Battlefield 3 On E5300 / GT240

Update on the Battlefield 3 Minimum system requirements test:

  • Windows 8 64-Bit Developer Preview
  • Nvidia Driver 285.16 Win8 Default (not the recomended)
  • Intel E5300 Dual Core 2.6GHZ
  • Intel G41 Motherboard
  • EVGA GT240 512MB GDDR5 / 550MHZ-Core / 1340MHZ-Shader / 1700MHZ-Mem
  • Corsair 2GB XMS3 DDR2/800
  • WD Cavier Green 160GB

Here’s what I came up with:

  • 30FPS Solid
  • 1024×768 60HZ resolution
  • Settings all on Low / AA=2x

To save alot of frustration I reccomend doing the following step:

  1. Start Origin in [ OFFLINE ] mode
  2. Start a Campaign, or Continue an existing
  3. Once the game starts hit [esc] >> Settings >> Video
  4. Change the resolution and apply resolution, then change to low settings
  5. Click the back button and settings should save

This should now allow you to change settings without studdering issues.
In my opinion the default settings should already be at Low / 800×600
So you can slowly raise the settings in small steps..

I did’nt have alot of time to try higher settings,
But the system would freeze while to trying to get them tuned down to low.
I recomend opening Origin in [ OFFLINE ] mode.
It makes it easier to adjust settings in a Sinlge Player game.

So far the game is very playable, and enjoyable on this system,
Runs smooth, just not the best graphics.

Later I will use this same system to test an 8600GT 512,
Other systems to test in the futere as well, 780i Q6600, 8800GTS 512, Core i7 X58, GTX285, etc.
I will also test some of the newer drivers NV 285.62 WHQL,
and maybe some BETA drivers as well..