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July 19, 2010 2:00:48 PM

Hello,
My computer mets all the minimum system requirements for Bad Company 2, but not the recomended. If I lower all settings to minimum, can I play this game relativly lag-free online in multiplayer with 1 Mbps internet speed?
I don't expect a perfect gameplay I just want it to be "playeble".
I like this game but I wouldn't like to buy it just for the singleplayer.
Sorry for my bad english,I am from Belgrade.
July 19, 2010 2:22:24 PM

What are your specs?
July 19, 2010 3:23:29 PM

My specs are:

some Dual core CPU (I don't know exactly but it should be over 3GHz)
2 GB RAM
256 MB Graphics card ATI Radeon something..
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) I could change this if needed (:

Right now I'm not using that computer (so I can't tell you exactly what I have,but I think this is enought info) because it is not ready yet but it should be complete in 2 day's.
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July 19, 2010 10:55:30 PM

hmm maybe. dual core will be fine, but your graphics card better be fairly awesome. I using a 512 9800gtx and it runs decent.

try battlefield 2...in all ways excepting for graphics...its better.
July 20, 2010 2:18:09 AM

oh didnt realize you were talking about internet speeds....since you gave your system specs.

I also play with a slightly slower than 1mbps connection and it works great. There will always be a server nearby unless you live in Antarctica.

see you on the battlefield.
July 20, 2010 2:19:10 AM

zipzoomfly how u runnin that 5850 on a 500w power supply?
July 20, 2010 3:07:22 PM

kyle382 said:
hmm maybe. dual core will be fine, but your graphics card better be fairly awesome. I using a 512 9800gtx and it runs decent.

try battlefield 2...in all ways excepting for graphics...its better.

I have Battlefield 2 too (:
I just thought I could make up for my graphic card by lowering all the visual settings to minimum (cause I don't think it's that important as long I get to kick some ass(with some practise) :) . Thanks to your replys, now I know that my internet speed will not be the problem,but will lowering the visuals do the trick?
July 20, 2010 3:20:15 PM

you haven't told us your exact system specs.

What model is the graphics card exactly?

Bfbc2 is a fairly demanding game. You could most likely lower all the settings and play fine, but at that point battlefield 2 would just be a much better game especially since ur PC can handle it at 1650*900 or whatever.

seriously I know you want to try it out because its somewhat different, but its really not. Its a bit quicker of a game (like COD4, but not quite that small maps) and uses basically the same weaponry and vehicles. Vehicles are much more fun in bf2.

squading up and teamwork is made easy in both games, but actual team-play does not occur in bfbc2. Thats where battlefield 2 really separates itself into awesome. Its more like a combat simulator where bfbc2 is an ADD kid's eye candy.
July 21, 2010 9:32:37 PM

I have an: integrated ATI Radeon™2100 graphics processor with max. 256MB of shared memory, supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz.
Soo...?
July 22, 2010 5:20:36 AM

ur using an mobo integrated gpu?

Play BF2.
July 22, 2010 8:35:27 AM

Ok,thanks anyway. Just one more question: why are integrated graphics cards so bad?
July 23, 2010 5:22:21 PM

probably because of the space limitations involved in fitting significant graphics hardware into your motherboard.

Modern high end graphics cards are the size of shoeboxes and take up 1-3 of your PCI-e slots.
August 31, 2010 10:51:10 PM

BC2 is more processor dependent than gpu dependent. Granted, you still need a fairly decent graphics card. If you're only runnin dual cores, you should at least have a really good overclocked cpu
September 1, 2010 2:04:47 PM

fistymcbeefpunch said:
BC2 is more processor dependent than gpu dependent. Granted, you still need a fairly decent graphics card. If you're only runnin dual cores, you should at least have a really good overclocked cpu


I agree.

I am playing this game on an E6850 clocked to 3.7 ghz but the cpu still is my limitation. I am considering a quad core, because the game chokes when there is a lot going on. Dual Core by my opinion is not good enough if you demand some fps. Mine is at 50-70 in good times, then it chokes to 35-40 with serious lagging. Playable, but not nice, or eyecandy... I have a ATI 4870 which should do the game no prob, but the GPU utilization becomes down to 40 percent when the CPU chokes. So if I turn down settings it still laggs, so it is not the graphics card.

My recommendation: Core 2 Quad or better.
September 1, 2010 4:36:37 PM

yep, thread was solved several weeks back. Thanks for your input guys. Much more easily summed up on the box where it sez system requirements, but yeah...thanks.
September 2, 2010 5:05:56 PM

I upgraded from a 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo to a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Quad and noticed double in framerate when my settings are low. I can run my settings on all medium now better than I could run them on low-medium settings. Also having a better internet connection helps. I just went from a 1.5Mbps down/~250k up to a 32Mbps down/4MB up connection this past weekend. I noticed I get about 5-10 more frames per second on average now with better internet as well.
September 2, 2010 6:19:30 PM

kyle382 said:
zipzoomfly how u runnin that 5850 on a 500w power supply?


At "idle" the total system power consumption is around 140/150w and "load" at around 315/325w so with a decent 500w you have more than enough power ;) 
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