Solved How can I improve my rig for battlefield3?

October 4, 2011 at 13:16:53
Specs: Windows 7 64b, AMD Phenom X3 8750 / 4gb
I have been playing the bf3 beta and I noticed that when I look from side to side it slows down/blurs up a little bit. I have seen my brother playing the beta on the ps3 everything runs much faster.

I want to know where I can invest some money to make my rig a little better for the game. Also, if I get another HD 4870 and crossfire, should I expect a big difference? What are the requirements for crossfire? Does it have to be the same card?

Here are my specs.

1 x Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

1 x GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

1 x XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

1 x Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

1 x AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition Toliman 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor HD875ZWCJ3BGH - OEM

1 x Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK

1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler, free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside

1 x ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor

Thank you.

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October 4, 2011 at 21:01:40
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U can't compare the visual quality of PS3 any your system plus current consoles use low resolution(1280 x 720).

The problem isn't the video card but CPU isn't good enough for modern games.
If u can replace it with phenom II x4 955 or wait for bulldozer(u will have to change board, CPU, and memory).

U can't run battlefield 3 on max settings because it require direct x 11 for max settings and hd 4870 doesn't support dx 11(even if u add another hd 4870), if u can buy hd 6950 or hd 6970.

Did u try to overclock CPU?

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October 4, 2011 at 21:19:15
I have not. But if I do, how high is the risk of breaking/damaging it? Would it make a noticeable change?

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October 5, 2011 at 02:38:07
If do it right u won't kill or damage the chip. If u can reach 3ghz or more u will notice big changes like FPS not dropping frequently.

You know the real meaning of piece only if you have been through the war.

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October 5, 2011 at 08:53:50
That sounds good. Thanks for the info. Two last questions:

I've never overclocked anything (as you can probably tell), what program do I use to do that? AMDOverdrive? I did some google searches but came up with a lot of ambiguous info.

Also, is GPU overclocking worth looking into as well?

Again, thanks for the useful info.

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October 5, 2011 at 09:12:23
The best way to overclock CPU is thru BIOS.
Increasing video card clocks will help increasing FPS but u will have to watch carefully the GPU temperature. Video card overclock is done thru operating system environment.

If u are interested u can start a new thread on how to overclock CPU in CPU/Overclocking forum.

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October 7, 2011 at 16:24:55
Why would you get a Back Edition CPU, then not overclock it? That's the whole purpose of the Black Edition!

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