This is a common problem that’s easy to fix. It doesn’t seem to be a performance issue, since it has even affected users with pretty good rigs. It’s apparently a problem with  Nvidia drivers, but there’s no patch for it yet.

The only fix that seems to work is to run Battlefield 3 on just one Core. When you have Battlefield 3 running, you can do this through your Task Manager. Here’s a simple guide:

1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click “Task Manager”
2) Go to the “Processes” tab (between “Applications” and “Services”)
3) Find “bf3.exe” on the list, right click it, and select “Set Affinity”
4) Uncheck all but one of the CPUs

Again, keep in mind you need to have Battlefield 3 running if it’s going to show up in the Task Manager.

This fixes the problem, but it also makes it so that Battlefield 3 is only running on one Core. It’s not ideal, but the impact on performance actually doesn’t seem that bad.

If anyone finds a better fix, please let us know in the comments.

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9 Responses

  1. Miika

    I’ve fixed my stuttering and audio lag by doing the following:

    Click the Start button (Windows Key + Q in Windows 8).
    Click Computer.
    Right-click the hard disk drive that you wish to check (this will commonly be C:\).
    Click Properties.
    Click the Tools tab.
    Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
    Under Check disk options, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box and Automatically fix file system errors box.
    Select Yes to schedule after restart.
    Restart your computer.

  2. Maho

    Hi Josh, i’m sure you’ll soon be aware that you don’t know me, and i don’t know you. My wife and I are hoping to come to Albania in the next year or so to work with Kurt and Stephanie at the Bible scoohl. I’m eating up your blog here. My name is Noah and my wife’s name is Melanie. We live in New Jersey and I’ve just finished a missions degree from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Just wanted to say hi.Blessings,Noah

  3. Dwip Kumar Paul

    In windows 10 go to “detail” tab instead of the “process” tab in task manager, rest is same. Don’t thank me. 🙂


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