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January 12, 2013 9:08:50 PM

Hey there,

I did a search for this specifically but I couldn't find anything so sorry if I've overlooked it.

Basically I'm just looking for some help with a system I recently built, I built it to mainly play battlefield 3 and I've noticed that my FPS is pretty low even though I more than pass the recommended requirements.

I have:

FX 8150 (stock)
HD 7870 (stock)
16GB HyperX Genesis

I'm currently getting no more than 40fps on ultra settings and when I turn down to high or medium there is a 5 fps boost... it's playable but I have seen people with similar systems than mine (lower spec) who have managed to get the game running at 60+ fps...

I'm not hugely interested in overclocking my CPU at the moment as I am still using the AMD stock cooler until I can afford a better one.

If anyone has any tips or tricks that would be great.

Thanks for reading.


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January 13, 2013 9:03:02 AM

i thinks its bcause of lame processes and Bad power supply unit
January 13, 2013 10:05:27 AM

i have a amd fx 4100 oc to 4.3gh and hd 7770 1gig and i get min of 40 fps on medium settings there is problem with ur card run some benchmarks for the cpu and the gpu if they perform same as the others that means ur psu isnt able to give menough power to the cpu and gpu at the same time
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January 13, 2013 3:12:35 PM

try repair install the game maybe.
you can ask origin in help> origin help> live chat
they will help if it's a software problem.
January 13, 2013 5:01:11 PM

joeh_87 said:
What GPU drivers are you running?

My Phenom II x4 965 / 7850 gets 50+ non stop on auto settings. Ultra textures, Rest medium. @ 2560 x 1440 you should be getting way more.

I use

Sorry but I call BS here .... a 7850 is NOT running BF3 at 2560x1440 ultra textures and the rest medium at 50+ FPS. All reviews I have read say that card should not be doing anything over 1080 at LOW/Med Settings.

That being said to the OP .... the 7870 is a good card but it is not a great/top of the line card. It could be driver problems but the 7870 even when oced is only going to get you 35-40 FPS in BF3. You should be able to play at good frame rates on medium settings.