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BF2 running problems

By DaTruth ยท 23 replies
Jun 27, 2005
  1. I have 512 sdram dual channel ram
    I have a ati radeon x800 se
    and i have like 350 gb hard drive

    Howcome i can't play bf2 on fullsettings i lag what do i need to buy or what do i need to get to run better more ram

    or a new vid card

    I can run some stuff on high

    And i wondered should i overclock my vid card
    and buy more ram

    anyways can someone help out ? :suspiciou
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Have you tried turning fastwrite either on, or off?

    It may, or maynot help.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter


    fast write ??? puke:
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look HERE it will explain it to you.

    You can enable/disable fastwrite in your bios.

    Regards Howard ;)
  5. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    should my computer be able to run it?

    thanks man
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    First go HERE and read my post. A message for all newcomers.

    In answer to your question I see no reason why not.

    As I said in my earlier post. It might help, then again it may not.

    What mobo do you have?

    Regards Howard :)
  7. andi_kam

    andi_kam TS Rookie

    Isnt it far more likely that it is his processor that is causing the problem? Additionally by setting certain parts of battlefield 2 on high it causes loads of slow down.

    Recommend one of the tweaking guides. A number of these are linked to from: << if im allowed.. >> www.totalbf2.com

    Not putting it on full resolution
    What processor are you on?
    Does the card run well on other games?
    Are you using latest catalyst version?
    What connection speeds do you have?

    ;) just a few things to look at
  8. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my processor

    is a 3.0 ghz intel pci express
  9. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Well should be able to take on a tough load. What res are you using? Any when does the lag occur? IF its online then it aint your PC its you Connection

  10. andi_kam

    andi_kam TS Rookie

    yep, definetly not the processor. What is the computer like in every day applications? Or other games? Is the problem specifically for battlefield 2.
  11. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well in counter strike source i run on full settings no lag
    but in the single player i lag a bit
    and it takes me long to load well not long it takes me a bit i unno if supposed to take that long
    pretty much any other game i have i can run on full settings world of warcraft
    all the other battlefields
    umm nfsu
    san andreas full settings
    ummm brothers in arms full
    call of duty uo full and call of duty.... guild wars full everything really
    Well i just purchased a new vid card a 6800 ultra and i bought some more ram about 512 dual channel so i will have 1.5 gigs
    but i did lag in uo and cs source before ... then i did a reformat hard drive then everything was running smooth that was like a 2 weeks ago except bf2
    :( i have like problems running on medium :S and dynamic lighting and and shadows are on low

    i am running at 1024x768 60hz

  12. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My internet connection is good i get like 3.5 mb speed

    I was going to get rogers extreme and get 5.0 mb speed but didn't feel like it

    my pings are good when i get into servers but i have a router
  13. Moralt3nacity

    Moralt3nacity TS Rookie

    Dunno if this is relative, but...

    About 3 days ago I got home from Boy Scout Camp... and everything was lagging like crazy. I had had a day at home the night before camp and had been playing SWAT 4 all night and it worked smooth as a greased duck, but then I came home from camp and all of a sudden I played Call of Duty and got an FPS of 12! I normally run at least 60 (I always played with VSync enabled) FPS, but now my maximum is 21 puke: . Any suggestions?
  14. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol wrong thread THIS ONE IS ABOUT ME

    anyways can anyone help me
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    DaTruth has a point - your post is completely off topic. This thread is about problems running BF2 - so please use the search tool to find a similar thread or post a new thread with a descriptive title. Once you've made your post I will delete this post but I'll leave it around in case you want to copy and paste.

  16. andi_kam

    andi_kam TS Rookie

    Hmmm dunno m8. Very weard the very sudden performance drop. Clearly its not computer specs, processor, or your graphic card settings, or even the programs running at the same time... as its fine on other games.

    Dunno, reinstall bf2?

    Tweak Guide - BF2
  17. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162


    I think that your problem is that your putting your resoultion a bit to high as i can see her 1024x768 try putting it to default. That could be your problem.

  18. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    How did it work out when you added in anoter GB of ram?
    (BTW: with 3 chips, you'll most likely not get it to run in Dual Channel)

    I've seen lots of report saying that 1GB isn't enough to get it to run with high settings, so it's no wonder that you were having problems with "only" 512mb...

    Personally I'm fine with 1GB, X800 pro and A64 3000+, so I don't really see why you should need to change the vid.card.
  19. DaTruth

    DaTruth TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am getting them in a week maybe by tuesday or monday cause
    its in the post i ordered off the internet
  20. RogueComGeek

    RogueComGeek TS Rookie

    to be able to raise battlefield2 settings to high with a good amount of fps. need a Nvidia (6600/6800/7800 series) video card. currently ATI does not support shader 3.0 only 2.0a (because it uses shader 3.0 at high settings otherwise its really slow because the processor has to run the shaders :-S)a gig of ram. and at least AMD64 3000+ :giddy:
  21. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Posts: 135

    I dont wanna squash your dreams or aspirations or anything but BF2 is a ***** to run my friend cant quite put it on full settings with athlon 64 3200+ and a x800pro. It is a very demanding game and since it was made with Nvidia it will most likely run better with one too.
  22. CombatxPat

    CombatxPat TS Rookie

    i downloaded bf 2 to my computer and evey time i click the icon the screen just goes black for 3 seconds.....??

    i have vista
    500gb hard drive
  23. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    CombatxPat, u need to give us more specs. on u're computer than that, and do u realize u dug up a 3 year old thread for this question and would have got better response with a new thread.
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    Please do not post in multiple threads. It makes it very messy. Stick to the other BF2 thread you have posted in.
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