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Battlefield2 computer running slower

By IBN
May 11, 2006
  1. Since i have installed battlefield 2 i have noticed my system running slower. I have done all the usual tweaks such as defragging disabling unimportant startups etc but i still feel like my pc has slowed down.

    AMD 2400+ Athlon XP
    1.5GB DDR RAM
    300GB IDE
    6600 AGP 8x
    MSI kt4v-l

    any suggestions appreciated. thanx

    ps
    usually the last thing to startup is zonealarm. but now just before it loads the system waits a while then zonealarm starts up, unlike loading up straight away.
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Check for viruses, they like to slow down computers. Also, if you play offline, disable zone alarm, as it may interfere with some apps.
    Check the task manager and close as many apps as you can. That works for me.
    If your machine doesn´t respond, i would back up everything and FORMAT IT. That really works when the machine is slow.
     
  3. Wotrop

    Wotrop TS Rookie Posts: 72

    lol easy way out yet works.

    what the problem bases on is the bf2 engine intself. The engine wants to take static things like models and put them on your hdd. I kno its supposed to go to ram but life aint fair. What happens is that stuff stays on your hdd and is loaded each time bf2 loads up. Now the newer patch is supposed to fix this problem. chex to see if you have the latest patch. if not try a format like he said.

    but i strongly recomend a new cpu because if you wana play good games you need to have the power to run them, yours can do it but sluggish. Belive me I know :) i had 1.
     
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