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Low FPS in Battlefield 3 Multiplayer

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January 8, 2014 6:22:21 AM

Can anyone help out, just got Battlefield 3 and want to play multiplayer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AuxhZvyjDM this guy can play at medium with 25-43 FPS and I struggle to even get 30FPS on lowest settings possible at 1280x720. Can anyone help? Maybe I'm missing out something small, but my drivers are definitely up to date

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January 8, 2014 6:27:27 AM

What are your computer's specifications? If you are unsure, you can get all the specs from dxdiag.exe.
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January 8, 2014 6:29:17 AM

what are your system specs?
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January 8, 2014 6:32:55 AM

houldendub said:
What are your computer's specifications? If you are unsure, you can get all the specs from dxdiag.exe.


Oh yeah sorry forgot about that.

Asus A85XM-A
A10 6800K OC 4.5ghz
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 1866mhz
Silverstone ST50EF-Plus 500w Continuous
Thermalright True Spirit 120m

I have the same APU as the guy in the video link I posted, but for me it performs terribly. I can play other games fine like Bulletstorm and Crysis 1 it's just Battlefield 3 I'm having problems with
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January 8, 2014 7:54:20 AM

Try unparking your cores and see if you get better fps.

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January 8, 2014 8:29:24 PM

ldewitt said:
Try unparking your cores and see if you get better fps.



Did that, and played a few rounds on mp. Got a 5-6 FPS improvement which is nice :)  but still not as good as others have it. I have even seen another guy on youtube with the same APU as me get 45FPS on medium and now I just get 31 FPS on extremely low
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January 9, 2014 5:19:16 AM

I wonder if maybe you have alot of programs that start with your computer. Try disabling all your start up programs via start -> in the search box: msconfig -> startup tab and disable everything on that tab except your Anti virus of course.(NOTE: NONE of these programs in startup have to start for windows to start properly these are strickly add on programs that have no effect on windows if not started.) After that i'd try to do a malware/virus scan with malwarebytes free at www.malwarebytes.org. Let me know how that works.
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January 9, 2014 5:49:37 AM

The reason he is getting better FPS in the Youtube video is because his RAM is 2400MHz. Faster RAM really helps with APUs, and 1866MHz will work, but wont really cut it for the size and variety of textures in BF3. Want to see a large improvement? I'd suggest investing in 2133 or 2400MHz RAM. G.Skill's Trident X series are high speed, low latency at a great price. But as it stands, your RAM is a bottleneck for the GPU in your APU.

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Here's some benchmarks of the FPS improvement you get with faster RAM. You can get 2133MHz and 2400MHz with CAS9 latency on the cheap (ish) from G.Skill these days, which will yield an even greater FPS boost over the 2133MHz CAS11/12/12 RAM in the benchmarks.



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January 9, 2014 5:53:30 AM

ldewitt said:
I wonder if maybe you have alot of programs that start with your computer. Try disabling all your start up programs via start -> in the search box: msconfig -> startup tab and disable everything on that tab except your Anti virus of course.(NOTE: NONE of these programs in startup have to start for windows to start properly these are strickly add on programs that have no effect on windows if not started.) After that i'd try to do a malware/virus scan with malwarebytes free at www.malwarebytes.org. Let me know how that works.


Did that, got literally no FPS improvement but will run malwarebytes scan now let you know how that goes

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January 9, 2014 6:02:25 AM

I know there's something wrong here, I just don't know what. this guy here can play at freaking ultra at 30-32FPS (720p) so how the hell am I getting 20-27 or so at lowest possible settings at 720p and to top it off his APU isn't even as strong as mine it's a few steps down in performance soooo wtf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijRbNnSuqxc
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January 9, 2014 6:05:40 AM

As I stated above, you need faster RAM. In that video as well the person probably has 2133/2400MHz RAM.
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January 9, 2014 6:10:50 AM

I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.
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January 9, 2014 6:11:59 AM

Roxas_Boy said:
Done the malwarebytes scan. 0 objects detected http://postimg.org/image/yj90vsxjn/


Full scan is way better, but quick scan would of found something if you had alot of corrupt files.
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January 9, 2014 6:19:00 AM

ldewitt said:
I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.


If you're not using an APU, your 1600MHz RAM is perfectly fine. With a dedicated GPU it has it's own, MUCH faster GDDR5 Memory on the video card itself. When you have an APU, it's using system RAM. For it to be able to get close to competing with dedicated video cards, it needs faster RAM so it can load textures quickly and handle higher resolutions. As can be seen in the above benchmarks I posted...

Roxas: Are you ignoring my answers because you don't want to accept that you need new RAM? You can do what you want in the OS, you simply wont get the same performance as that guy until you get faster RAM.
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January 9, 2014 6:22:02 AM

ldewitt said:
Roxas_Boy said:
Done the malwarebytes scan. 0 objects detected http://postimg.org/image/yj90vsxjn/


Full scan is way better, but quick scan would of found something if you had alot of corrupt files.


Doing full scan now
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January 9, 2014 6:23:35 AM

Astronaughty said:
ldewitt said:
I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.


If you're not using an APU, your 1600MHz RAM is perfectly fine. With a dedicated GPU it has it's own, MUCH faster GDDR5 Memory on the video card itself. When you have an APU, it's using system RAM. For it to be able to get close to competing with dedicated video cards, it needs faster RAM so it can load textures quickly and handle higher resolutions. As can be seen in the above benchmarks I posted...

Roxas: Are you ignoring my answers because you don't want to accept that you need new RAM? You can do what you want in the OS, you simply wont get the same performance as that guy until you get faster RAM.


Ah now everything makes sense you learn something new everyday I'd say this guy has your right answer i can fart around with all this other stuff but i think the truth is what this guy has stated.
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January 9, 2014 6:24:27 AM

Astronaughty said:
ldewitt said:
I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.


If you're not using an APU, your 1600MHz RAM is perfectly fine. With a dedicated GPU it has it's own, MUCH faster GDDR5 Memory on the video card itself. When you have an APU, it's using system RAM. For it to be able to get close to competing with dedicated video cards, it needs faster RAM so it can load textures quickly and handle higher resolutions. As can be seen in the above benchmarks I posted...

Roxas: Are you ignoring my answers because you don't want to accept that you need new RAM? You can do what you want in the OS, you simply wont get the same performance as that guy until you get faster RAM.


This guy has the same ram as me and he's doing so much better than me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaLErwHB_g

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January 9, 2014 6:44:48 AM

Roxas_Boy said:
Astronaughty said:
ldewitt said:
I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.


If you're not using an APU, your 1600MHz RAM is perfectly fine. With a dedicated GPU it has it's own, MUCH faster GDDR5 Memory on the video card itself. When you have an APU, it's using system RAM. For it to be able to get close to competing with dedicated video cards, it needs faster RAM so it can load textures quickly and handle higher resolutions. As can be seen in the above benchmarks I posted...

Roxas: Are you ignoring my answers because you don't want to accept that you need new RAM? You can do what you want in the OS, you simply wont get the same performance as that guy until you get faster RAM.


This guy has the same ram as me and he's doing so much better than me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaLErwHB_g



His FPS in the video is certainly not the 30 he claims in his description, it is far to choppy. That and he's using FRAPS with no FPS counter enabled for a video showing off FPS performance. This strikes me as iffy. Also, his FOV is 70, so it's closer to 4:3 being stretched to 16:9, not actually his full 16:9 resolution.
But, if you believe your RAM is quick enough, keep it. Just know that you will see a large increase in performance if you buy faster RAM. You will not see a large increase in performance while messing around in the OS or with software. It's a hardware bottleneck.
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January 9, 2014 6:55:53 AM

Astronaughty said:
Roxas_Boy said:
Astronaughty said:
ldewitt said:
I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.


If you're not using an APU, your 1600MHz RAM is perfectly fine. With a dedicated GPU it has it's own, MUCH faster GDDR5 Memory on the video card itself. When you have an APU, it's using system RAM. For it to be able to get close to competing with dedicated video cards, it needs faster RAM so it can load textures quickly and handle higher resolutions. As can be seen in the above benchmarks I posted...

Roxas: Are you ignoring my answers because you don't want to accept that you need new RAM? You can do what you want in the OS, you simply wont get the same performance as that guy until you get faster RAM.


This guy has the same ram as me and he's doing so much better than me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaLErwHB_g



His FPS in the video is certainly not the 30 he claims in his description, it is far to choppy. That and he's using FRAPS with no FPS counter enabled for a video showing off FPS performance. This strikes me as iffy. Also, his FOV is 70, so it's closer to 4:3 being stretched to 16:9, not actually his full 16:9 resolution.
But, if you believe your RAM is quick enough, keep it. Just know that you will see a large increase in performance if you buy faster RAM. You will not see a large increase in performance while messing around in the OS or with software. It's a hardware bottleneck.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3IcYV-kUjk but I guess I'll just have to deal with shitty frames then til I get my R9 270x next month

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January 9, 2014 8:38:58 PM

Astronaughty said:
Roxas_Boy said:
Astronaughty said:
ldewitt said:
I don't know if the bf4 agriculture is different than bf3 but my ram is 12800 (My motherboard sees it at 1600) but i get solid 60fps(HIGH). I know my system is more beast than this guys but i guess i don't understand why the ram is a big factor here.


If you're not using an APU, your 1600MHz RAM is perfectly fine. With a dedicated GPU it has it's own, MUCH faster GDDR5 Memory on the video card itself. When you have an APU, it's using system RAM. For it to be able to get close to competing with dedicated video cards, it needs faster RAM so it can load textures quickly and handle higher resolutions. As can be seen in the above benchmarks I posted...

Roxas: Are you ignoring my answers because you don't want to accept that you need new RAM? You can do what you want in the OS, you simply wont get the same performance as that guy until you get faster RAM.


This guy has the same ram as me and he's doing so much better than me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaLErwHB_g



His FPS in the video is certainly not the 30 he claims in his description, it is far to choppy. That and he's using FRAPS with no FPS counter enabled for a video showing off FPS performance. This strikes me as iffy. Also, his FOV is 70, so it's closer to 4:3 being stretched to 16:9, not actually his full 16:9 resolution.
But, if you believe your RAM is quick enough, keep it. Just know that you will see a large increase in performance if you buy faster RAM. You will not see a large increase in performance while messing around in the OS or with software. It's a hardware bottleneck.


So, I thought you were right, so I borrowed some 2133mhz RAM from the local store because the guy who owns it is a friend of my father's so I didn't pay but it's still the same. Granted the fps increased a little but not as good as it should be.
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January 10, 2014 2:05:53 AM

Roxas_Boy said:

So, I thought you were right, so I borrowed some 2133mhz RAM from the local store because the guy who owns it is a friend of my father's so I didn't pay but it's still the same. Granted the fps increased a little but not as good as it should be.


Hmm... did they say what CAS latency the RAM was? And have you OCed the clock speed of the GPU in the APU?
This is a long shot, you probably did this already since you know how to OC your processor, but, did you make sure to change the XMP profile in the BIOS to 2133? Wait, it's an AMD build. If it's RAM with XMP profiles you'll have to manually set it to it's proper speed and timings.

EDIT: Fixed the quote pyramid
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January 10, 2014 3:51:11 AM

Astronaughty said:
Roxas_Boy said:

So, I thought you were right, so I borrowed some 2133mhz RAM from the local store because the guy who owns it is a friend of my father's so I didn't pay but it's still the same. Granted the fps increased a little but not as good as it should be.


Hmm... did they say what CAS latency the RAM was? And have you OCed the clock speed of the GPU in the APU?
This is a long shot, you probably did this already since you know how to OC your processor, but, did you make sure to change the XMP profile in the BIOS to 2133? Wait, it's an AMD build. If it's RAM with XMP profiles you'll have to manually set it to it's proper speed and timings.

EDIT: Fixed the quote pyramid


Yep first thing I did when I popped the memory in was enable the D.O.C.P profile which changed the RAM frequency from 1333mhz to 2133mhz in the bios. I don't know what the CL is but the timings on it as far as I can see in the BIOS are 11-12-11-32-2

I think I'm out of luck here, I know for one that I should be getting so much more performance out of this especially since it's overclocked (tried removing the overclock and got 1fps less so I think I'll stay with stock speeds now on my CPU since 1fps isn't worth jumping to 1.408v) I also tried overclocking my iGPU using MSI Afterburner and got it successfully at 1080mhz which was the best I could do without it getting artifacts or crashing the driver.

Anything else I could try? Will probably have to return this RAM next week

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