Why Would BF Lag??

By Face of LA
Oct 11, 2006
  1. See Am wonderin why the hell BF Lags at sum points when i play it??
    these are my specs

    Intel Pentium D' Dual Core 3.40GHZ 4MB L2 Cache( Not Overclocked)
    Intel 945 Mobo
    2 GIGA Ram DDR2
    GFX/Vid Card : MSI Geforce 6600 512MB DDR2 Pci Express
    SATA Hard disk 250 GB
    Acer 17" AL1717 LCD
    450W PSU

    Why??? What cud be the reason???sum one plz tell me cuz this gettin on my nerves, i mean F.E.A.R Runs just perfect with MAX GFX Settings

  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hi Face Of LA,

    I know you have a lot of RAM, but BF2 is a VERY memory intensive game. Are you running too much background programs while running BF2?

    Also, a 6600 is probably bottlenecking that system. They used to be good midrangers, but they're starting to show their age.

    Regards :wave:
  3. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    ^ Hey Homie, how u been??
    I Also was wonderin if the GFX Card is the reason i dunno how did i make the choice and get this gfx card, the Core clock of it is 350MHZ, Cud that be the reason? i mean i can overclock it but i actually dunno how, i dont wanna mess anythin, so if anyone can help me with overclockin that wud be cool
    And about the Background programs i think no, but i can see in the "Processes Page" theres is like between 22-38 Processes workin, i can disable them but i think it will do sumthin to the system so i'd rather not mess with that to, but if sumone can tell me safe processes to disable that wud be great.

  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I've been fine thanks :D

    You can overclock the 6600 using Riva tuner, or PowerStrip. Just make sure you don't fry it :hotouch:
    But I bet you wouldn't see a dramatic performance difference. You would just void your warranty, and possibly fry your card. Not recommended.

    Regarding the processes, you may be running too many. Right now, I'm running these ones:


    But when I'm going to game, I just leave 15 or 14 processes.

    You can run msconfig (Start button, run, and type msconfig) check the Startup tab, and just leave the programs you want. Nothing will be harmed, don't worry. And your PC should boot faster.
    I normally have this selected only:


    And my PC boots pretty quick, and I can play BF2 without too many problems.

    Regards :wave:
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