Dirty Harry Apr 8 @ 6:19am
Wierd FPS , better system lower FPS than a bad one ?
Well my friend has a Geoforce GTX 550 and a 5 core AMD processor with 16 GB RAM
I have a Geoforce GTX 660 and a 6 core AMD processor and 4 GB RAM.

My friend on one epoch server has 60 FPS while I only have 20-25 FPS
Why do I have less than him , and can it be the RAM , do I need more ( Me and my friend run the game at the same video options ) - checked it .
What could it be?
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Squid Apr 8 @ 6:27am 
4 GB of RAM is not a whole lot. If you check in the task manager when you are getting lower frames, your RAM is probably being all eaten up. His CPU cores may also be clocked at a higher speed than yours, and ARMA is not known for it's effective utilization of multiple cores.

It sounds like you're simply running out of memory. Things to do in short term is make sure all unnessessary programs are closed while and your desktop is at a minimum to get the most frames out of the game. Long term includes you obviously upgrading how much RAM you have. Luckily for you, RAM is the cheapest and simplest component to upgrade of them all, and can be done so on both laptop and desktops.

If I had to guess I would bet you had a laptop.
Dirty Harry Apr 8 @ 10:04am 
No , I don´t have a laptop :D , but I will buy two more 2 GB of RAM so i can have 8 GB that should be enough , I guess .
I have a really bad motherboard and I don´t want to upgrade it .
Thanks for your help .
SaLaDiN_college Apr 8 @ 10:55am 
4GB of ram is more than enough for this and any game on the market to play without any performance loss or fps drops. Your loading time will be longer, but that is all.

And I dont think he cant get 60 fps with that pc on DayZ, he didnt tell you the truth.
Squid Apr 8 @ 12:07pm 
Originally posted by SaLaDiN:
4GB of ram is more than enough for this and any game on the market to play without any performance loss or fps drops. Your loading time will be longer, but that is all.

And I dont think he cant get 60 fps with that pc on DayZ, he didnt tell you the truth.

Considering I idle at desktop with 4 GB, it really all depends on how many things you have installed and running at a given amount of time.



Originally posted by Rambi:
No , I don´t have a laptop :D , but I will buy two more 2 GB of RAM so i can have 8 GB that should be enough , I guess .
I have a really bad motherboard and I don´t want to upgrade it .
Thanks for your help .

No reason to upgrade your motherboard, if you even could. RAM is one of the only parts you can upgrade.
SaLaDiN_college Apr 8 @ 2:07pm 
Originally posted by Squid:
Originally posted by SaLaDiN:
4GB of ram is more than enough for this and any game on the market to play without any performance loss or fps drops. Your loading time will be longer, but that is all.

And I dont think he cant get 60 fps with that pc on DayZ, he didnt tell you the truth.

Considering I idle at desktop with 4 GB, it really all depends on how many things you have installed and running at a given amount of time.



Originally posted by Rambi:
No , I don´t have a laptop :D , but I will buy two more 2 GB of RAM so i can have 8 GB that should be enough , I guess .
I have a really bad motherboard and I don´t want to upgrade it .
Thanks for your help .

No reason to upgrade your motherboard, if you even could. RAM is one of the only parts you can upgrade.

Most of that Ram is not used, only allocated for future using and to speed up the startup of most used aplications. The more ram you have, the more will be allocated since Win Vista. XP didnt do that. When you launch an application, windows will clear allocated ram and save data from RAM to hdd, if needed. That is the reason why pc is slow some seconds after you quit demanding games and you have low amount of RAM, because data are restored from HDD. To stop it just buy 8GB+ of RAM and turn off the pagefile in Windows settings.

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mafiahalo93 Apr 8 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by SaLaDiN:
4GB of ram is more than enough for this and any game on the market to play without any performance loss or fps drops. Your loading time will be longer, but that is all.

And I dont think he cant get 60 fps with that pc on DayZ, he didnt tell you the truth.
i know my new computer im hopeing to get should be able to run Arma 3 or DayZ on highest setting like everything max including render distence im sure a lquid cooled 4770k and two GTX 780 Ti can do it with 20% extream overclocked
King_Kosher Apr 9 @ 2:52pm 
ArmA 2 (or any other Game that runs on the VR2/3 Engine for that matter) is demanding on the CPU.The higher your CPU clocks,the better the performance will be to some extend.Having a lot of cores doesn`t help as much as a high mhz value does.

Having a quadcore that clocks at 3,8ghz will benefit you more than let`s say a Hexacore with 2,7ghz each.Your wonky performance could very well come from this.
As Saladin said,performance gain in terms of FPS will be next to nothing if you get more ram,loading times will be another story.
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