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Arma 2 40fps max with a good system. Even after extensive tweaking, please help!

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July 8, 2013 4:06:49 PM

SO here are my specs, http://imgur.com/AXZKjk8

I've lowered the settings, but I seem to get much better fps at higher settings.
The things that have given me the biggest boost have been startup parameters (5fps increase), but changing the pre rendered frames to 1 like most people say to do decimates my fps, keeping it at 4 I tend to get around 40-20 fps from 20-10 which is an awesome increase. But as the fps whore in me cries out in pain, 40fps simply won't cut it.

Any help?
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July 8, 2013 4:09:48 PM

CPU bottleneck. The 6100FX is not fast per core, since ARMA 2 loves its CPU single threaded speeds, that is your issue.
OC your CPU and you will see some improvement.
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July 8, 2013 4:13:53 PM

Novuake said:
CPU bottleneck. The 6100FX is not fast per core, since ARMA 2 loves its CPU single threaded speeds, that is your issue.
OC your CPU and you will see some improvement.


Ah, that presents another issue. This motherboard is completely dreadful for overclocking. I tried to overclock but when I did it just reduced my memory speed down to 800mhz. Thank you for the reply though
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July 8, 2013 4:15:10 PM

You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.
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July 8, 2013 4:17:27 PM

Ah yes the 630 chipset. That does present an issue.
I am suprised you could get the 6100FX to work on that motherboard. Its not supposed to support any FX range CPUs.
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July 8, 2013 4:17:53 PM

lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


Wait hold on a minute here, my ram default runs at 1333mhz what on earth is going on.
Is there a way to properly check?
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July 8, 2013 4:18:37 PM

Novuake said:
Ah yes the 630 chipset. That does present an issue.
I am suprised you could get the 6100FX to work on that motherboard. Its not supposed to support any FX range CPUs.


I guess a motherboard upgrade is in order then?
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July 8, 2013 4:19:28 PM

lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


His RAM? Its 1333MHz??? So how will that help him?

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July 8, 2013 4:20:19 PM

DimbleDork said:
Novuake said:
Ah yes the 630 chipset. That does present an issue.
I am suprised you could get the 6100FX to work on that motherboard. Its not supposed to support any FX range CPUs.


I guess a motherboard upgrade is in order then?


At the very least, yes. With a 990FX board you could get a reasonable OC out of the 6100.
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July 8, 2013 4:21:09 PM

Novuake said:
lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


His RAM? Its 1333MHz??? So how will that help him?



Look at the spec picture, it's only running at 700mhz, I don't know whats going on with it
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July 8, 2013 4:21:50 PM

DimbleDork said:
lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


Wait hold on a minute here, my ram default runs at 1333mhz what on earth is going on.
Is there a way to properly check?


669MHz x 2(double data rate) = 1334MHz.
Your RAM is running as it should.
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July 8, 2013 4:23:48 PM

Novuake said:
DimbleDork said:
lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


Wait hold on a minute here, my ram default runs at 1333mhz what on earth is going on.
Is there a way to properly check?


669MHz x 2(double data rate) = 1334MHz.
Your RAM is running as it should.


Oh good grief I nearly had a heart attack. I think I can apply a minor overclock but I'm not sure if it will bring any benefit. Any recommendation as to what motherboard I should go for, my case can only fit an Atx.
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July 8, 2013 4:25:15 PM

Novuake said:
lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


His RAM? Its 1333MHz??? So how will that help him?



Novuake said:
DimbleDork said:
lxxjordan23xxl said:
You could also use some faster RAM to get a worthy boost in performance.


Wait hold on a minute here, my ram default runs at 1333mhz what on earth is going on.
Is there a way to properly check?


669MHz x 2(double data rate) = 1334MHz.
Your RAM is running as it should.


Well I guess that wouldn't help fps that much now that I think about it... Yeah all that needs fixin' is your CPU if you want that better performance.
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July 8, 2013 4:27:47 PM

LOL calm down.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheapest one I would ever go for.

One more thing? Those hard drives of yours, are they SATA? Please tell me its sata...
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July 8, 2013 4:31:47 PM

Novuake said:
LOL calm down.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheapest one I would ever go for.

One more thing? Those hard drives of yours, are they SATA? Please tell me its sata...


Yes they are both sata, why do you ask?
And I could probably afford that motherboard if I live off ramen for the next week or so.
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July 8, 2013 4:34:20 PM

Hahahaha RAMEN for you then.
I am not sure as to what models they are, but if they are old that could cause some issues too, ARMA 2 reads from the HDD a lot. If those are pretty old then it could slow things down. But it will not be consistent, it will spike very low for very short periods at a time.

Still CPU is more important in this case.
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