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#1 Posted at 2013-03-05 22:08        
     
When i bought Arma 3 and launched it, it immediately started to freeze every 5 sec, fps drop when I'm ingame doing missions.

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G73Jh
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6068MB RAM
Page File: 2777MB used, 9357MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series

except from the stuttering and fps drops i run the game fine on standard settings with 50fps between the freezes.

please someone give me some advices to fix this problem.. its ruining my gameplay.


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#2 Posted at 2013-03-05 22:31        
     
This is a laptop right? Could it just get too hot? Can you check the temps?
Can you just lower the graphics details (for testing) to see if it helps, and it may sound weird but what happens if you set them higher? Did you try different viewdistances?

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#3 Posted at 2013-03-06 08:41        
     
# Foxhound : This is a laptop right? Could it just get too hot? Can you check the temps?
Can you just lower the graphics details (for testing) to see if it helps, and it may sound weird but what happens if you set them higher? Did you try different viewdistances?

Well my Intel processor was at 63 Celsius when i stopped playing.

Also tried changing the graphics down to low, i mean everything... the view distance, rendering ect

When i started up after changing my graphics nothing happened, still the same stuttering and annoying fps drops. I also normally play with standard setting, any thing higher would take a tall on my fps ingame.

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#4 Posted at 2013-03-06 16:38        
     
Fox is right, to me it seems to be a heat related issue. If your CPU is 63 AFTER you stopped playing then you're probably reaching 70-80 whilst a stutter occurs. Download speedfan or HMWmonitor and run it in the background. HMWmonitor (I use it) will show you how much the temp peaked and then show the current temp.

If it isn't heat then try downloading AVG PC Tune trial and get that to fix anything corrupt, i had a stutter problem ONCE with everything and this fixed a few registrys and was fine. I think it's more likely to be heat tho.


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#5 Posted at 2013-03-06 16:43        
     
I'd also check to see if any processes such as Anti Virus aren't using resources.
In the past I've seen them gobble CPU resources by as much as 80% at regular intervals.


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#6 Posted at 2013-03-06 19:14        
     
Are you stupid ? did u even read the system requirements on the website \ steam ? Enter Scroll Down To The Bottom

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM
OS Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
ATI Radeon HD 3830
Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU MEMORY 512 MB
DirectX® 10
RAM 2 GB
HARD DRIVE 15 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA) 10 GB free space
AUDIO DirectX® compatible on-board
OTHER Internet connection and free Steam account to activate

i had to buy a new graphic card,and overclock my pc lol


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#7 Posted at 2013-03-06 19:21        
     
# mrwan74 : Are you stupid ?

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#8 Posted at 2013-03-07 12:26        
     
# Tilyard : Fox is right, to me it seems to be a heat related issue. If your CPU is 63 AFTER you stopped playing then you're probably reaching 70-80 whilst a stutter occurs. Download speedfan or HMWmonitor and run it in the background. HMWmonitor (I use it) will show you how much the temp peaked and then show the current temp.

If it isn't heat then try downloading AVG PC Tune trial and get that to fix anything corrupt, i had a stutter problem ONCE with everything and this fixed a few registrys and was fine. I think it's more likely to be heat tho.

Ok so here's what I've got while I was playing arma 3

HD0 40C
Temp1 77C
GPU 87C
Core0 73C
Core1 77C

Also just to throw that in there, while i was in the defragmenting process, defragmenting my hardrive it seem to stop the stuttering/Fps drops when I was playing Arma 3.

But you know... i cant start defragmenting my hardrives every time i want to play a game.

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# mrwan74 : Are you stupid ? did u even read the system requirements on the website \ steam ? Enter Scroll Down To The Bottom

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM
OS Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
ATI Radeon HD 3830
Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU MEMORY 512 MB
DirectX® 10
RAM 2 GB
HARD DRIVE 15 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA) 10 GB free space
AUDIO DirectX® compatible on-board
OTHER Internet connection and free Steam account to activate

i had to buy a new graphic card,and overclock my pc lol

lol i run the game fine on standard except the fps drops, to bad for you that you had to buy a new graphics card for the game lol...

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#9 Posted at 2013-03-08 08:34        
     
Those temperatures are unlikely to be the problem... my old Macbook got into the 90's Celcius gaming sometimes, mobile processors are designed with higher heat thresholds in mind. Definitely not good for it though, but I used that computer for 2 years before selling it and never had any temperature/CPU related crashes.

I just looked up your processor, it will turbo to 2.8Ghz @45 watts, but usually only one or two cores turbo to that speed. So to the guy that commented about system requirements, he does meet the requirements and the 5800 mobility technically is fine as well.

That processor has a maximum operating temperature of 100° C... so heat is not the culprit here. Are you plugged into the wall while doing this? If the computer is older perhaps the battery can't supply enough wattage to keep the 2.8Ghz going.
How much free Hd space do you have? Clearing up some space might help you out. It could be having some trouble grabbing the required ARMA files from the (slow transfer rate) laptop HDD and moving them to RAM. Note: clearing up harddrive space is step one, then remove and reinstall the game... the goal here is to put the 6GB or so of the game in sequential sectors on the HDD so that it can read somewhat in order. Basically, less time moving the reader head to another area of the disk to load data. I'd assume that's partially why RAM disk in this game is a performance booster.


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#10 Posted at 2013-03-09 09:06        
     
# lonewolf_sx : That processor has a maximum operating temperature of 100° C... so heat is not the culprit here. Are you plugged into the wall while doing this? If the computer is older perhaps the battery can't supply enough wattage to keep the 2.8Ghz going.

I am always plugged into the wall because i broke my original power cable and had to buy a new one and the new one wont charge my notebook battery for some weird reason, just a quick question... how do i make sure that all of computer components get the power supply that they need?

# lonewolf_sx : How much free Hd space do you have? Clearing up some space might help you out. It could be having some trouble grabbing the required ARMA files from the (slow transfer rate) laptop HDD and moving them to RAM. Note: clearing up harddrive space is step one, then remove and reinstall the game...

How much free space do i need to clear up?
I got 32 gb left on my hard drive with arma 3 installed.

# lonewolf_sx : The goal here is to put the 6GB or so of the game in sequential sectors on the HDD so that it can read somewhat in order. Basically, less time moving the reader head to another area of the disk to load data. I'd assume that's partially why RAM disk in this game is a performance booster.

put 6gb of the game in Sequentially sectors so it can read in order,
how do I install the game in order?
sorry for being a noob and this isn't my main language either....
could you give me a much wider definition of what you just said please?

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#11 Posted at 2013-03-09 18:01        
     
Mats-Chr if de-fragmention fixed the issue for a while you should really try AVG PC TUNE (Trial) and just go through each part to boost your pc etc. It fixed stuttering for me in the past, corrects registrys etc. It might help for you. Give it a try it's free.