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BF2 Choppy on my good system...??

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July 17, 2005 12:09:02 AM

My sig is out of date. I'm runnin a 3200 winnie oced to 2.45ghz 1:1. I runn all on high at 1280x960, but its constantly loading and runs choppy as a consequence. I have 1gb of ram, but it seems that not even that is enough!!! Anyone else experience this? Framerates are fine, but since i have a 19" Hyundai L90D+ i'm stuck at 1280, i can go to 1024, but it doesn't look as clear. Any workarounds other than more ram? I know its the resolution that increases the ram useage, cuase it doesn't chop at all on 1024.

Asus A8V Deluxe(rev. 2.00) / A64 3200 (winchester) / 1024mb OCZ DDR500 (2.5-3-3-8) / BFG 6800GT@stock / Baracuda 120GB / Lian-Li PC-65 / Syncmaster 700NF / OCZ Power Stream 520

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July 17, 2005 1:37:59 AM

<A HREF="http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&t..." target="_new">Here's some insight to BF2 and memory usage</A>

I have the same graphics card, a slower CPU, 1.5GB memory and run the demo at that resolution with everything on high, and 2xAA. I also have a static page file on its own hard drive which could be helping. And it's only the demo. There are too many variables with multiplayer games to make an apples-to-apples comparison, so take what I just said with a grain of salt.

But anyway, I would try lowering the texture detail from high to medium.
July 17, 2005 4:25:30 AM

I have all the graphics maxed and 4xaa turned on. BF2 uses almost 900mb of ram in my machine. I think the only reason it is running smooth is due to my 2gb of ram.
About your only option will be to lower graphics settings if you dont want to buy more ram.

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July 18, 2005 12:33:50 AM

900mb or ram?!?!?! Jesus wept!!

Everyone was bitching about a memory leak until the new update came out.
If you've got the new update then there's clearly a melon in your shitter!!
If not it's probably a good idea you do. I'm only using 500avg. with 4xAA.
July 18, 2005 5:46:14 AM

I never got memory leak crashes until I put the new patch on. now they are very frequent, lol.
now i get both memory leak errors and complete crashes to desktop...

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July 18, 2005 9:00:32 AM

What’s your secret and what are your settings at? I’m at high and have seen Ram use from 800 to over a 1GB in use. This was with out any updates and also after installing the last update that is supposed to fix the memory leak.
July 18, 2005 10:56:37 AM

On high settings BF2 uses well over a gig of RAM; this is why I noted that 2GB is optimal. I know, I know, half of us are still using 512mb but the carrot is jumping forward on RAM faster than ever these days and with 64-bit systems offering as much of it as you can fit on a mobo don't expect it to stop any time soon.

If you think about it, considering the size of the maps and level of detail on high settings, a gig of RAM is about right for what it needs.

A.
July 18, 2005 4:28:42 PM

Yeah, I know. I bought a DVD player just to install the game, now I could use another gig of Ram.
July 19, 2005 10:45:03 PM

No, apparently it isn't. I have a pretty fast system. Its oc very well too. I have 2x512 OC PC4000 2.5-3-3-8 running at the full 250 fsb. But it still chops ALOT. Its unplayable in parts because it keeps loading all the time from the HD. Mine always reads around 900~1000mb of ram. I guess i'll need to add another 512. 1.5gb of ram should be plenty even if it leaked memory. I can't afford another gig right now. Plus if i ever need more, i could just take out the extra 512(2x256 since you can't run dual ch with 3 sticks) and plop in another 2x512's for 2 gig total.

Asus A8V Deluxe(rev. 2.00) / A64 3200 (winchester) / 1024mb OCZ DDR500 (2.5-3-3-8) / BFG 6800GT@stock / Baracuda 120GB / Lian-Li PC-65 / Syncmaster 700NF / OCZ Power Stream 520
July 20, 2005 11:27:59 AM

What about drivers and such?
July 20, 2005 5:05:20 PM

Drop your system down from OC'ing to regular.

I've seen plenty of times where people overclock and it runs stable, but when you get into intensive apps, it starts screwing up. Just because you can OC and run stable, doesn't mean it's going to run great.

I OC'd my video ti4200.. worked great. tweaked it up 3-4mhz and it ran horrible. The equipment is designed well enough today that OC'ing really isn't required, it's more of a hobby. But a small OC wouldn't hurt, but nearing the limits can cause problems in graphic intense games like BF2.

I have 1GB PC3200 oc'd 7%, 3000+ 64, 6600gt, and it's not choppy.. I get a little lag which you can easily attribute to the server's performance.
July 22, 2005 1:43:48 PM

Straight from a BF2 tweak guide:

Overclocking: Battlefield 2 is sensitive to overclocking. If you've overclocked any components on your system and are having problems such as crashes, reboots and graphical anomalies, the first thing to do is set everything back to default speeds and try running the game. If you don't experience the same problems at default speed, or they're reduced in severity, then your overclock is the primary culprit. Either permanently reduce your overclock and/or increase cooling to regain stability. Don't assume that because other games run with stability at a particular speed that BF2 will do the same.
July 30, 2005 4:08:27 PM

Quote:
Yeah, I know. I bought a DVD player just to install the game

Why didn't you just buy the CD version of the game? =|
July 31, 2005 11:51:00 AM

The bone head at the store said I didn’t need a DVD player and I just figure if it didn’t work I would get a player. I like the game so much I been playing it every day since I tried the demo and just couldn’t wait to get it home. Of course I had to go back out and get the player. I don’t care, it beats loading 4-5 CD’s any day. Every since I learned how to fly the helicopter I been playing the same board over and over and over. It ticks me off though when I get delays, which I think is due to lack of memory. I have one gig, but I’m not ready to spend another $220 for another gig at the moment.
July 31, 2005 2:31:18 PM

The game was pushed, the next patch has over 104 fixes and online play is one of the fixes. I do not get any choppy playing single player I get a bit during online play mostly on the recoil when shooting, but not all the time. My setting are medium.
xp 3200 processor OCed to 220
2-512 400 MHZ ram
asus 6800 gt oced to 475 Memory speed 1400 MHZ
No pagefile disabled
system tweaked to best performance.


when the team loses blame it on the noob's I was shot for a plane now my goal it to hunt them down
August 1, 2005 12:18:01 AM

The game really requires a beast for a videocard. A 9800 Pro sucks with this game for example. 1024x268 at medium settings is the absolute best you can do.

I run at 1024x768 at highest settings right now and I'm kinda tweaking it from there. I wish it ran in widescreen.

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August 1, 2005 3:16:59 PM

6600GT 128 agp is what I have.. runs good.. I originally was running 1024x768 but I bumped that up to 1280x1024 or maybe it was like 960 or something.

I didn't notice that much lag or anything.. but I do notice that other players really effect your game. I had all high settings, but when I dropped certain things down to Medium, I really didn't notice too much difference.. on certain ones. I run a mix of high and medium with very few problems.

It does get chopping in vehicles when other people are riding with me, or I'm riding with them. Helicopters are and pings/latency seems to vary so much on any server.
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