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HELP! My nvidia 560 Ti can't run BF3

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October 8, 2011 10:34:14 PM

Whoever solves this mystery I will send you some sort of nice gift for your help.

I'm getting no more than 25 fps in BF3 beta. Here's the problem: I get the same unplayable 25 FPS with 800x600 resolution OR 1680x1050. There is NO difference in performance between high settings and low settings. I used to have a radeon 4850 which did similar things in older games. Putting this new 560 Ti which is at least 2x better card didn't do much to increase performance in ANY of my games. Thought my power supply was the problem so I upgraded to a 650w. That didn't help either. Put a new hard drive in with a fresh install of windows 7. No difference.

My system specs are:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 GHz
PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB ram
4 Gb Ram - 2 Crucial + 2 Patriot DDR2 6400 (400 MHz)
MSI MS-7350 nForce 650i SLI motherboard
OCZ ZS Series 650w with 46 amps on the 12v rail
1 TB Seagate HD
Samsung 22'' LCD (ToC series)

Pleaaaase help with ANYTHING I can do to determine the cause of the problem. Thank you Toms community!!

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a c 168 Î Nvidia
October 8, 2011 10:39:11 PM

What happens if you OC the CPU to 3ghz or higher?
October 8, 2011 10:46:26 PM

I've never overclocked the processor...I guess I could try it. It's always at 100% load while gaming.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 8, 2011 10:59:46 PM

you can over clock that processor til the cows come home but you can't add cores.............. did you get the latest patch/driver from nvidia ? and go into the nvidia control panel and disable physx. what kind of connection do you have ? this internet play.... ???
October 8, 2011 11:09:55 PM

Yes I have the latest drivers, great connection. Its fps lag not internet lag.
October 8, 2011 11:18:25 PM

Dammit so now I need a quad core + motherboard + new ram =*( any suggestions round $300 for all 3?
October 8, 2011 11:19:34 PM

I'd agree with the CPU being your problem, but you should get different FPS at higher and lower resolutions. The CPU will become more of a bottle neck at lower resolutions.

I guess what I'm saying is are you sure you get the same FPS at both resolutions?
October 8, 2011 11:22:01 PM

jampack714 said:
Dammit so now I need a quad core + motherboard + new ram =*( any suggestions round $300 for all 3?


You can get an i5-2500k + mobo + 4GB for around $400. Bulldozer comes out next week and those look to be slightly cheaper, so depending on how well it performs you could go that route.

(assuming it actually comes out and isn't delayed again...) :crosses fingers:
October 8, 2011 11:25:32 PM

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The cpu is holding you back with only 2 cores.

^ +2 to that! If you're gettin the same FPS in all your games evena fter a GPU upgrade then the limiting factor is your CPU. OC or else see if you can snag a cheap Quadcore intel Q6600 or a Q8400
October 8, 2011 11:26:13 PM

384-BiT I like that combo but don't need a hard drive. Already have 2 =D
October 8, 2011 11:27:01 PM

I would wait until Oct. 12th to get on board with the new AMD processors. The 6 "core" (3 module) FX-6100 is supposed to be $175 and I'm sure you can squeeze a MB and ram for a little over $300.
October 8, 2011 11:37:28 PM

? :ouch: 
October 8, 2011 11:39:58 PM

Hmmmm...so for $100 I could have a quad core processor and keep all the stuff I have now or spend $300 and have new cool stuff. I guess I need to know from you experts how the DDR3 ram and new gen quad cores would compare and if the extra money will be worth it.
October 8, 2011 11:40:14 PM

waiting it out a week or so more would be a better idea - though its the OP's decision
October 8, 2011 11:42:27 PM

jampack714 said:
Hmmmm...so for $100 I could have a quad core processor and keep all the stuff I have now or spend $300 and have new cool stuff. I guess I need to know from you experts how the DDR3 ram and new gen quad cores would compare and if the extra money will be worth it.


the ram itself is great with 1600Mhz specs but i'm an intel user not an AMD guy...but a list http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-sandy-bridge... will help clear your mind.
October 8, 2011 11:48:18 PM

Intel Core i5-2300 - $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 - $80 (after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total = $288

This will beat any current AMD Phenom build out there. You can't overclock this CPU, but since you didn't OC your last one I assumed that wasn't important.

Seriously though, just wait till next Wednesday. You have nothing to lose and can get better performance or cheaper prices or you just waited 4 days. Not a bad deal...
October 8, 2011 11:50:39 PM

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The cpu is holding you back with only 2 cores.

Agreed. BF3 is cpu intensive, more cores= better perfomance
October 8, 2011 11:53:48 PM

Soma42 said:
Intel Core i5-2300 - $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 - $80 (after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total = $288

This will beat any current AMD Phenom build out there. You can't overclock this CPU, but since you didn't OC your last one I assumed that wasn't important.

Seriously though, just wait till next Wednesday. You have nothing to lose and can get better performance or cheaper prices or you just waited 4 days. Not a bad deal...

:lol:  yeah that would beat anything AMD can throw at it currently...
October 8, 2011 11:55:40 PM

Wow this community is amazing...thanks so much for the help
a b Î Nvidia
October 9, 2011 12:04:05 AM

i gotta say that mousemonkey was headed in the right direction about the over clocking if it meant getting higher FPS per se. and it bewilders me as to why ( at both those res' ) you're getting the same FPS. First thing I want to know is EXACTLY what 1tb drive did you get ? and does the server limit the fps ?
October 9, 2011 12:10:43 AM

swifty_morgan said:
i gotta say that mousemonkey was headed in the right direction about the over clocking if it meant getting higher FPS per se. and it bewilders me as to why ( at both those res' ) you're getting the same FPS. First thing I want to know is EXACTLY what 1tb drive did you get ? and does the server limit the fps ?


It's probably not a bad idea to OC to see if that changes things.

I got my old e6750 up to 3.6 GHz stable and cool enough to run it 24/7 so it's possible to get another ~40% out it.

Still, 2 cores at 2.66GHz or 3GHz the game will still be CPU limited. Only fix is to get more cores.
October 9, 2011 12:19:12 AM

Soma42 said:
It's probably not a bad idea to OC to see if that changes things.

I got my old e6750 up to 3.6 GHz stable and cool enough to run it 24/7 so it's possible to get another ~40% out it.

Still, 2 cores at 2.66GHz or 3GHz the game will still be CPU limited. Only fix is to get more cores.


Hook me up with some overclocking programs to keep an eye on temps and stuff?
a b Î Nvidia
October 9, 2011 12:24:26 AM

exactly what hard drive did you get ?
October 9, 2011 1:57:02 AM

jampack714 said:
Hook me up with some overclocking programs to keep an eye on temps and stuff?


You shouldn't use programs to overclock, you need to use the bios.
I didn't keep all the links I used for overclocking, but here are a couple to get you started:

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2006/10/building-and-o...

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1198647

http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/103676-c2d-overcloc...

http://www.asusreviews.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=6

I use core temp and OCCT as well.

Might seem a bit complicated at first, but it's mostly just trial and error. My only advice is to stay below voltage limits and make sure your temps aren't high enough to fry an egg. Also, maybe shoot for 3.2 GHz (400 FSB) to start out with? Doesn't really matter, but don't go for it all if this is the first time overclocking...
April 13, 2012 11:15:36 PM

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BF3 requirements:

•OS: Windows 7 64-bit
•Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
•RAM: 4GB
•Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
•Graphics card memory: 1 GB
•Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
•Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version



no, those are recommended.
April 13, 2012 11:17:38 PM

Lilbforce said:
no, those are recommended.


You dug up a thread from half a year ago..?
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