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Radicalmonkeyhead

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#1 12 years ago

Right now i am going to give you my system specs and bf2 specs System Specs: Computer: 33.5Gb Hard Drive9(4.95GB free space) 1024MB RAM Intel P4 2.80GHz RADEON x1300 512mb DDR2 Internet: 2Mb BT broadband Bf2 Specs: Connection Settings: Cable 256Kpbs or better Video: Display mode:800x600@Hz Terrain:Medium Effects:Medium Geomentries:Medium Texture:Medium Lightning:Low Dynamic Shadows:Low Dynamic Light:Off Anti-Aliasing:Off Texture Filtering:Medium View Distance Scale:100% Audio: Sound Quality:Medium Game Volumme: Effects:100% Music:39% Vioce Over:100% Audio Render:Software right there we and recently i ahve done a disk clean up and disk fragmentation and still i get lag i mean can somebody please tell me here what is going wrong what? :mad: :mad:




Ultimate-Omen

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#2 12 years ago

how old is that hard drive? also, the less space you have remaining on the hard drive, the more sluggish it seems. take that and an outdated hard drive and you get a slug.




Bs|Archaon

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#3 12 years ago

Have you tried putting the settings on low? It could be the drive but I've noticed that any drive related showdown disappears after a few seconds as (I think) everything is stored in RAM once the map and weapons are loaded.




Ultimate-Omen

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#4 12 years ago
Bs|ArchaonHave you tried putting the settings on low? It could be the drive but I've noticed that any drive related showdown disappears after a few seconds as (I think) everything is stored in RAM once the map and weapons are loaded.

not exactly, it could be that his drive's bearings are beginning to show their age, in which case it would be like my previous harddrive. my old hard drive would make these odd clicking noises (not like the regular hard drive write/read buzzes) and i would get worried, 'till finally it just stopped dead. but back to your problem:D , this is most likely hardware related.




DnC

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#5 12 years ago
RadicalmonkeyheadRADEON x1300 512mb DDR2

Is that AGP or PCI?




SteVen

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#6 12 years ago
RadicalmonkeyheadRADEON x1300 512mb DDR2

That is your BIGGEST draw back, the card isnt very good....I would suggest an upgrade.




Bs|Archaon

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#7 12 years ago

An X1300 will be fine for running BF2. I can play it on low settings fine with a 6200 Go which is the mobile (ie slow) version of nVidia's competitor for the X300, which is a generation older than the X1300. So a newer card such as the X1300 should be (and is) better.

But I don't know whether a X1300 can handle it on medium settings. Low is usually the best setting for budget cards unless it's an old game with low requirements. BF2 is neither of those. From previous posts I believe it's AGP, but that won't make a difference.




deathwarder

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#8 12 years ago
Ultimate-Omenhow old is that hard drive? also, the less space you have remaining on the hard drive, the more sluggish it seems. take that and an outdated hard drive and you get a slug.

the reason is because the outer part of the disk has a higher circumference, making the outside of the disk spin faster, lowering the seek time




The Contender

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#9 12 years ago

i run AGP as well and the bus is not necesarily the problem, the problem unfortunatedly is your x1300, while that card has good processor and memory speed, very nice for eficient game engines like Source (HL2,CS:S),it has only 4 pixel pipelines which really bogs down on bandwidth hungry games like BF2 , you already have your settings as low as i would consider to play BF2 without having a low res block vision experience. you could turn down your view to 80% but this may hurt your gaming, specially if you snipe or fly planes. you may consider playing something else, not likely given how popular BF2 is, or get another video card. i just upgraded from an agp BFG nvidia 6600gt with 8 pipelines to an agp ati HIS x1600pro 256 with 12 pipelines, the difference is astounding , specially since the ati was half the price with one year difference. BF2 runs with 1280X720 on high with AA and AF on default high, DL on medium which is default high settings at about 45 fps, very acceptable with all that eye candy, turn down the AA ,AF and DL at the same level , and FPS while gaming goes to 65fps+. CS:S stress test with same resolution on high with AA on 4x and AF on 3x, default high setings is 49.5fps. turn down AA to 2x and AF to trilinear and fps jumps to 75fps, turn AA completely off and fps jumps to 96! my rig is very modest: HIS ATI x1600pro AGP 256mb ddr2 iceq(i also tried a genuine ati 512 model, i did not notice the difference except the ati was $250) AMD 64 3700+ not oc and not xp 1gig kingston ram 3200 maxtor 7800 rpm 300gig ata 133(not sata)HD win xp pro gygabyte GA-K8NSC-939 with NV3 chipset




Bs|Archaon

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#10 12 years ago

I find the best settings for any game is the native resolution of your monitor (or the one you're most comfortable with, on a CRT) with view distance at 100% (not that many games have that option). Those two are the most important for the gaming. Then you can start to turn on whatever graphics settings it can handle to give you nice eye candy. In the case of something like a X1300, it should do the former no problem. But the graphics options need to be on low instead of medium, basically.