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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.

3 replies on “Final setup for BF3”

Are you planning on getting another 5770 and put them in crossfire or just brand new card.

My MB does not support crossfire. New crossfire MB + a second 5770 is more expensive than a new single card. Looking at a GTX 570 or 6970

My bad I thought it did support crossfire. And yeah I might be advertising SLI and crossfire a little bit since I just got my second gts450 (overclocked to 900mhz) and that was probably cheapest 30fps i ever bought. Now running bf3 with 16:10 resoltution, ultra settings and 4xmsaa >60fps all the time.

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