As I mentioned in a different thread I have been having this odd issue of the framerates dropping through the floor in large urban areas in Arma 2, mainly in the larger cities on Chernarus. The issue happens mostly when right clicking iron sights and zooming in on built up areas. Zooming in and out a couple times will bring the FPS back up to normal. I have tried every trick in the book, different settings within Arma 2, ATOc turned off, etc, but the issue still persists and is quite annoying and really takes away from the game.
My FPS on average will be anywhere from 70-130fps in these cities which is quite excellent, however, as soon as I go to my iron sights and right click zoom in, the framerates drop through the floor to 25-30. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this? I read elsewhere that this game can only address 2GB of memory at a time? Is this serious? In this day and age? Some people had even resorted to using RAM drives of all things to make up for the games massive short comings in the memory dept. This isn't something an end user should have to resort to just for gaming.
Is this issue being caused by the loading of textures and other objects? Keep in mind, I am starting out in the middle of a large city, not traversing across the map between them. I would expect the game could at least have enough code to support starting out in one of these small cities.
Any help and input would be greatly appreciated.
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To add, I just ran the E08 Benchmark in the game and got 122FPS average score with no jerkiness or stutters etc, smooth as silk.
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Ok, well I feel like a bit of a complete idiot! I did some more testing and I forgot to try selecting "Video Memory" to "Default". For some odd reason changing this from "Normal", "High" or "Very High", has fixed the problem completely.... Yay!
If anyone out there is experiencing the same issue just select "Default" in the "Video Memory" drop down menu under your video advanced settings.