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#61 Waggy44

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

ATI 5850 and no increase at all =( was really hoping this would work as bandicam steals a lot of FPS

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

Hey guys

I've been playing arma since it came out back in 09.
Here's a great page of tweaks you can try.
http://www.armaholic...age.php?id=5769

Also if you have an nvidia card try creating a arma 2 OA profile and there you can limit the max prerendered frames to 3-4.
Back in 09 I built a computer to play arma and the frame rates sucked. After a while I found out that it was prerendering like 10000 frames in advance and after setting it to a normal number ,3, I worked perfectly.

Anyway hope this page is useful
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:33 PM

There's a command line you can run to make Arma 2 launch using more than 1 CPU core. I've got an AMD Phenom II x6 1090t processor, using all 6 cores, get 60 fps.

It's all about the CPU, not the GPU.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

There's a command line you can run to make Arma 2 launch using more than 1 CPU core. I've got an AMD Phenom II x6 1090t processor, using all 6 cores, get 60 fps.

It's all about the CPU, not the GPU.


And what is that command line ?
How to set it ?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

Hey guys

I've been playing arma since it came out back in 09.
Here's a great page of tweaks you can try.
http://www.armaholic...age.php?id=5769

Also if you have an nvidia card try creating a arma 2 OA profile and there you can limit the max prerendered frames to 3-4.
Back in 09 I built a computer to play arma and the frame rates sucked. After a while I found out that it was prerendering like 10000 frames in advance and after setting it to a normal number ,3, I worked perfectly.

Anyway hope this page is useful

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:22 AM

I'm going to bump this. One of the best posts on these forums. Thank you.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

where do i find it in steam?

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

Will try in the morning and post back here. 7870 @1150MHz/1400 Btw
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

Link is dead, goes to a summary page but the links to the post are 404. :(


Just search armaholic in yahoo it'll pop up. That site has tons of info on arma 2 and how to maximize your settings for optimal frame rates.
It's true this game is heavily CPU coded. But I went from like 20 frames to 60 at all times just by changing the maxrendered frames.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

ive been talking to a few people saying that turning off the VSync has helped them out for their frames with Nvidia Cards. most likely everyone experiencing these problems have already done it though. here are some things he's told me to run for nvidia people through the nvidia control panel

Nvidia control panel:
Ambient Occlusion - Off
Anisotropic Filtering - Application controlled
AntiAliasing Gamma Correction - On
AntiAliasing Mode - Application controlled
AntiAliasing Setting - Application controlled
AntiAliasing Transparency - Off
Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames - 8
Multi-Display/GPU Accelaration - Single Displace Performance Mode
Power Management Mode - Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture Filtering Sample Optimization - On
Texture Filtering Negative LOD Bias - Allow
Texture Filtering Quality - High Performance
Texture Filtering Trilinear Optimization - On
Threaded Optimization - Auto
Tripple Buffering - Off
Vertical Sync - Off
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:53 PM

im bumping this for the new Nvidia information. you can also change the max prerendered frames in the 3d GPU settings in the control panel to the same that we did in the config files. if any Nvidia guys try this out let me know. and as always, make sure you remember your previous settings before changing anything in your control panel, that way you can always revert!
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:55 PM

im bumping this for the new Nvidia information. you can also change the max prerendered frames in the 3d GPU settings in the control panel to the same that we did in the config files. if any Nvidia guys try this out let me know. and as always, make sure you remember your previous settings before changing anything in your control panel, that way you can always revert!


Yea I have mine set in the nvidia control panel. Works great! I'll post my setting when I get home.
Turn your prerendered frames to like 3 or 4
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:24 AM

Yea I have mine set in the nvidia control panel. Works great! I'll post my setting when I get home.
Turn your prerendered frames to like 3 or 4


do you have a screen capping program thats capable of showing your settings throughout the control panel for dayz. id love to update my video with information for Nvidia Users

Edited by MorninAfterKill, 23 July 2012 - 02:24 AM.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:28 AM

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

ive been talking to a few people saying that turning off the VSync has helped them out for their frames with Nvidia Cards. most likely everyone experiencing these problems have already done it though. here are some things he's told me to run for nvidia people through the nvidia control panel

Nvidia control panel:
Ambient Occlusion - Off
Anisotropic Filtering - Application controlled
AntiAliasing Gamma Correction - On
AntiAliasing Mode - Application controlled
AntiAliasing Setting - Application controlled
AntiAliasing Transparency - Off
Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames - 8
Multi-Display/GPU Accelaration - Single Displace Performance Mode
Power Management Mode - Prefer Maximum Performance
Texture Filtering Sample Optimization - On
Texture Filtering Negative LOD Bias - Allow
Texture Filtering Quality - High Performance
Texture Filtering Trilinear Optimization - On
Threaded Optimization - Auto
Tripple Buffering - Off
Vertical Sync - Off


I used the settings above and increased my frame rate with bandicam capturing by 5-9 fps when playing DayZ in "Normal" graphics mode and capturing at 720p/100% quality. Now I'm consistently getting 18-22 fps while recording vs average of 13-15 before. My only difference from the settings above was that my max prerendered frames had a maximum of 4 available so I turned it down to 3. I have an older system and GPU. Pleased as punch. Any improvement is welcome and my finished video looks way less choppy.

I'm running:
Windows 7 x64
6.0 GB RAM
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core 2200Mhz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 - 896.00MB RAM GDDR3 - Driver Version 301.42 (latest)

I might run a few tests with the prerendered frames set at 2 or 1 and see if there is a noticeable difference.

Edited by RupertPupkin74, 24 July 2012 - 12:20 AM.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

I did what you said. The .cfg file and the nVidia Control Panel configurations.
I got a more smooth gameplay... Exceeding 60 FPS at some places. Which was before impossible.
It wasn't a miracle, but it's being a nice headway :)

Now I can reach 30 FPS or a little bit more outside cities and 19~28 FPS inside it. I really think my PC can do better...

My specs:
•AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4Ghz
•4GB DDR3 1333 RAM
•nVidia GTS450

@EDIT
I noticed that is just need to be close a city to get the FPS down, and sometimes it's really annoying :(

Edited by CaioEPS, 23 July 2012 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

I used the settings above and increased my frame rate with bandicam capturing by 5-9 fps when playing DayZ in "Normal" graphics mode and capturing at 720p/100% quality. Now I'm consistently getting 18-22 fps while recording vs average of 13-15 before. My only difference from the settings above was that my max prerendered frames had a maximum of 4 available so I turned it down to 3. I have an older system and GPU. Pleased as punch. Any improvement is welcome and my finished video looks way less choppy.

I'm running:
Windows 7 x64
6.0 GB RAM
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core 2200Mhz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 - 896.00MB RAM GDDR3 - Driver Version 301.42 (latest)

I might run a few tests with the prerendered frames set at 2 or 1 and see if there is a noticeable difference.


I ran a test last night where I set my pre rendered frames to 1. In the DayZ video options menu I am playing on "High" quality but I turned my visibilty down to below 1300. It still has a decent draw distance, what I can see looks nice in high quality, and I'm getting a minimum of 18 fps in Cherno.

Thanks again for this awesome post!
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

Please can someone whelp me with his..I'm trying to improve my fs, and a lot of examples suggest setting the video memory to default.. however..

Under the in-game video options, I have no option next to video memory saying 'default', I can only chose from low, medium or high :/

is this the same for anyone else?

if so Is there a way around it?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

Sorry but this didn't work. Instead I used another metod that also helped me out.