Ready for BF4

Prepping for the release of BF4, I have installed a new video card. An upgrade that is long overdue. I was origionally planning to upgrade for BF3, but then I found that my current card was good enough to record videos and still play the game at 30FPS.

However I was never really happy with […]

BF3 Recon Field Manual 1.1

Chapter 1, paragraph 1-4 : How to setup your PC and game settings for maximum BF3 sniping.

 

Final setup for BF3

With BF3 just around the corner I have cleaned up my machine in preparation for the glorious event. I formatted the drives the other day so that I have a fresh and totally clean computer with nothing but the essentials loaded. Windows 7 only took about 30 minutes to install, but several hours to update. […]

Understanding Overclocking?

I think I have been adjusting the wrong specs in the BIOS. I was having problems with stability, so I turned the CPU overvoltage option back to AUTO, now its running smooth again.

All of the guides tell you to adjust certain things, but the BIOS does not have any options labeled as such. Its […]

More Over Clocking

I did some more over clock testing, slowly working my way up, here are the latest numbers :

Test 4 @ 3.56Ghz

FSB = 215 X 16.5 coreV = 1.264v VID = 1.3000v idle = average (fan lo) = 45c max = 47c

BFBC@ test run 1 hour not faults and 60fps

Test 5 @ […]

GPU overclocking

Messing with my GPU settings in the new AMD Vision Engine Control Center. Bumped the clock up to 920 on the GPU and 1380 for memory. Seems to be stable after two nights of Testing on BFBC2.

Factory setting gave me a frame rate of about 55, now I am seeing a steady 60 FPS. […]

Stress testing Day #1

Over clocking is actually much easier than I first thought. Its just time consuming. Change a number and stress test, change a number and stress test, repeat, repeat, repeat. I am stable at 3.63Ghz right now but the temperatures are rising quickly. With a max temp of 62C, I think I want to keep a […]

Let the over clocking begin…

I have been ramping up to do some overclocking on my CPU. Now that my video projects have been cleared, and BF3 is only a couple days away, its time to look into the finer details of what it takes to run a computer faster than stock settings.

The first thing I needed was a […]

BF3 Beta release date set.

Well early access is on the 27th of September, the open beta runs from the 29th to the 10th of October. Looks like I need to clear off my schedule for some hardcore gaming…

BF3 requirements announced

Minimum System Requirements OS: WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT PROCESSOR: 2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ALTHON X2 2.7 GHZ) MEMORY: 2 GB HARD DRIVE: 20 GB GRAPHICS CARD (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 […]