Arma 2
Arma 2 > General Discussions > Topic Details
SoldierScar May 18, 2014 @ 5:34am
Any real tip/tweak to boost fps?
This game is just horribly optimized...doesn't matter if i have everything on high or low, i still have 20-25 fps. Is there any good trick that gives at least 10 fps? Or did i just waste my money?
< >
Showing 1-4 of 4 comments
Dakota Jun 17, 2014 @ 2:39pm 
I have also been having fps problems, and am working on something I just found out about. It's called a ramdisk, a lot of people get it to work properly, and gain a lot of frames from it
Scott F. Kaplan Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:32pm 
Set EVERYTHING to Normal, *** except AntiAliasing which you should disable. ***

Set the resolution lower than your monitors 'native' resolution, such as 1280x720 or 1280x800 and run at 100% resolution (being 1280x720 or 1280x800, not some percentage of a higher resolution). If this looks poor then run the game at your monitors resolution with 70% to 80% for 3D resolution and basic pixel shaders set-up to 'smooth' it out without resorting to anti-aliasing (which has a large performance hit on lower end cards, thus I recommend disabling anti-aliasing in Video Options).

*** Upgrade to at least a ATI/AMD Radeon HD6850 / HD6870 card with 1GB of GDDR5 at 256-bit or NVIDIA equivalent. ***

*** Disable 'real-time scanning' in your Virus Scanner. In Microsoft Security Essentials this is under Settings, Real-time protection... other 3rd party anti-virus is similar. ***

A RAMDisk is unlikely to help unless you have a HUGE amount of RAM to install the game to.
A SSD (Solid State Drive) is likely to help more than a RAM disk as there will be less contention for RAM as the game runs.
Last edited by Scott F. Kaplan; Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:36pm
#GetRektasaurus Jun 20, 2014 @ 12:34am 
Originally posted by SoldierScar:
This game is just horribly optimized...doesn't matter if i have everything on high or low, i still have 20-25 fps. Is there any good trick that gives at least 10 fps? Or did i just waste my money?

Buy a better computer, my whole build cost me £600... Destroys this game 40-70 FPS
durban77 Jun 23, 2014 @ 10:41am 
Try out Geforce Experience, gives good hints!
< >
Showing 1-4 of 4 comments
Per page: 15 30 50

Arma 2 > General Discussions > Topic Details
Date Posted: May 18, 2014 @ 5:34am
Posts: 4