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#181 Posted at 2012-03-14 17:25        
     
Thanks I like that Asus also :) a lot of nice features


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#182 Posted at 2012-03-22 00:35        
     
Ssd makes a world of difference with the I 2500k and that asus mother board. Boosted FPS on arma 2 from 20 FPS on max to 60 FPS with a 560 ti video card, getting a 580 video card in may for arma 3


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#183 Posted at 2012-04-18 20:09        
     
Good Evening Everyone,
I am having trouble with ARMA II. OA. The game runs very smooth (FPS-wise), and my GPU is not even fully stressed in many situations. However, I am encountering massive stuttering/micro-lag. I am suspecting my CPU and my HDD drive of causing this. I am not entirely sure, though.
These are the specifications of my PC:
GPU: EVGA GTX 550TI 2GB
CPU: Intel i5 750 @ 2,67 GHZ (It's a Quadcore)
RAM: 6GB

Any help would be greatly appreciated. *WALL*


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#184 Posted at 2012-04-18 21:55        
     
Defrag your harddrive(s), see if that helps.
Also you should try to pinpoint when the stuttering happens. In a specific mission? After xx ammount of time? Only in MP? Only in MP in a certain mission after XX ammount of time?
That might help to pinpoin the issue.


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#185 Posted at 2012-04-21 22:00        
     
Thanks for your reply Foxhound,
I just recently defragged my harddrive hoping it may solve the issue, but my esperance was in vain.
I only play SP, so I suspected that my CPU might be struggling with a lot of AI units being active. However, I also get the aforementioned issues without any AI units. The microlag is constantly present throughout the missions I play, although it is important to mention that it doesn't make one wee bit of a difference if the environment that is loaded consumes a lot of resources or not.

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I just noticed that a larger number (in total around 14 squads and 2 sections) DO worsen things for me (I got heavy lag within the city of Zargabad, in which the majority of the forces were placed). Please note that I did not have these problems until a while ago, therefore I had tweaked my ARMA II. and ARMA II. OA CFG file to optimize performance. That did help a little,
but the issue is still existing.
This is the content of my ARMA II. CFG:

language="English";
adapter=-1;
3D_Performance=-80000;
Resolution_Bpp=32;
Resolution_W=1680;
Resolution_H=1050;
refresh=59;
winX=16;
winY=32;
winW=800;
winH=600;
winDefW=800;
winDefH=600;
Render_W=1680;
Render_H=1050;
FSAA=0;
postFX=2;
GPU_MaxFramesAhead=80;
GPU_DetectedFramesAhead=8;
HDRPrecision=0;
lastDeviceId="";
localVRAM=2147483648;
nonlocalVRAM=8589934592;
Windowed=0;

And this is the content of the OA version:

language="English";
adapter=-1;
3D_Performance=100000;
Resolution_Bpp=32;
Resolution_W=1680;
Resolution_H=1050;
refresh=59;
winX=16;
winY=32;
winW=800;
winH=600;
winDefW=800;
winDefH=600;
Render_W=1680;
Render_H=1050;
FSAA=0;
postFX=2;
GPU_MaxFramesAhead=80;
GPU_DetectedFramesAhead=8;
HDRPrecision=0;
lastDeviceId="";
localVRAM=2147483648;
nonlocalVRAM=8589934592;
vsync=1;
Windowed=0;
AToC=0;
FXAA=1;

It could definitely be possible that I botllenecked the performance of my hardawre by setting these files up wrongly, I would be very grateful if someone could tell me wether this is the case or not.

Apart from that, I thought of overclocking my CPU in order to get ARMA II. run smoother, but I am having a problem with my annoying OEM motherboard which will not let me do a BIOS overclock.
Does anyone know a way to OC the CPU without entering the BIOS?
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#186 Posted at 2012-05-14 00:22        
     
Hey everyone. Sorry about this post,but I just really want to know what video options I should put my Arma 2 OA for the the best game play. Here are my computer specs: AMD Phenom II X4 N970 (2.2GHz), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Up to 1919 MB HyperMemory, 17.3" HD+ LED LCD, 4 GB DDR3 Memory, 500 GB HDD, DVD_Super Multi DL drive, Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n, 6-cell Li-ion battery.


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#187 Posted at 2012-05-14 00:33        
     
Hey Dead_Mau5 welcome to the forums.

What you should do is put this into your command line of the game.

-nosplash -winxp -maxmem=2047 -cpuCount=4 -world=empty

It will help you start up easier.

I'm using the i5 2500k with a GTX570 and I'm running this game to it's full with 30 fps.

I'd imagine you use medium, I myself don't push my computer that much so I disable Post-processing effect and shadows and that greatly increases FPS.

Try using medium on all and the full resolution and disable postprocess and shadows and see what fps you get :)


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#188 Posted at 2012-05-14 02:53        
     
what do u mean command line?? sorry im kinda new to this


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#189 Posted at 2012-05-14 08:37        
     
# DeAD_Mau5 *-* : what do u mean command line?? sorry im kinda new to this

He means first make a shotcut of your "arma2oa.exe" file, then right click it and go to the tab
"shortcut". Then you will see a line "target" and in there you need to put what he gave you:

-nosplash -winxp -maxmem=2047 -cpuCount=4 -world=empty

At the end of your tartget line what you have there already, by default it should be this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe"

So, change that to this now:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\arma2.exe" -nosplash -winxp -maxmem=2047 -cpuCount=4 -world=empty

If of course your game is in a different directory then you will need to change it accordingly.
You can find more about this here, also about how to launch mods. Hope that helps :-)

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#190 Posted at 2012-05-14 08:42        
     
Thanks Oksman and DarkXess. My game play has never been better


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#191 Posted at 2012-06-15 09:19        
     
Hey I recently started playing arma 2 actively (after owning it for about half a year) with dayz (ofcourse ;)) but enjoy a good ace or project reality game aswell now that dayz is lacking content a bit.
my biggest problem is the performance i get. i have a core i5-750 (first gen) and a 5850, 4GB Ram and a SSD.
my question is, would upgrading to a 7970 significantly increase my fps? a friend of mine also has the i5-750 with a 6870 and doesnt get much more fps.

I've tried most of the cfg tweaks, but i'm still not satisfied. :)
so should i upgrade or would that be a waste of money at this point? the other option would be to wait until arma 3 comes out (which giving the fun i'm having with arma 2 atm i'm most definitely buying :)) and then buy a state of the art machine. but who knows when that will be, and i want performance now! :D

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#192 Posted at 2012-06-15 12:17        
     
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On paper, switching to a HD 7970 (1400MHz/3GB/384 bit/PCI E3) from the HD 5850 (100MHz/1GB/256 bit/PCI E2) is a no-brainer... but I've never used AMD/ATI so hopefully someone who does will chime in.

As you've probably already read, some ArmA II* players with low or mid range systems can run the game happily with old kit while others with new, top of the line rigs (extreme CPUs/multiple GPUs/RAIDed 6GB/s SSDs) complain about poor performance.

ArmA II* can tax any system and depending on what type of settings you use and the overall system environment, throwing money at it expecting a transformation isn't always going to pan out.

One thing that you can take to the bank is that it is the sum total of your systems components -and how they function together- that will determine how well the app runs.
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You list 4 gigs of system RAM...do you have any open banks that you can fill or given any thought to upgrading the RAM to higher cap and/or speed (depending on the mobo)?


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#193 Posted at 2012-06-15 19:32        
     
does arma profit that much from more ram? i never see it using more than 900MB of ram. maybe i'll just wait 2-3 month and then just buy a completely new rig :D
on the other hand, i'm playing arma now, and want more performance asap :)


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#194 Posted at 2012-06-15 20:20        
     
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-nosplash -winxp -maxmem=2047 -cpuCount=4 -world=empty

Using this in the command line of the shortcut, or the start params of the steam version will allow you to use 2gb ram, I don't think the game can use more than that.

I believe the answer to your question is no, processor is the deal :)


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#195 Posted at 2012-06-16 08:06        
     
ok i had those anyway (except the maxmem). i will try to fiddle with the cfg a bit more, and than just get a new rig in a month or two. thanks guys!