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Basic Performance Issues Help

Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-24 23:56 , edited 2012-03-25 22:08 by Theseuskhan
Here is a list of BASIC performance fixes for any user with issues running the game.
Update

Run latest GPU Drivers
1. Check out what card u have using DXDIAG in the start menu
2. Remove the old driver. Install the new ones.

ATI : http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx [support.amd.com]
Nvidia : http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us [nvidia.com]

Run windows update
Do this alot manually. And again after you have got it until it comes back as green for no new updates
Update DX manually
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35 [microsoft.com]

Update every system side Driver - Optional - More Advanced - Less needed but should be done
1. Download CPUZ
2. Goto ur MOBO Makers Website , find your board.
3. On this page will be new drivers, remove the old . Install the new. Be carefull
4. There is always guides and aps on google todo this (im being careful never to go to far into stuff that is openly readable. )

The Basics

Disable any extra system uneeded process
Method 1 ; Ctrl Alt Del - Task Manager - Processes - End the task of anything not needed.
Method 2 : Msconfig in start menu. Goto processes and Startup. Disable any task and reboot. Always hide ms services so u dont screw up.

List of usual ones - Bonjour.exe , Applemobiledevice, Quicktime, Hammachi , Team Viewer

Disable Desktop Aero Effects
Method 1 : Right Click Desktop. Goto Personalize. Select a Basic Color Scheme from bottom.
Method 2 : Right click BF3.exe , Goto Compatability , Tick - Disable desktop composition

Do not run Overlays over BF3 if ur having issues
A overlay is a application that will overlay any focused window. Aka TS3 viewer or Steam ingame. Origin ingame etc. Disable these if u got more then one thats bad pie. - Evolve is completely ok with BF3. Its a next gen messenger that works fine, mmm just fine. Everything else i won't vouch for if ur having issues.

Disable Ambient Occlusion in game

BF3 has gone as high as possible in auto detect
So turn a few settings down here and there.

Add BF3 to your resident Shields expection list
BF3 might be epicly safe but ur AV will still monitor every action it takes. Stop this from happening

App Help

CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER [piriform.com]
Download this, run the Cleaner and Regfix part. This is the number 1 tool of any pc user.

Defrag Note SSD users should not really defrag,
Simple use windows defrag to speed up ur HDD... hopefully u didnt install the game with only 11gb left and let it drop files everywhere.

Game Booster
Does pretty much everything ive listed for you.
http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html [iobit.com]

If you got any issues what so ever at ALL i will help u. I have limited friend space and i am here for 3 days. I sucessfully got a Hell of alot of users onto the Alpha and the Beta. No matter what issue you are having i will strive my hardest to help you. I will update this thread if needs must. Add below if i missed anything or u got issues, post me a link to your thread.

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Bug / Problems / Issues Fix series Thread Home. - Video + Fix Landing Page
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489432518073/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
How to post a Bug Report Thread
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347698241302/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Game does not start at all:
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347699685895/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got EA Disconnects?
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347698263849/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got PB Problems?
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624717527679/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got basic performance issues?
- You Are Here
Got Mouse Lag? Want to be a frostbite pro? Learn for real
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624706220923/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
How to update ATI on a Laptop that wont allow updates (force Method) - User submitted thread.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347701298841/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
A very basic Guide to Over clocking and System stability.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624717592702/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
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Video Tutorial for this Thread
http://youtu.be/dbeLsBIV1fs?hd=1 [youtu.be]
- EA Answers http://Answers.ea.com/ - Got a problem/bug/glitch please head to EA Answers. If your bored check out my Youtubez https://www.Youtube.com/Theseuskhan - "In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Bf3 Problems - Battlelog.org ? -
OMGmyg0t
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 01:25
This thread:

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489413957805/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Jahnfb
NO Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 12:37
Done all the above and game still crashes when switching rounds.
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 23:11
Jahnfb said:
Done all the above and game still crashes when switching rounds.

I have fixed this for another user. Its the map change taking to long so u are disconnected. Go to a 24/7 server that runs only 1 map. Try this and let me know how it works out for you
- EA Answers http://Answers.ea.com/ - Got a problem/bug/glitch please head to EA Answers. If your bored check out my Youtubez https://www.Youtube.com/Theseuskhan - "In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Bf3 Problems - Battlelog.org ? -
jamespinnick
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 23:16 , edited 2011-10-25 23:17 by jamespinnick
I have a 1055t processor a 5770 video card and 8gbs of ram and it runs like total shit even on low could you please help me with this? Updated drivers and everything.
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 23:29 , edited 2011-10-25 23:29 by Theseuskhan
jamespinnick said:
I have a 1055t processor a 5770 video card and 8gbs of ram and it runs like total shit even on low could you please help me with this? Updated drivers and everything.

could u drop me a hijackthis log buddy, it sounds like a optimization issue in ur system. Basic optimizations are needed. Try this application

http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html [iobit.com]

It might help , it might break it . I aint tryed it ... I merely know of its functions. It basically does simple stuff to improve speed in games.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347698241302/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
- EA Answers http://Answers.ea.com/ - Got a problem/bug/glitch please head to EA Answers. If your bored check out my Youtubez https://www.Youtube.com/Theseuskhan - "In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Bf3 Problems - Battlelog.org ? -
As7raios
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-26 13:39 , edited 2011-10-26 16:01 by As7raios
I keep getting an error stating "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" after loading the map. I get to the part where there's just a blue square in the bottom right hand corner, it freezes, then everything blip, and I'm left with that message. I've tried everything here and it seems nothing has changed.

System Specs:
GPU: Radeon 6870
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T
RAM: 8gigs DDR3
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

(I have updated my drivers for the GPU)

DxDiag: http://pastebin.com/pkzikCay [pastebin.com]
FFBOY
PT Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 02:14
Nice Post I hope that fix my 1-2 min loading map problem
Ludercrs
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-27 07:30 , edited 2011-10-28 00:04 by Ludercrs
Original issue:
After a Full round and the scoreboard comes up, it fails to load the Next map in Multiplayer (if it's same map but just switch sides there's no issue). when the map loading screen is supposed to come up all I get is a Black screen where the mouse is still active but nothing is happening. HDD light on tower is not doing anything.
I'm forced to End Task on BF3.exe if I want to be able to join another game.

here's what I did according to your guide:
Updated video drivers (tried the ATI Beta instead)
Updated motherboard related drivers (check your motherboard manufacturer website)
Ran Windows Update
Disabled Desktop Aero Effects
Disabled Origin to work in-game (from Origin Setting on the last Tab, uncheck "enable use of Origin In-Game")
Modified my Antivirus/Firewall to Allow BF3.EXE full access.
Downloaded and Ran CCleaner:
http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER [piriform.com]
Then Reboot

I had already done most of the other stuff you listed.

it SEEMED to have worked cus it allowed me to load another map ONCE. but trying again right now the same thing happened.
I'm out of ideas.


EDIT: Somebody suggested updating punkbuster, i did and now the game fails to start:

Faulting application name: bf3.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4e9d3315
Faulting module name: bf3.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4e9d3315
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000a71d2
Faulting process id: 0x1cd0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cc95044bf20ed6
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\bf3.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\bf3.exe
Report Id: a229d3cf-00f7-11e1-8c2a-0023540a5269
MuricanGeezus
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-28 22:15
why is this not a sticky
AwsmStar
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2011-10-28 22:16
Wow because we haven't seen all these tips a million times before.
BaconstripsQT
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-28 22:20 , edited 2011-10-28 22:24 by BaconstripsQT
Hey mate, see if you can take a look at my issues:

Black Screen CRASH - Shutting down problem.
This may relate to the 'Battlefield3.exe has stopped working' - type issues, yet this seems a tad more serious.
I play BF3, campaign and multiplayer, as intended. I am able to play fine for say, 20 mins+. At one or two completely random points during gameplay, I'll begin to lag slightly. The lag eventually stabilises, for maybe a min?
Afterwards, the screen turns black and my computer auto shuts down. WTF? And I assure you, I'm not pressing the power button.

Something wrong with ram? Idk.

Intel Core i7 CPU Q720
4GIG Ram
Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1 GIG, with 11.9 update.
miniduberman
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-29 00:11
As7raios said:
I keep getting an error stating "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" after loading the map. I get to the part where there's just a blue square in the bottom right hand corner, it freezes, then everything blip, and I'm left with that message. I've tried everything here and it seems nothing has changed.

System Specs:
GPU: Radeon 6870
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T
RAM: 8gigs DDR3
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

(I have updated my drivers for the GPU)

DxDiag: http://pastebin.com/pkzikCay [pastebin.com]


I've got the exact same problem.
The game also crashes immediately at the beginning of the first mission in campaign mode.. I've manually updated punkbuster and i've also reinstalled from windows 7 ultimate into windows 7 professional (Got the same problem on both OS).
I'm using the 11.10 bf 3 drivers.

System specs:
GPU: XFX HD 5770 (stock)
CPU: Intel i5 760 (stock)
RAM: 4gigs DDR3 @ 1333mhz
OS: Windows 7 professional (64 bit)
Maestro-XS
VE Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-29 03:31
hey! i see you keep helping to solve others problems here, you helped me on the beta :D so far i got only some minnor issues, one is a sound glicht in the campaing that I solved lowering sound to 16 bits, other is a black screen from my display also on campaing about the refresh rate not being proper even when i have at its normal 60Hz which i sove pressing ESC twice. also all the pre-rendered videos on campaing are laggy, gameplay its always at 25-40 FPS, i think they are all related to EA and DICe more that to my sistem. online my only issue is lag due to my wireless conection
Serjery
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-29 03:39
I'm running an i5 2500k+ overclocked to 4.4ghz with an Sapphire Toxic 6950 (which is essentially the same thing as a 6970) and I'm running a decent 55-60 fps with:

a) Everything on ultra except shadow quality on high
b) 1920 x 1080 resolution
c) AA off, Post AA Medium
d) Motion Blur off
e) 8x AF.
f) Vsync on
The only problem I seem to have is when zoomed in with a sniper. As soon as I zoom in with a sniper, my mouse look becomes ridiculously laggy and I get a huge drop in fps. I don't know why...it seems when zooming on smoke / fire, it takes a HUGE toll on my video card.
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-11-01 22:02
I have added a video tutorial to this thread and others, you can find this at the bottom of every guide if you are still stuck please check these out.
- EA Answers http://Answers.ea.com/ - Got a problem/bug/glitch please head to EA Answers. If your bored check out my Youtubez https://www.Youtube.com/Theseuskhan - "In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Bf3 Problems - Battlelog.org ? -
xDrNickox
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-11-03 00:30
Im getting a big FPS drop when I use any Magnified scope of about 20 Fps. It should increase Fps as it has the render less than normal about a third of the space of the screen. Anyway I think its a bug rather than a demanding feature.

Spec:
6950 TF3 MSI
i5-760@3.8Ghz
4Gb Ram @1600Mhz
Win 7 x64

Normal without a scope i get 40-60 fps which is playable but with a scope drops to low 30`s which is almost unplayable.
1080p
All Ultra 2x MSAA and Med FXAA
Turning settings down only helps a small amount its clearly a bug.
Any help would be great thanks.
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-11-03 08:26
The scope is a overlay, it could be that ur current GPU driver is not ready for it well ur on same as me, but yeh its a overlay so a extra process for both cpu and gpu.

probally be tidyed up in next patch if there is a serious issue.

Try every setting in turn, setting each one to low and checking the result. AA etc im sure would impact u here

Set your Advanced A.I to Normal in CCC

Set your ATI adaptive anti alaising to performance ,

try everything=d

then let me know how it goes. Unfortunately i cannot replicate this glitch on my system not having the ability to run DX11
- EA Answers http://Answers.ea.com/ - Got a problem/bug/glitch please head to EA Answers. If your bored check out my Youtubez https://www.Youtube.com/Theseuskhan - "In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Bf3 Problems - Battlelog.org ? -
darkaintx
Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2011-11-03 11:55
Dude this worked perfectly for me man, I finally was able to make some decent kills.
sicTuna
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-11-04 05:50
Just wanted to say Thank you . Your You Tube Vid was great and Ive Learned alot.

Thank you, Rob (Tirx)
 
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