Ok i have a pretty awesome machine, 1 Gig PC3200 DDR Twinx Corsair, 64bit Athlon 3500+, Nvidia GeFroce 7800 GTX, Creative Audigy 2, But my game at top whack graphics jerks and jumps when shooting, flying, turning suddenly and at any time it can as long as it means i get shot :mad: the game sys requierments are well taken care of by my PC and my drivers are the most modern i can find so why am i getting such slow down, on big 64 player maps online maybe i would just about accept it but this even happens on a two player local game. My brothers machine is a top of the range dual core goliath with 2gig ram and a 512 meg video card, this of course runs the game perfectly (after installing the dual core optomizing patch) the only jerking it registers is ping related, so what's going on here do the guys at EA expect everyone out there to be spending thousands of pounds on their PC's in order to play smoothly? or is there something off with my system? is there anyone with roughly the same specs or lower running the game smoothly at full settings?
I have a rig like your bro's (in sig), and it runs like butter for me on max settings. On my old pc, I could make it run pretty good on low/med settings. That pc had 1gb of pc2700, a 128mb 6600gt and a 2.53ghz Pentium 4.
Have you tried lowering your graphics settings a bit? Your pc is very nice, but this is one of the few games that really needs a beast of a machine to run it on max detail. Oblivion is the only other game out there that I can think of that needs more "pc power" than BF2. You're far from the only one who was shocked when their high end pc couldn't quite run BF2 at full detail.
Another thing it could be is your ram. This game loves ram and really benefits from 2gb. That typically affects loading times the most, but I've read posts where people said the game performed better simply by adding a second gig of ram to their system.
Other possibilities I can think of are the obvious ones. Defrag harddrive(s), update your video driver, etc...
Barrett.50Ok i have a pretty awesome machine, 1 Gig PC3200 DDR Twinx Corsair, 64bit Athlon 3500+, Nvidia GeFroce 7800 GTX, Creative Audigy 2
Well I have seen it running with everything at max with a 7600GS. What screen res do you use, what sound settings are you using, if you have hardware sound enabled then disable it.
i had 1 gig of ram then i got another and it really really helps in performance what kind of internet do you have and are you playing on UK servers or American servers?? from what it sounds i think ur from over seas so i would make sure ur on a uK server
I run everything on max except Dynamic lighting( i have it on medium) and mine runs fine. My specs are below, and yeah some extra ram helps.
Ok... here is something to chew on. The minimal machine i run this game on is as follows: P4 2.26 533fsb 1 gig pc3200 cl2 9600 xt 256 It runs smooth. Some jerking that we all know comes from the 1 gig of ram instead of 2. It isn't the game, it is your rig. When they put out the "minimum requirements" for games, that is just what it is MINIMUM. It will run, it may not run well but it will start>play>(probably lock up once or twice) and exit the game. They do this so they don't miss the " lower end " markets. ALL GAME DEVELOPERS DO THIS ( just so people don't start the Dice/EA bashing).
Well, you don't need that amazing of a machine to run BF2. I have p4 3.0 ghz HT 1gig DDR 400 and an ATI Raedon x300/x550 256mb (overclocked with PS :P) and I can run it on full graphics no problem (slight lag at the beginning of a game, which is understandable for any machine). I noted that you were playing on a 64 player map, which could slow down your internet connection (due to allot of players), which could result in high ping (= lag).
P.S. I know of allot more games that I can't run full graphics than just ES:IV-O. CoD2, GRAW, AoE3, FS:X demo etc.
Well by the sounds of it i need 2gig'o'ram thats annoying but good at least it's not the most expensive part i could have needed. as for what i'm running it on res is 1280 by 960 and every setting is on high except for anti aliasing (off) and dynamic shadows (low) the game runs great mostly it's just every now and then there will be a jerk (certainly different to ping lag) and a sort of chuggeling sound from the machine (sounds like the HD reading) then it'll go back to smooth, fingers crossed more ram will sort it out. UGSace i'm not sure what country most of my servers are from mostly germany but i'm from the uk (no matter how badly i compose posts :lol: ) so it should be ok but as i said it's not ping lag anyway thanks dudes i'll try the sound hardware thing as well
I remember last year in highschool we would play UT demo on the crappy school computers, and every once in a while the mouse would flick to the left (especially right when we saw somebody, which became really annoying), and sometimes it would lag out of nowhere, but I'm not sure if it was a similar problem (we could have just killed the mouse to put it out of it's twitching misory but "sigh"...) . I still doubt that it is RAM issuses, because my friends and I only have a gig and we can play it fine. Try turning down the settings, and if it still does it then it shouldn't be the RAM.