I have just built my new rig and to test it out I bought Battlefield 3. The issue i am having is that the FPS is up and down constantly and game play stutters(unplayable). I have tried all different settings, Updated drivers, looked around on different forums but to no avail. Please help and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
FYI I have played C&C on high setting and Eve Online on high setting with no lag or stuttering.
CPU - AMD FX-4100(OC 4.0Ghz)
Mobo - Asus M5A78L/USB3
Ram - Corsair vengeance 8GB
GPU - XFX Radeon HD 6870 (OC 950Mhz)
PSU - Antec 550w true power
HDD- Crucial 64gb
HDD2 - WD Blue 74gb (Connected via IDE, old HDD)
I have been told that BF3 on the PC is a very buggy game and still needs patching,even tho it has been patched already. My cousin has uninstalled it after a number of times trying to get the game to run right. I could be wrong but i dont think that the fault is with your system.
Ps,Just read your post again,COLGeek could have a point regarding your older HDD setup,try running with just your Crucial HDD,at least that way you can eliminate that as a potential cause
Thanks for the replies. I have just reinstalled the game. Still the same. Will uninstall and run off my SSD. Hope that will help.
FYI I have run the Heaven benchmark and got a 1000+ with average of 45FPS so I guess my system cant be that bad. Got to be the old IDE HDD. Will keep you updated.
So i have reinstalled on my SSD. Still the same. I do have a bit more info. I used the render.drawfps 1 and render.perfoverlayvisiable 1. The overlay graph seems to spike quite regularly and high, both the CPU and GPU. The CPU spike is higher. Anyone know what this means?
I have also been able to play other fps games no problem.
@Andy_93 u maybe right about the buggy-ness of the game, but i have seen clips of people with a radeon 6870 playing no problem. Might be a case of a few tweaks.
@raydog tried the setting. still the same. Im playing at 1280*768 60hz
Issue solved. It was the driver. I kept googling and came across someone else with the same issue. Wouldnt you know it it was from this website. The driver is 'non certified' CCC 12.x. FPS never drops below 60 and the perfoverlay graph is much more stable. FYI previously I had the CCC12.1 CAP 3.
This is the URL for the 12.x im using http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=357581 I take no responsibility if you wish to use this.