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March 3, 2007 10:35:43 PM

I got a 7950GT OC bfg I was wondering what I should be able to run it at my system is:

Windows Vista
Pentium 4 HT 3.0Ghz
1Gb Ram
256mb 7950GT OC BFG
19' HP LCD

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March 3, 2007 11:04:51 PM

with wiondows XP you should get max grafics but with vista i wouldnt know i havent got a copy and only used the betas and thay sucked
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March 3, 2007 11:08:05 PM

You will need more RAM for it to run smoothly.
March 3, 2007 11:21:25 PM

My stepdad has a 8800 GTS 320mb and Intel D processor 2GB of ram with XP and he can run it max but gets very low frame rates 10-25
March 3, 2007 11:30:49 PM

As you can see from my signature it's what I have and I play BF2142 pretty much all day long, and I've never had low frame rates.
March 3, 2007 11:35:02 PM

Yep ram is really important in battefield. 2 gig will make it run nice and smooth, Chip speed is largely irrelevant with bf 2142, you can only really get away with a gig of ram if you have a 512mb video card so you'll be needing more ram for fluid gameplay otherwise it may lag on titan assault. Mine can run it pretty well at 1024x768 on high, annoying tho it isn't optomised properly for dual cores as I turned the affinity onto just one and it ran exactly the same.
March 3, 2007 11:35:43 PM

What could be causing the delay then cause he has

Stepdad Has
Intel D processor dual core 2.8ghz
2gb of ram
8800gts 320
500w power supply
windows xp media center

He can barely run it at high

I have
Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz
1gb of ram
256mb 7950GT OC BFG
Windows Vista
400w Power Supply

I can barely even play it at Medium Graphics
March 3, 2007 11:37:47 PM

Are you sure it's low FPS because of your system or is it just a poor server connection?
March 3, 2007 11:40:25 PM

I've never run it on either vista or media center so it could just be wank on those OS. See what it's like in xp if you can.
March 3, 2007 11:40:27 PM

Well im not an expert, but if ping is what your talking about we run usually at 30-70 ping
March 3, 2007 11:45:31 PM

notta clue, but either way your P4 should be fine, could do with another GB of Ram but you should do okay. Try that SRL link from aduckie I use it all the time and just try to stay at or above the recommended stuff.
March 3, 2007 11:52:13 PM

Alright thanks everyone my results were pretty low :p  I'll go probably run it on my dads computer and see how he stacks up.


CPU
Minimum: Pentium 4/Athlon XP or better

You Have: 2 processors running - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz PASS

CPU Speed
Minimum: 1.7 GHz

You Have: 2.99 GHz Performance Rated at 4.49 GHz PASS

System RAM
Minimum: 512 MB

You Have: 1022.7 MB PASS

Operating System
Minimum: Windows XP with latest service pack installed

You Have: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition (Build 6000) PASS

Video Card
Minimum: 128Mb DirectX compliant video card with Pixel shader 2.0 and above (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800+ [GF 6600 not supported] / ATI Radeon 9500+)

You Have: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT (GeForce 7950 GT) PASS
Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video

RAM: Required - 128 MB , You have - 256.0 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 3.0
Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 3.0


Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
Your driver version number is: 7.15.11.65 FYI: Make sure you have the latest driver for your video card. Click 'Free Driver Update' and we'll direct you to your video card manufacturer.

DirectX VersionMinimum: DirectX 9.0c February 2006 edition (included)

You Have: 10.0 PASS

Sound Card

Minimum: Yes

You Have: Realtek High Definition Audio PASS
Sound Card Driver Version
Your driver version number is: 6.0.1.5322 FYI: Your sound card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper sound card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.

Free Disk Space
Minimum: 2.2 GB

You Have: 95.8 GB PASS

DVD Minimum:
8X DVD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.)

You Have: ATAPI DVD A DH16AYH ATA Device PASS, but the Speed could NOT be analyzed
March 3, 2007 11:57:08 PM

I have Core 2 Duo: 3.01 GHz Performance Rated at 8.12 GHz :) 
March 3, 2007 11:57:42 PM

your system will run it FINE, i bet. i have:

skt. A sempron @ 1.86 ghz
768 megs ram
9550 128meg

and i run it on med/high... 8O so yeah you should be FIIIIINE. don't worry, and enjoy! the game rox
March 4, 2007 12:05:28 AM

dont listin to these guys about ram shoure more ram is allways better but i run the game with 1Gb hynix ddr 400 1 stick and get 80fps at min grafics on my 6600GT my frends got a 7900GT plays max grafics and has a gig of ram and gets 80fps
March 4, 2007 12:16:12 AM

yea that tech tip is a little off i can barely run it medium and if you look above my stepdad has a 8800 gts 320 and can run it at high. but its unplayable you'll just get owned

where can i get a good program to measure fps??
March 4, 2007 12:21:06 AM

Fraps can both show fps in games and bechmark them for you, it also records movies of games.
March 4, 2007 12:21:46 AM

theres ots of programs the best one iv found is fraps becouse it shows fps and can record your game play

www.fraps.com
March 4, 2007 12:44:17 AM

Well I ran fraps and ran an average of
20 fps

my settings are set to
Terrain-Med
Effects-Med
Geometry-Med
Texture-Med
Lighting-Med
Dynamic Shadows-Low
Dynamic Light-Low
Anti Aliasing-Off
Texture Filtering-Low
Scale-95%
Enhnced Lighting Effect- oFF
Display- 1024x768

My Cpu Specs are-
Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz
1gb of Ram
256mb 7950GT OC
Windows Vista
400w Power Supply
March 4, 2007 12:58:46 AM

I get 50-80 fps
March 4, 2007 12:59:39 AM

sry thought I had my system sig 7950gt e6600 2 gb ddr2 800 cas 4 dominator
March 4, 2007 1:01:28 AM

are your image quality settings the same??
March 4, 2007 1:03:33 AM

Shoot the first system in my sig gets 40-50fps average at 1280x1024 (the x850) but won't run smoothly unless I add an extra gig
March 4, 2007 1:08:51 AM

is the x850XTPE 512MB better then the 7950gt OC 256??[/img]
March 4, 2007 1:11:34 AM

That honestly doesn't seem too surprising. Battlefield 2 and 2142 hog ram like it's going out of style. I know that when my 2 Mushkin 1gig sticks went bad and I had to rush out and buy a 512MB stick while waiting for a replacement, I had to lower everything down to low to medium settings. Even with that, I was still lagging a bit. You might just need another gig of ram to hit those high frame rates and high graphics settings.

(and in case you were wondering, with 2 gigs, I have all settings maxed at 1280x1024 with no lag. ram works wonders for that game...)
March 4, 2007 1:12:18 AM

So probably with an extra gig ill be hitting 50-60fps??, also will phys-x cards and sound cards also help increase performance
March 4, 2007 1:16:36 AM

what about your settings in the nvtool? is everything turned on there? or is everything set to "application controlled" as to not conflict with bf-2142's abilities?
March 4, 2007 1:17:45 AM

it is set to application control is that good or bad??, also I downloaded ntune should i let it tune my graphics card?
March 4, 2007 1:17:55 AM

Quote:
So probably with an extra gig ill be hitting 50-60fps??, also will phys-x cards and sound cards also help increase performance


physics card....? HELL NO.

sound card...? it may give you a few more fps, as it takes some strain off your processor... but unless you want the better audio specifically, the money could be spent elsewhere.

other than that, ram is a very nice upgrade for the battlefield games.
March 4, 2007 1:24:05 AM

I downloaded Ntune and it says it can tune my card should i do it?
March 4, 2007 1:24:10 AM

Quote:
is the x850XTPE 512MB better then the 7950gt OC 256??
[/img]
No.
March 4, 2007 1:26:41 AM

thats what upsets me i got better specs but i run the game worse :l
March 4, 2007 1:28:54 AM

Another question does the motherboard effect the performance of the card cause i got a stock compaq computer motherboard just bought the comp a month ago
March 4, 2007 1:29:07 AM

SUP, i play serious BF2142 all day long at high everything except 4x Anti-lacing; i set it to 8x and it resets back to 4x, still awesome graphics. i ran fraps and i average 45 FPS, sounds low but i have no complains. i ran that system requirements thing and my proc is rated at 10.26Ghz!! YEEEEE
anyone knows what i can do to reach frames like others i this thread? how further should i take my card? or is it my processor?

Thanx L8er :) 
March 4, 2007 1:36:34 AM

in the case of bf-2142, "application controlled" is a good thing as it lets bf's engine take the driver seat when tuning graphics so to speak IMO. as for nvtool? can't help you there because i havn't had a need to use it and just for a ref of what i'm runnin:

xfx 7600gt agp
2 gigs of ram
400w psu
2.6p4 s478 oc to 2.8
20.1 viewsonic widescreen

on that nzone site i posted i am running the 7600+ settings and get between 25 to 45 fps and solid for 3hours strait so far. haven't played longer than that though!
March 4, 2007 1:37:00 AM

LOL,

PhysX is way more than another gig of ram, and will do nothing for Frames.

2 gig is optimum for BF2, due to loading speeds. Cut in half with the extra gig of ram.

And the 8800 320 pwns the 7950 on the eye candy stuff.

Check out HardOCP comparo of the two-(7950-1950 close to the same card) vs the 8800-

comparo
March 4, 2007 1:39:24 AM

"application controlled" is good also because 2142 utilizes some different, *special* versions of AA, and dice/ea recommend that you let their software do the controlling... but i don't think that AA is a big worry for people like us w/ struggling framerates :lol:  :cry: 
March 4, 2007 1:41:55 AM

What I still dont under stand is that my stepdad is running the 8800 and still cant run it at highest settings he has:

Windows Xp Media Center
8800 gts 320
2gb of ram
Intel D Duo Core 2.8ghz (not sure about fsb)
March 4, 2007 1:44:09 AM

Quote:
My stepdad has a 8800 GTS 320mb and Intel D processor 2GB of ram with XP and he can run it max but gets very low frame rates 10-25


Something is wrong... I have 1 GB of RAM, XP, E6600, and a 7600GT runs at max with smooth frame rate. Must be the proc.
March 4, 2007 1:49:01 AM

Well I downloaded the COD 2 demo to see what frame rates I'd get, I turned all the settings to max and got between 15-40 is that decent for my system of:

Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz
7950GT OC
1gb ram
Vista
March 4, 2007 1:51:01 AM

Quote:
My stepdad has a 8800 GTS 320mb and Intel D processor 2GB of ram with XP and he can run it max but gets very low frame rates 10-25


Something is wrong... I have 1 GB of RAM, XP, E6600, and a 7600GT runs at max with smooth frame rate. Must be the proc.

yea that e6600 sounds like a beast processor of 2.4ghz and fsb of 1066 :p 
March 4, 2007 2:27:36 AM

Another question does quality and brand of ram effect gamespeed and quality greatly?
March 4, 2007 2:43:08 AM

Quote:
Well I downloaded the COD 2 demo to see what frame rates I'd get, I turned all the settings to max and got between 15-40 is that decent for my system of:

Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz
7950GT OC
1gb ram
Vista


No, that seems off. You should be doing better then the first system in my sig. You have a *similar* cpu and a better video card
March 4, 2007 2:48:53 AM

maybe the fact that when i open task manager it says 30% physical memory in use? when i only have 1 internet explorer window open

Also do motherboards effect card performance

and does ram brand and quality effect the gameplay alot? cause we got the stock ram that came with the computers
March 4, 2007 3:02:03 AM

No, both will most likely be negligible unless you over clock. Obviously faster RAM or a better Motherboard will help, but not dramatically.
March 4, 2007 3:08:44 AM

Sum1 told me that the 8800gts could be bottlenecking my card because it is actually quicker then my processor (intel pentium d 2.8ghz)
March 4, 2007 3:45:32 AM

Quote:
Sum1 told me that the 8800gts could be bottlenecking my card because it is actually quicker then my processor (intel pentium d 2.8ghz)


Yeah probably. The 8800s seem to bottleneck anything short of maybe an X2.
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