Battlefield 3 using 100% of CPU & RAM


Sep 9, 2012
Hey guys sorry to bother you all but I am seriously stuck with an issue with BF3 and I know some of you are the best of the best so I would like to try get your advice on something.

I bought BF3 there last week and I haven't been able to play the game properly at all. I downloaded it normally through Origin, installed it onto my SSD, updated the game and tried to launch it through via the browser. When I try to launch the game it loads Origin and tells me its trying to join a server. What happens though is the game starts to use up 100% of my CPU and my RAM starts to slowly climb to 100% also. I have left it for a min-2 but then my whole system freezes and I have to do a hard reset.

I have repaired BF3 countless times, re-installed the game on both my HDD + SSD, updated all my drivers and done a complete re-install of Windows 7 (today) and nothing has worked.. I dont know what else to do?

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.


i5 3570k 3.4ghz
8gb g.skill RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2gb
ASRock z77 extreme 4 motherboard
120gb Ocz Agility 3 SSD
500gb Samsung HDD