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  • Things that boosted FPS for me

    ok, So I have had some serious issues with Arma FPS and hang ups so I decided to do some tweaking

    1. HDD format, boosted the most gained abut 20 PS just from that

    2. NO CD patch, i bought the DVD version which required I have the CD in the drive, now from other games I had that did this I knew that often times it will go to the CD for textures etc that are on the HDD making the game run MUCH slower.

    if you have the DVD version and need the no CD patch PM me and I can give you the one I use, it works great

    3. turn Nvidia PhysX off, go into ntune, adjust the physx options and turn it off..pnt know why but this seemed to help quite a bit as well



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    Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

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    Last edited by 1longtime; 08-30-2009, 12:10 AM. Reason: I no longer think XP gives better performance for ArmA2

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    • #3
      Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

      What exactly do you mean by HDD format?

      :D
      BlackDog1




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      • #4
        Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

        After installing patches I defrag my game files which improves my FPS significantly. I also use Landtex mod which improves my FPS by 5-7 http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=6050. I use gamebooster which increases my FPS by 5-10 http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html. I also used -maxmem=2047 in my shortcut which improved game stability and increased fps by 5. Using these performance tricks I managed to go from 30fps to 50 fps :)

        Note: Im using windows 7 RC x64 and 8gb of ram. Performance varies on OS.
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        • #5
          Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

          reformatted the hard drive and did a clean installation of operating system or another hard drive that you have games and such loaded on is what he meant BD1.

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          • #6
            Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

            Ahhhh I see
            BlackDog1




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            • #7
              Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

              I think I need to retract my "Windows XP is faster" statement. I think I may have fallen into an Urban Myth black hole here. I've also read other statements that contradict the "XP is better for ArmA2" theory.

              Tweaking settings has shown little (if any) difference in FPS. Actually, I've even found some major ATi bugs in the latest Catalyst for XP.

              So I'll go on the record saying that a) I'm NOT convinced that XP is necessarily faster and b) I've reverted back to Vista. Not worth the pain.

              Socom, thanks for the tips (Landtex, gamebooster, and maxmem). Will try those out.

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              • #8
                Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                game booster helped me out quite a bit as well..about 3-5 fps



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                The warrior whispers back, "I AM the storm."

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                • #9
                  Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                  Couple of things to try:

                  If you have an Nvidia card goto 3d settings for Arma2 and set the following:

                  Maximum pre rendered frames = 8
                  Mixed GPU = Single
                  Triple buffering = on (counter intuative I know)

                  General advice:

                  If you have 512MB + VRAM Dont set video memory to very high, use default and edit the arma.cfg manually.

                  On 250 + series you will get better performance with shadows set to high than normal (not sure about ATI)

                  If you find you are getting crash to desktop with these settings then change texture to High rather than default.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                    Great thread. I did everything suggested here for a fps increase of almost 10-15. NOICE!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                      Yea thanks to the Nvidia and PhysX tips mine runs about 10FPS better now. Thanks :)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                        Originally posted by socomseal93 View Post
                        ...I also used -maxmem=2047 in my shortcut which improved game stability and increased fps by 5...
                        what does that command do? only uses a max of 2 gigs of mem?? i am running 8 also but i am wondering what would happen if i increased that number to say four gigs?






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                        • #13
                          Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                          Nothing would happen. Any values over 2047 are ignored by the game.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                            WOOOOOWWWW!! Nice suggestions.
                            performance has increased nicely.
                            Currently running Phenom quad core 9650 @2.30ghz
                            7 gigs ram
                            gt 275
                            vista 86 sp3
                            Anyone else with a gt 275, and what settings have helped your framerate?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Things that boosted FPS for me

                              I have an issue that when i look at the orange bushes or trees from less then 10m my fps drop to around 3, but if im farther away i have no problems, it slightly improves when i lower my textures to normal, but even then it still drops to around 10fps. When im not around any of the damned bushes or trees i can run almost everything on highest with 25-30fps. I have a 9800GTX.

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