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Arma 3: Operation Frame Rate Issue

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Spartan_Escobar

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Jun 12, 2016
I am having frame rate issues on Arma 3. Playing on solo or a low populated servers I get well over 60 fps on ultra/high. But as soon as I join a server my frame rate drops below the 20's :mad: :mad:. Any help would greatly be appreciated as it is unbearable to play Arma 3 currently. Ty.

My specs;
AMD FX 8350
Geforce gtx 760
16gb corsair 2400mhz
 

ATMINSIDE

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Jun 28, 2012
What's your CPU and GPU usage percent when you have low frame rates?
 

ATMINSIDE

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What case are you using? (Can you post a picture of the inside as well?)
What fans are you using and where are they in the case?
What CPU cooler are you using?
Are you overclocked at all?
 

Soulcatcher668

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Jan 2, 2012
ARMA 3 is single threaded and CPU intensive. It loads all assets in multiplayer which is why your frame rate is crashing.

In reality, with that rig, 20 fps is about what you can expect in multiplayer.
 
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Spartan_Escobar

Spartan_Escobar

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Im not sure on the fans, im pretty sure they are stock with the case.
case; Zalman Z9 Plus
cpu cooler; stock amd fx8350
Im not overclocked
 

ATMINSIDE

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Are the fans following front/bottom intake and rear/top exhaust?

Try turning off two cores in the BIOS, your temps should drop some.
 

wagex

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yeah sounds like a cpu throttling issue as my mini pc plays it fine with rare fps drops, its running an i5-2400 and a 750TI @1080p mostly high settings.
with all the dust in that case, check to see if the fins in the cpu heatsink arent plugged up.
might as well check the gpu's heatsink as well either one of them overheating would be no bueno and cause throttling.
 

ATMINSIDE

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yeah sounds like a cpu throttling issue as my mini pc plays it fine with rare fps drops, its running an i5-2400 and a 750TI @1080p mostly high settings.
with all the dust in that case, check to see if the fins in the cpu heatsink arent plugged up.
might as well check the gpu's heatsink as well either one of them overheating would be no bueno and cause throttling.

This.

And while in there cleaning, get some of those PSU cables tucked behind the motherboard tray.
It'll help airflow, which will help temps.
 

Tokae

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Jun 12, 2010
Hey Spartan,

What server are you joining? Is it one that is running a mod? I ask because lots of mods out there cause slowdown issues after they have been live for several hours. I had a Wasteland server that used the old clunky .ini file saving system at one time and after 3 hours, there was no way for anyone no matter how beefy your hardware was, to get over 35 fps. Once we switched the back end to mysql and cleaned up all the objects on the server that users were not interacting with (like crates and building parts that were no longer used), everyones fps jumped up drastically. If you want to rule this out, try a different server, with a different mod for example.