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Fletch28

Lt.Gen. Cole

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#1 15 years ago

Apparently I am the only one with these problems.

- Choppy Game... "When I turn around or try to aim my frames per second is so slow it wacks out my eyes and it is imposible to zero in on targets." in every server. used to be smooth.

-Maps Take about 5-7 Mins. to Load... "When I wait for a map to load my music cuts out in three spots on the loading bar and it takes 5-7 mins. to load."

And I've tried everything...pissing around with sound.video settings. ... Reinstalling in every different sequences. ... defragmenting before/and after installing sequences. ... disabling everything on "msconfig" ... i also updated my video drivers. I also asked EA for help but I usually get a "UHHHH (pick nose...scratch ass) its your computer" response.

My System-- Dell 2.4 GHz pentium 4 768 DDR ram Geforce4 MX 420 SoundMax Integrated Sound Audio 80 Gig HD If somebody can give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated.

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WDS

Cranky Old Man

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#2 15 years ago

I don't trust Dell, so I'll ask you if you ever reinstalled windows after you got that computer? Obviously it can't be your hardware, so it must be your software




Cpt_Nukem

Extremely confused..........

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#3 15 years ago

I almost have the same system as you only I have 256 RAM and a 110gig HD and a crappy SB0200 that I can't find the drivers for to save my life, but Dell doesnt send the Windows XP cd to you do they? ...I never got one; I have somewhat of the same problems as you, got the same processor and all; and they really started after the 1.4 patch now that I think about it!!

P.S. I did have to update my invidia driver right after I got this stupid thing

Hey I wanted to give you guys my system specs, and ask you...should I be even having issues with this game? Or am I right and DELL is just suckering ppl?

Computer Model Dimension 8250 BIOS Vendor Dell Computer Corporation BIOS Version A03 BIOS Date 02-24-03 Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz Clock Speed 2.4GHz Memory Slot 1 Description [RIMM1]: 128Mb Memory Slot 2 Description [RIMM2]: 128Mb Available Memory 33.27 % Page File Size 1742.4Mb Available Page File 87.16 % Virtual Memory 1997.4Mb Available Virtual Memory 80.28 %

Hardware Type Description DVD/CD-ROM Drives SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148C SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-248F Disk Drives WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 111.7Gb Display Adapters NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 64Mb IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel Keyboards Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard Mice and Other Pointing Devices PS/2 Compatible Mouse Monitors Dell E772c - Dell Computer Corp. Sound Devices Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) USB Controllers VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Companion Controller VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Companion Controller VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Companion Controller VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Companion Controller VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller




Cpt_Nukem

Extremely confused..........

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#4 15 years ago

Hey Fletch, want some more agravation from the dummies over at DELL? go here to find out why its better to just drop the cash for a new sound card what I will be doing as soon as I have the funds

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_audio&message.id=37879




apocalypse_kid

I would die without GF

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#5 15 years ago

Hi guys,

Just some info about your windows files and DELL Craputers. With DELL computers the Windows installation files are placed on a hidden partition on your Hard Drive. You should have received a floppy disk with your PC that says something like "re-install floppy". What this does when you run it is, 1) format c: (reboot) 2) unhides the hidden patrtition (reboot) 2) copy files from hidden partition to main partition (reboot) 3) rehide hidden partion (reboot - sigh, again!?!) 4) run Windows setup on main drive and install windows (reboot) 5) install DELL specific hardware drivers, (reboot - yes again!) 6) delete install files from hard drive, tells you to remove floppy and, you guessed it - reboot. This takes about 2-3 hours so have plenty of time available when you do re-install. Oh yes, and there's no way to save your personal files so say goodbye to all your battlefield stuff unless you remembered to burn it to a CD first.

Now the problem here of course is, do you remember what you did with all those useless floppies that you got with your computer? Or maybe you can lay your hands on, but it don't work cause floppies have the lifetime of a noob in BF (very unpredictable), or little baby Susie has been using it for a teething ring, or little brother pulled pulled it apart to see what was inside.

When you buy a computer in the future ask the salesman if you get a genuine Windows CD with it - if you don't tell him to stick it :lol:

Now to your problems - first Cpt_Nukem, 256 Mb is only just enough mem to run standard BF, also the GF4 MX420 is the lowest level vid card you should even think about using with BF and they may have tweaked a few things with the 1.4 that makes it harder for low end vid cards. Also consider that the more models present in a particular level the more stress on your vid card and memory (even if you can't see them they are still loaded), so mods like DC are gonna slow down somewhat.

Try this - make sure anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is turned off in your vidcard settings. Go into the in game vid settings and turn of shadows (yes I know it doesn't look as good - but the shadows are one of the single biggest suckers of FPS in the in-game settings)

See how that goes. Also consider running in 800X600 if you are running at higher resolutions with a GF4 MX. Also check and make sure your vid cards are seperate and not integrated onto the motherboard. If they are and you have a free AGP slot consider adding a seperate vid card.

Hope this helps

:cya: :cya: :cya:

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isas

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#6 15 years ago
Cpt_Nukem

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#7 15 years ago

Hey thanks Apoc, ummm thats really helpfull and all, I do thank you, but there is a problem...... 1. My momma bought me this computer so I can't really throw to much of a fit as it was free 2. Here is the kicker.........NO 3.5 floppy drive!! "It's being fazed out" they told mom, unfortunatley even Microsoft support will tell you the same thing! 3. All my cards are seperate, so I will probably do the settings thing with my video card... Ohh and one last note, I really have no other issues with my computer except for the performance of this game....perhaps EA and DICE could pull their money hungry heads out of their asses long enough to make a game that you don't need a monster of a machine to run?!?!?!?!

Ohh umm video and sound settings have been at the lowest with shadows and crap off, I still get a pretty decent gameing experience, especially in EoD.

On another note, why can't I see anyones custom avatars?????




Fletch28

Lt.Gen. Cole

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#8 15 years ago

Hello..thanks for the feeback guys. Yes come to think of it as soon as I started downloading maps and then got the new 1.4 patch and the .38d patch the choppiness has gotten worse..also the loading. But loading was faster(under 1 min.), and the choppiness was next to nill when I had the BF1942, and the RTR(1.25) installed. "Sigh" I may have to pull out some cash and get a new sound card or vid. card. Or maybe in the future get a new computer.:) (not DELL) --I've also heard some bad things about games & Dell ...too bad---

...but as soon as i installed my 512 chip in my lagginess has greatly decreased to nill..but its that damn choppiness.

Dell did however give me all necessary software to reinstall everything.."maybe a guy should try that first".

I really do appreciate the help and adice you guys have given me. Maybe I can be some help to ppl too. Thanks again.

Cmdr. Cole "Out!"




apocalypse_kid

I would die without GF

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#9 15 years ago

Hi Cpt_Nukem,

Big bummer. Yeah I can understand the lack of 1.44" FDD, some of our own PC'a are sent off like that. I have many customers who have had computers for years, but ask them to put a file on a floppy and they don't know how :lol:

It's not that important these days to have a floppy with WinXP - bootable CD's, USB Flash disks etc. Just if DELL is going to do things that way the heck didn't they give you a WindowsXP disk?

have fun

:cya: :cya: :cya:

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toucher131

I don't spend enough time here

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#10 15 years ago

Ok I have the same problem, laggy bf after installing dc.38 and 1.4. MY system is pretty strong though. P42.66, radeon 9700pro,512 ram,audigy2. Whats the deal? IM so frustrated. Ill aim my gun and it will jump as soon as i stop aiming and im ready to fire. BF use to run crystal clear on any server. My cable modem still holds 90k transfer rates. You cant tell me I already need to upgrade my system right?




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