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BF3 FPS Issue

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December 22, 2011 4:31:16 PM

Why am I only getting 30 FPS on low settings?

CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 250
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 785GM-E65 (MS-7596) (CPU1)
Graphics
DELL 2007WFP (1680x1050@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 4200 (MSI)
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (XFX Pine Group)
CrossFire Disabled

Thanks for the help in advance!

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December 22, 2011 5:09:59 PM

Try turning the video settings to AUTO and see what happens. What 4800 series graphics card do you have? that is sort of general.
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December 22, 2011 5:13:55 PM

you have 2 gpus, I can't see why you would need that, unless one is integrated. If you have physically 2 video cards, might as well pull the lower one out.
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December 22, 2011 5:25:05 PM

I know what the reviews say, but I'd also be concerned that on mulitplayer the cpu is holding you back.
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December 22, 2011 5:30:52 PM

turn off blur motion on bf3 and ull see a diffrence.
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December 22, 2011 5:32:11 PM

The ATI 4200 is his onboard and would be disabled with a dedicated card plugged in. I am wondering if the 4800 is a 4830, 4850, or 4870.
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December 22, 2011 6:00:38 PM

4870.... Sorry didn't realize I didn't add that and I have everything on low/off.
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December 22, 2011 6:39:09 PM

Have you tried playing at a lower resolution? Does this improve the FPS?
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December 22, 2011 6:42:34 PM

I have tried it and there is like a 2-5 Fps difference
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December 22, 2011 6:49:09 PM

I went from the Lowest to the Highest and I do not notice a change....
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December 22, 2011 6:55:33 PM

^ I believe it is the CPU holding you back then if that is the issue. If you lower the video settings quite a bit and there is really no difference, that means the CPU is holding you have no matter what your graphics card can put out.

what if you start to increase the graphics a little, is it about the same FPS? Have you tried to overclock you CPU at all. I believe BF3 likes speed over more cores.
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December 22, 2011 7:01:04 PM

Like I said there is some FPS change but it is minor, unless I play on Ultra then i get under 20. I have not tried to overclock because I have no idea what I am doing xD
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December 22, 2011 7:15:59 PM

When video settings are change and there is no apparent increase or decrease in graphical output, it is usually a CPU bottleneck. I would really recommend a CPU upgrade.

This is your motherboard if the above information is correct. In this link is a list of compatible CPU's.
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/785GM-E65.html#/?div=CPUS...
I would recommend upgrading to a Phenom II x4 or x6. It would be a good choice for you at least to start. NewEgg has deals on them alot. Just get one that fits your budget, but watch for deals as I said. the Phenom II x4 955 is on sale alot, but it currently sold out. I'd shot for something over the 3.0 GHz speed. They do have this one though. It would give you a pretty decent performance increase in your system over all, with everything you do.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 22, 2011 7:30:22 PM

Thank you very much for your help sir. I get my left over college funds next month so I'll be able to purchase a new CPU.
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December 22, 2011 7:30:40 PM

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December 22, 2011 8:57:33 PM

ITDONTMATTA said:
Thank you very much for your help sir. I get my left over college funds next month so I'll be able to purchase a new CPU.

Like I said. Look for a deal. I am sure you can get a good deal on a Phenom II x4 chip. They are still great CPU's to upgrade for people in your situation. For $100-$120 I bet you can find one for a deal. Worst case $140 will get you one and you can just drop it right in. Just make sure to get a retail version that comes with the AMD cooler. It is larger than your current OEM cooler if that is what you are running.
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