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hXcsoldier

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#1 11 years ago

Specs: 1,024 GB of RAM 512 MB Graphics Card - ATI Radeon X1300 2.8 GHz Intel P4 Processor

Problem: I get decent amounts of lag while i'm playing multiplayer...And i've double checked my internet connection...I can see how some of it could be the internet connection because I get less lag while playing single player but ... I had to turn down my settings to Low to be able to play decently.

My specs are a lot greater than the minimum requirements and I run other demanding games perfectly fine .. (Call of Duty 2, Black and White 2) ...

I believe it may be because that my Graphics card is not on the supported chipset list...

If so: Is there anyway I can improve performance without spending anymore money ... The 512 MB Graphics card I bought cost me $200 dollars and I don't really want to spend anymore just to play this game...

But, if there is anyway to improve performance i'd appreciate it if anyone would let me in on that little secret ...

Thanks




noob killa

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#2 11 years ago

it's probably because your gfx card isn't supported, i have a little more ram but a crappier card and the same CPU and i can run on medium with bits of lag here and there. so i'd say it's all your gfx card's fault.




BillGates

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#3 11 years ago

What Noob Killa said, Most games are made and desgined around the supported cards. So it's kind of a " Even though were cheaper, were supported so that makes us better!" And the " Even though we own the supported cards, We still suck" type thing. And on top of that having a ATI lowers the chance and performance even more since EA favor's Nvidia, (Thanks to FP)




pvt foley

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#4 11 years ago

Hmm, Yeah it could be any of the hardware you said, As the other said about your card, but 1G of ram isn't really a lot if you're going online to play. You could disable your anti virus software/firewalls and all the un-nessacary RAM hogs, i done this once and it GREATLY improved performance, if you are afraid of getting viruses and such, go on an EA server, although it might not be totally safe it is better.

But, I don't think your Intel P4 is much better, i know that AMD is a lot better for gaming, but if you're not using the PC for just games i see why...




BillGates

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#5 11 years ago

Autcally the high end Intel CPU are better in almost all ways of the latest AMD's. The Intel Extreme 2 competly dominate's AMD's best. But it's price tag of 1000$ is a bit pricy. In other words, You could force BF2 to ultra low,But thats dangerous and can casue tearing and shader damage. And also the fact that 1.3 sucks, Try waiting for 1.4 and see if thats any better. Try the beta 1.4, its a HUGE performance boost. And while running a 1.3 VS 1.4 beta version at the same time, 1.4 auctally uses less K! Amazing! Anyway, Im not sure what to tell you. If you up your RAM it might help, Or if you get a supported Video Card it might help. If ya get both then lets just say....GG.




hXcsoldier

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#6 11 years ago

I just bought this computer in July...And the video card as well, it cost me $200 dollars and it runs great with other games ... I tried some tweaks out from another thread and they improved performance..Now I think its just network lag...

For christmas i'm going to get some kind of dual core processor ...

And a gig of extra ram ..