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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:15:03
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BF3 PC experience


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Okay so first shooter on a PC for a few years...and never again.

50MB origin system
3.5GB download
then fails to run saying update graphics drivers 100MB again

Then fails to recognise login in Origin software, website game browser works, but on launching BF3 wants to verify via Origin again.

Mmmm now I remember why I prefer the game console experience. Download and play,. less faffing around and wasted time.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:26:01
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Andrew,

I had to update my GFX drivers as well but once that was sorted everything went very smooth. I didnt experience any of the other issues you have.

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 15:51:38
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Will try again at weekend, too hot for faffing around today

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Standard User ilh
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Sep-11 16:02:31
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Indeed it is too hot! I did read somewhere that the nvidia drivers improved performance by up to 38% which sounds astonishing. I have ordered a new nvidia card but my old HD4850 ran fine without the most up-to-date drivers but I stuck the new ones on anyway!

~ilh

The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up.
Standard User Gzero
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Sep-11 16:11:01
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I'll pre-empt an issue for you: Turn off UPNP on your router if you have issues connecting to servers.

I didn't have this problem with my netgear 834gt, but my mate's BEbox wasn't happy, probably need to config it but would rather not until I know what ports to cone.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 16:13:07
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FireGL 7600 not sure how good/bad was just going to see, and if nice might have gone for the PC version.

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Standard User Gzero
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Sep-11 16:30:07
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Get afterburner (not sure if it's compatible, but your card is basicly a 4850/4870) on http://downloads.guru3d.com/-MSI-Afterburner-2.2.0-B... and sort out your gpu clock to 700ish, run at less than 1440x900 resolution and you should be good to go. smile
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Sep-11 17:06:18
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Found updated drivers but alas card does not want to play ball checked using 3D Mark and only Directx 10.0 support, need 10.1 at least

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Standard User SPOOKish
(experienced) Fri 30-Sep-11 17:15:52
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That sounds like a hell of an ordeal. It's really odd that I didn't have anywhere near as much hassle installing the beta. The hardest thing was recovering my EA password/s.

Edited by SPOOKish (Fri 30-Sep-11 17:18:01)

Standard User nelix01
(committed) Fri 30-Sep-11 18:02:15
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Not sure if it is related but I am using Chrome as my browser with no issues at all.

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