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Hello, I saw many people complaining about FPS stutters and heavy lags, but I haven't seen a clear solution yet so I'm posting my case here.

My setup is the same as my signature's, I updated it.
Here are the details of what I'm running

  • Latest BF4 version, updated
  • Latests NVIDIA Driver
  • Unparked CPU
  • Everything free of OC
  • No background programs running
  • Normal temps, none above of 70º C
  • Ultra settings, 1080p but here's the thing, no matter if I put it at the lowest settings, it will keep lagging and being unplayable.


Basically I run the game and after 20 secs of smooth as butter 50-60FPS of gameplay, I can't look anywhere because it lags ans takes about to 10-15 secs to resume the gameplay, then if I move the mouse again, same thing.. I'm talking about singleplayer, I don't play multiplayer. Any more things I can try? redface.gif
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You need 8gb ram bro. I tested 1080p on 4gb and it was unplayable. pagefile plus 8gb physical ram is a must for bf4.
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You need 8gb ram bro. I tested 1080p on 4gb and it was unplayable. pagefile plus 8gb physical ram is a must for bf4.

i played at 1080p fine with 4gb 1066 ddr2 so idk about your 4gb.
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You need 8gb ram bro. I tested 1080p on 4gb and it was unplayable. pagefile plus 8gb physical ram is a must for bf4.

^This all the way.

I saw a decent improvement going from 8gb to 16gb. Otherwise I was having to turn off every extra program running in the background I could find.

What is your gpu usage like while this is happening?
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i played at 1080p fine with 4gb 1066 ddr2 so idk about your 4gb.
well I had 4 gb ddr3 in two computers and had to add 4gb to get rid of the stutter. twice.

ddr2 has a lot lower latecy so maybe it has something to do with not sure. I never tested ddr2 on bf4.The Op has tried everything else. I had tried everything as well.
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You need 8gb ram bro. I tested 1080p on 4gb and it was unplayable. pagefile plus 8gb physical ram is a must for bf4.

Well yeah.. I thought too that this could be the problem.. damn, that hurts. Can you specify that pagefile part?
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^This all the way.

I saw a decent improvement going from 8gb to 16gb. Otherwise I was having to turn off every extra program running in the background I could find.

What is your gpu usage like while this is happening?

GPUZ shows 99-100% of GPU usage while gaming.
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Well yeah.. I thought too that this could be the problem.. damn, that hurts. Can you specify that pagefile part?
GPUZ shows 99-100% of GPU usage while gaming.

You know, I had a similar problem with BF3 when I had 8gb of 1333 RAM and my Phenom II CPU. The game would be butter smooth for about a minute then 10-15 seconds of freezing made it unplayable. (This was in multiplayer) While I agree with the others that you should get new 8 GB of RAM make sure its at least 1600 MHz.

I know this sounds weird but in BF3 when I went from 1333 to 1600 RAM my stuttering problem vanished. I suggested the same thing to someone else on this site and they confirmed it worked perfectly for them. I'm not sure why I this is but there you go. If it works let me know, its something I'm keeping track of.
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Well yeah.. I thought too that this could be the problem.. damn, that hurts. Can you specify that pagefile part?
GPUZ shows 99-100% of GPU usage while gaming.

If you drop the res lower does that help? Your cpu being maxed out can also cause stuttering. When playing on 6000X1200 I will get some stuttering when my cpu hits 97%-100%.

For me I just close extra programs and can play, your phenom may need a bit more help than that. BF4 is a cpu hog.
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Unless you manually turned off the pagefile you are setup correctly.

I tried running with it deactivated on all drives and was not successful. I think you need 16gb at least to turn that off.


Pagefile is designated part your hardrive that windows can use as ram.
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For me, i get stuttering when CPU is at 99-100% use.

I have 8GB though.

I experience stuttering, even drops down to single digits at random times. This happens on low/medium/high settings.

The fact that it frame dips on LOW to single digits is beyond me. That should not be happening to a 780 classy @ 1381mhz -_-
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