If you are experience Low FPS, DirectX problem and Bad Textures in game. Here are the some graphic tweak guide that you can do with game setting, to get the better graphic, some game issues and good FPS in game.

 System Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 or AMD Phenom II X4 810
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 55 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Equivalent
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit

Configuration Files location:

There are Multiple Files configuration associated with the PC version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Which are accessible through: C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ SteamApps \ common \ Call of Duty Advanced Warfare \ Players2 \ The name of the Files are config.cfg and keys.cfg.

The keys.cfg contains keyboard bindings associated with Different Actions. Both of these can be accessed through notepad.

COD-AW-config-fileMake sure to create backup copies of the original files, before doing anything or doing any changes.

Video Ram:

Config file is located: Dir\Call of Duty Advanced Warfare\players2\config.cfg

Open the file with Notepad and find:

seta r_videoMemoryScale “0.85”

Change it to:

seta r_videoMemoryScale “1”

This will unlock Vram to Max.

COD-AW-tweak-02Windowed, Fullscreen and Borderless

Now find this:

seta r_displayMode “fullscreen”

Change to:

seta r_displayMode “”

Dont Know yet, maybe:

Windowed – Fullscreen – Borderless

Note: If anyone try this, post it in the comments section below, Thanks.

COD-AW-tweak-03Black Screen Issue:

The Back Screen of Death in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is occurring as a result of resolution error, the simplest solution is to use optimal resolution for playing this game. This should stop the Black Screen Issue.

OR Try This Method:

Find this in the config file:

seta r_displayRefresh “240 hz”

And change it to:

seta r_displayRefresh “60 hz”

Note: Match to your monitors “Hz”

COD-AW-tweak-04Bad Ping Issues In Multiplayer:

Note: This makes it harder to find a server cause of the faulty matchmaking system, less servers with low ping, not recommended yet, in that case you can set it back to 800.

Change your max ping from 800 to at least 200 to avoid those bad connections with high ping, this will guide matchmaking better for you. First locate the MP config file in the game dir.

\Call of Duty Advanced Warfare\players2\config_mp.cfg

And now find this:

seta cl_maxPing “800”

And change it to:

seta cl_maxPing “200”

COD-AW-tweak-05Cache Settings:

WARNING – Turn off both the cache settings (Cache sun shadow and cache spot shadow) – If not the textures will be on low and the game will have 15 fps.

The game would have perfectly fine textures and good FPS, without them.

Out of Memory Errors, Memory leaks:

COD-AW-tweak-06Set your page file on your C drive to SYSTEM MANAGED. You may need to disable, reboot, then set it correctly, then reboot again.

“Extra/Ultra” level textures may cause severe memory leaks and crashes. Change textures to “High” to fix.

For ASRock Motherboard Owners

H: is ASR xFastRam