even when you aren't yet at the VRAM limit.

Its the game however, pretty certain about that as it didn't do it before the big 'fix everything' patch.

Since the patch my game will outright freeze, with a sound loop for about 5-10 seconds and it usually recovers though. It never used to do that, if it had a problem the game would just crash, go to black screen.
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Okay so my problem seems to be mostly solved and I am not sure exactly what did it but here is what I changed before I tested:
-Uninstalled drivers
-Reinstalled Drivers
-Downloaded Windows Updates
-Uninstalled the game
-Reinstalled the game, but chose a different directory. I made a 'games' folder in my c drive. I also noticed in game properties it says I am running
at x64 and not x86(as previously). I personally think this is what fixed my problem.

Hope this helps someone.
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Hey everyone. I am having a bit of a problem with BF4 and my sig rig.
No matter what settings I play at, I dip into the lows 40 and even high 30s.
I would be led to believe CPU bottleneck, but both CPU and GPU usage hover around 60% to 75% at any setting.
I also have a hard time believing my cpu is a bottleneck, especially with my OC.
Right now I am re-installing the game and drivers. If that doesn't work I'm not sure what to do. I refuse to use mantle because SweetFX and how ugly I think the game looks without it.
Any help would be appreciated!

Note: CPU is not throttling, installing 14.9.1 beta drivers atm, Windows 8.1.

DX11 or Mantle?
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dx11, but I fixed my problem as stated above. Thanks for the help though!
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I am trying to install sweetfx howeverbi am not sure how. I have downloaded the latest 1.5 version and the bf4 from the list but after I unzip it there is no application to run or anything ? And I am not sure how to load the configuration file either.
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To run Sweetfx with Windows 8 you have to run eFX in conjunction. There are many threads regarding this issue (google). Just insert files manually into install directory.

EDIT: Seems as though BradleyW has found a way without eFX, so you can try either one. Look here.

I personally use eFX + Sweetfx and it works great. I don't run a game with out it! thumb.gif
post #26179 of 29735
i got it working, seems darker tho when i toggle it with scroll key.. Do i need to run the sweet fx program every time i run bf4 or no?
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I tired SweetFX in the past when i played RIFT and someone recommended it, I personally absolutely hated it, but perhaps being on 1440p versus his 1080p made a difference. Either way, I might consider trying it in BF4 just to see if I like that at all, but I forget if the program makes the game even more graphics intensive or does it override the built in (in-game) graphics settings? Basically wondering where it falls into the spectrum of performance and how it plays with BF4 settings before I decide if I want to see how it looks.
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