Hi im new,this is really about my system vs. battlefield 2

By Gamer 501st ยท 6 replies
Aug 15, 2007
  1. Hi! ok,so im new and this is my first post so im not sure if its gonna be moved or something but heres the problem,whenever i try to start battlefield 2 the screen goes black for like 2 seconds and then goes back to my desktop.Heres my systems information:
    motherboard asrok
    Prosessor AMD auron 2400+ 800mhz
    512 RAM
    ATI RADEON 7000 family (only 64mb)
    hard disc 74.5 gb
    RAM sticks(or combs i dont now what they are)256mt(im not sure)

    i think its because of my graphics card?
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Do you mean 'Duron'?
    yep, need at least this to run BF2
    eh? Oh, that will be the clock speed of the Duron. Not so fast mate tbh.
    Which actual card; 7100, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900 ???
    Yeah, most likely, so you need to check you have the latest drivers and check your DX version (start > Run > dxdiag), needs to be v9.0c.

    Hope it helps. :)
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I'm going to assume that you have not had this game running before and need to simply update your video driver. Is the video card built into the motherboard? If it isn't then go to HERE and download the driver. If it is then go to your computer manufacture's website and download their newest video driver for your computer. Sometimes even if the video card is built into the motherboard you can still use the driver from ATI (chipset manufacturer) rather than the manufacture's video driver. The manufacture doesn't usually put much effort into updating video drivers for built-in video cards so the driver from ATI will be preferred.

    Now go into the Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs and uninstall your video card driver. Reboot! As your computer boots and finds new hardware click the little boxes to cancel the old driver install. Double click the driver installer and follow the prompts. Reboot!
  4. Gamer 501st

    Gamer 501st TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cinders i really appreciate your advice but im kinda bad with computers so could you tell me step by step? if its not to much to ask
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    1. you have a old and low-end processor
    2. you only have 512 mb ram (not enough for this high end game to be worth playing)
    3. your graphics card is extremely old and very slow

    essentially you're trying to play a very recent high end demanding game on an low-end ancient system.
  6. Gamer 501st

    Gamer 501st TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nicely said -.-
  7. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    I second what Tedster said, your trying to run a pretty new game on a old system. Ive got a pretty good system and can only run the game on medium. If I where you I would just get another computer, if you have the funds. :D
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