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July 17, 2012 6:56:04 AM

Hello,
I think my system is being bottle necked by something as im unable to get high fps in battlefield 3. My system specs are:
quad core 2 q9600 @ 2.66 GHz
4 GB dd r2 ram although system reads MB
gtx 550 ti zotac @ stock clocks
650 watt psu
windows 8 beta.
just ask if you need to know anything else

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a c 115 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:14:19 AM

550ti, nuff said
a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:18:32 AM

^ agreed, but price to performance wise a cpu overclock would work wonders :) 
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a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:32:17 AM

it would do a bit but the 550ti is just awful
a c 109 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:37:28 AM

Depends on your settings, I was able to play BF3 med-high with decent FPS @1080P with my 550ti.
a c 105 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:48:35 AM

amuffin said:
Depends on your settings, I was able to play BF3 med-high with decent FPS @1080P with my 550ti.



and what's the rest of your hardware like ?................

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wonder if W8 ( still beta ) has anything to do with it.......... and yes, i know, the card blows. and if i'm not mistaken there was a beta driver released in the past few days from "nvidia" for their cards anre to W8.
a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:50:36 AM

also Windows 8 has got some driver issues that can reduce gaming performance drasticly.Try downgrading to Windows 7.If that doesnt increase your FPS you should overclock your 550 Ti.
a c 109 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:54:06 AM

swifty_morgan said:
and what's the rest of your hardware like ?................

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wonder if W8 ( still beta ) has anything to do with it.......... and yes, i know, the card blows. and if i'm not mistaken there was a beta driver released in the past few days from "nvidia" for their cards anre to W8.

:whistle: 
a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 8:16:12 AM

Before pointing fingers. Does this happen with other games? Does it happen on lowest settings? if it happens at all settings, what are your temps? if your temps are fine does your gpu clock up properly? etc.
a c 105 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 8:16:33 AM

amuffin said:
:whistle: 



what the hell is that supposed to mean ?...... if you have better hardware there will be no doubt you might be able to run it better...... why not post that instead of screwy emoticons ?
July 17, 2012 8:50:37 AM

Usually like this, use lower setting (&/ resolution) than before
- fps increase means gpu bottleneck
- no fps increase means cpu bottleneck
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a c 117 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 9:11:37 AM

first thing is we are talking about a 550ti, a mid range graphics card; you will not get a high FPS in a gpu dependent game such as BF3 regardless of the CPU.

also looking at the intel site:
http://ark.intel.com/products/family/28398
there is no Q9600 desktop quads @ 2.66Ghz. if you are getting hampered by the cpu in mulitplayer maps; it would be beneficial to know what cpu you really do have to help advise you if/how to overclock it.
July 17, 2012 2:49:28 PM

yep my bad i have a q8400 one and im able to get pretty steady 30+ fps on bad company 2 and the demo of shogun total war play at 25+ fps on all ultra, aa off, and 1440 * 900. Also my friend has exactly the same card with 6 core process's and it can run bf3 at msaa x2, maxed out at 1440 * 900 res. so i was wondering if adding more ddr2 ram could help, as im pretty sure my gpu is fine considering my freinds works.
July 17, 2012 2:50:29 PM

Also im extremely happy to play at miniumn fps (25 fps) but the current fps im getting is sub that. and thanks for your replies so far
a c 109 U Graphics card
July 19, 2012 8:07:39 AM

swifty_morgan said:
what the hell is that supposed to mean ?...... if you have better hardware there will be no doubt you might be able to run it better...... why not post that instead of screwy emoticons ?

Just messin with ya.
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