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Very Poor Battlefield 4 Performance with GTX660

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October 30, 2013 8:22:08 AM

First, my setup: Core i5 (3470), 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3, EVGA GTX660 SC 2GB GDDR5 (latest drivers), Win7, running at 1080x1200

My experience with battlefield 4 has been worse than most people have reported and definitely does not fall in line with the benchmarks presented here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graphics-card-performance,3634-8.html

If all setting are set to low, no AA, no occlusion, the game is playable at a steady 60 fps (but looks like something from 2005). If I bump up to medium, the fps is all over the place and the game freezes.

Even on lowest settings the game will almost always freeze up when playing larger maps with vehicles.

I doubt this is just the game being poorly optimized but can't think of what might be wrong here. Any ideas?

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October 30, 2013 8:24:52 AM

Update your drivers, check if dust is not blocking your GPU, update your game.

Check if temprature is ok, does this happen in other games as well?
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October 30, 2013 8:31:13 AM

All my other games run great, BF3, Farcry 3, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, all run on either high or ultra. I've monitored my temps and everything looks good, cpu barely over 60ºC. I've got the latest drivers (331.65) and I've dusted out my case, removed, and reinstalled my graphics card. Game is up to date as well.
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October 30, 2013 8:39:32 AM

This could be a dumb question, But are you running a windows 64bit? and do you have ingame Resolution Scale set to 100% don't put it over that.
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October 30, 2013 8:41:48 AM

If you look at his RAM its 8GB so to use that full 8GB with out problems he is running windows 7 64Bit...
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October 30, 2013 8:44:06 AM

Download msi afterburner and monitor your cpu / gpu usage % to see what's bottle necking what. Since you cannot overclock your cpu and BF4 is cpu intensive I'm suspecting it as the bottleneck.

You might want to reduce your resolution (1080x1200 ==> something lower)
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October 30, 2013 8:48:06 AM

Yes, my windows is 64-bit. I'll have to check the resolution scale next time I play. Also I did notice that Origin has two versions x86 and x64, if it is using the x86 version could that be the problem?
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October 30, 2013 9:00:52 AM

jaioxung said:
Yes, my windows is 64-bit. I'll have to check the resolution scale next time I play. Also I did notice that Origin has two versions x86 and x64, if it is using the x86 version could that be the problem?


absolutly, another problem is this, have you settup origins/game to be installed in Program Files and not Program Files(x86).

If you have it installed in X86 folder, windows will treat it automaticly as a 32 bit.

so check your origin settings, install etc.
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October 30, 2013 12:58:20 PM

Thanks DragonChase! Origin and all of my Origin games were installed in Program Files(x86). I uninstalled all of them, uninstalled Origin then reinstalled Origin in Program Files and set it to install games there. It seems to have done the trick as I can now play on high settings with a pretty steady frame rate.

Monitoring my stats I see very high CPU and GPU utilization percentages but temps stay moderate (max 75c GPU and 56 CPU).

Thanks!
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October 30, 2013 9:27:34 PM

jaioxung said:
Thanks DragonChase! Origin and all of my Origin games were installed in Program Files(x86). I uninstalled all of them, uninstalled Origin then reinstalled Origin in Program Files and set it to install games there. It seems to have done the trick as I can now play on high settings with a pretty steady frame rate.

Monitoring my stats I see very high CPU and GPU utilization percentages but temps stay moderate (max 75c GPU and 56 CPU).

Thanks!


Jaioxung, how did you get origin to move the "Origin Games" folder to Program Files (64 bit).. it is telling me that some games that can be installed are 32 bit games and that this folder cannot be moved to 64 bit folder... I have no installations in the folder currently.. completely clean.. please help
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November 1, 2013 5:50:26 PM

DragonChase said:
jaioxung said:
Yes, my windows is 64-bit. I'll have to check the resolution scale next time I play. Also I did notice that Origin has two versions x86 and x64, if it is using the x86 version could that be the problem?


absolutly, another problem is this, have you settup origins/game to be installed in Program Files and not Program Files(x86).

If you have it installed in X86 folder, windows will treat it automaticly as a 32 bit.

so check your origin settings, install etc.


Would setting the game to start up with the x64 as default work? Like in your Origin library, you hover over BF4 and click in information button. And then it shows you two options to start the game x64 and x86. I set x64 as default. Would that work?
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November 4, 2013 8:19:08 AM

treybrah have you updated your graphics card drivers to the latest one, if so I would definitely do that as I had the same problem as you, not allowing me to move the games folder but I hadn't updated my drivers for my graphics card. I updated the drivers and it now works perfectly so I would definitely give that a go.

My PC specs...

nvidia geforce 660 gtx graphics card
i5 3570k cpu overclocked to 4.5 Ghz
8 Gb corsair vengeance LP RAM
MSI Z77A-G45 thunderbolt motherboard
500Gb 7200 rpm hard drive
1000w novatech 80 plus power supply
NZXT Phantom 410 white case

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November 9, 2013 1:08:58 PM

DragonChase said:
jaioxung said:
Yes, my windows is 64-bit. I'll have to check the resolution scale next time I play. Also I did notice that Origin has two versions x86 and x64, if it is using the x86 version could that be the problem?


absolutly, another problem is this, have you settup origins/game to be installed in Program Files and not Program Files(x86).

If you have it installed in X86 folder, windows will treat it automaticly as a 32 bit.

so check your origin settings, install etc.


RobboPCSweat said:
treybrah have you updated your graphics card drivers to the latest one, if so I would definitely do that as I had the same problem as you, not allowing me to move the games folder but I hadn't updated my drivers for my graphics card. I updated the drivers and it now works perfectly so I would definitely give that a go.

My PC specs...

nvidia geforce 660 gtx graphics card
i5 3570k cpu overclocked to 4.5 Ghz
8 Gb corsair vengeance LP RAM
MSI Z77A-G45 thunderbolt motherboard
500Gb 7200 rpm hard drive
1000w novatech 80 plus power supply
NZXT Phantom 410 white case



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