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right people new to the PC gaming world and the game im into at the moment is far cry 3

i keep getting pasted but so just wondering if theres any hints and tips you have for online mode?
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How to not get killed online: Be sure that your fps is over refresh rate at all times, disable vsync (if you haven't already), use cover and hide in bushes etc, try to flank and above all just use your head.
Aim for headshots and do not spray with gun, only burst fires.

If you are a bad gamer? Well then you need to practice.
    
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How to not get killed online: Be sure that your fps is over refresh rate at all times, disable vsync (if you haven't already), use cover and hide in bushes etc, try to flank and above all just use your head.
Aim for headshots and do not spray with gun, only burst fires.

If you are a bad gamer? Well then you need to practice.

no im a good gamer but used to ps3/2/1 controllers first time with a mouse and keyboard

finding the keyboard a bit trick to navagate quickly at times

i also have v-sync on found it a bit smoother

should i disable it?
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Well if it's your first time, I would perhaps go and get one of the Counter Strike, Quake or Unreal, those are some of the best games to truly learn aiming quick. Quake live is free online, just search for it. Yes it does look dated, but that is not the point when learning to aim.
Vsync does make everything look smoother, but it does introduce a good bit of input delay, and input delay is crucial in aiming properly and fast. I'm a twitch gamer of sorts, so any delay added is also a added chance to loose.
    
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Well if it's your first time, I would perhaps go and get one of the Counter Strike, Quake or Unreal, those are some of the best games to truly learn aiming quick. Quake live is free online, just search for it. Yes it does look dated, but that is not the point when learning to aim.
Vsync does make everything look smoother, but it does introduce a good bit of input delay, and input delay is crucial in aiming properly and fast. I'm a twitch gamer of sorts, so any delay added is also a added chance to loose.

i must be doing something wrong as with v-sync on at medium setting i get constant 60fps

but even on low with v-sync off i drop below 60fps quiet alot, the lowest i seen was 50

my GPU wasnt maxing out and neither was my CPU

any ideas why this is?
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That sounds weird. I never got behavior like that!
You could download MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision and through the Rivatuner Statistics Server that comes with both, add the .exe and lock the frames to 60 without the use of vsync. This will also help with getting the tearing away and can be done to almost all games out there.
    
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That sounds weird. I never got behavior like that!
You could download MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision and through the Rivatuner Statistics Server that comes with both, add the .exe and lock the frames to 60 without the use of vsync. This will also help with getting the tearing away and can be done to almost all games out there.

please try and remember im a noob lol

ive got msi but couldnt see anything about a server on it

and dont really know were to start looking lol

i will give far cry 3 another go and change my settings again see if i can improve anything
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the 'server' is called rivatuner & its packaged with the software, sortve hidden. its used to monitor your GPU output; you should see something like frame rate target, set it 60 & enable, that will ensure your GPU wont slack off if that is in fact what was happening (which is unlikely, probably just a weird exception).
    
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thanks people dont know what i was doing wrong but i seem to have it sorted now

getting over 60fps on low and medium and i can run it at high if i wanted

the v-sync being off has defo helped my kill/death ratio though so big thumb.gif to you all
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