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Ready for BF4

Prepping for the release of BF4, I have installed a new video card. An upgrade that is long overdue. I was origionally planning to upgrade for BF3, but then I found that my current card was good enough to record videos and still play the game at 30FPS.

However I was never really happy with those specs and wanted more when BF4 was announced. So I have just recently installed an Asus Geforce GTX 770 2GB card. I was happy with the increased frame rate for BF3. But unfortunately I spent most of the BF4 Beta time troubleshooting lag and poor frame rates. I just couldn’t record without crashing. even playing was difficult because the game seemed to have hickups all the time. My Beta time was wasted.

The final update that happened fixed most of these problems, but it was too little too late. I didn’t have enough time to really enjoy the Beta and record before it was closed. Now I have to wait for the release of the actual game to find out if they have optimized it so that I will be able to continue making tutorial videos.

At any rate, I have wiped my computer and reinstalled everything so that I have a fresh computer ready for gaming and video making. Can’t wait for the 29th.

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BF3 Recon Field Manual 1.1

Chapter 1, paragraph 1-4 : How to setup your PC and game settings for maximum BF3 sniping.

 

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Final setup for BF3

With BF3 just around the corner I have cleaned up my machine in preparation for the glorious event. I formatted the drives the other day so that I have a fresh and totally clean computer with nothing but the essentials loaded. Windows 7 only took about 30 minutes to install, but several hours to update. I also installed a new back-up drive because Memory Express had them on sale. So I now have a Hitachi 2TB Deskstar 7K3000 SATA III w/ 64MB Cache as my storage drive. That should be plenty of room for the video capturing I plan to do when BF3 is released.

The pre-load is downloading as I write this, and I’ve heard that there is already a 400 meg update once that completes. I can’t wait. I have done all the over-clocking I plan to do in the near future. Current over clocking stats for the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T are:

FSB = 225
X 16.5
coreV = AUTO = 1.344v
VID = 1.3000v
NB Freq. = 2250.2MHz
idle = 26c
average (fan lo) = 49c
max = 52c

This has been stable for several days now, although I am not pushing the CPU with Prime95 anymore. I did some tweaking to my video card as well.

Current stats for the Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E are:

GPU clock = 920 Mhz

Memory Clock = 1320 Mhz

We will see how well the game runs and records with this setup. Hopefully I can get a new video card by Christmas so I can up the graphics a bit.