Just recently tried the BC2 beta. Whether i am on low or high, on a full server i get no more than 15fps. On an empty server, on low, im lucky to hit 30. Also, i'm not too sure whether it's due in part to the beta but the textures look jagged, and the general look of the game seems rather, well, awful.
2gb of ram
2.80GHZ single core
asus p5n-e sli mobo
Now before everyone jumps and says "My god, change EVERYTHING" (lol) i realize that generally my entire computer is...out of date, we'll say. Currently my budget is $200, maybe a little more. MAYBE. Even $200 is stretching it for me, but...
I just want to, at the very least, play BC2 on medium settings comfortably at lowest fps rate of 30 during high-volume/combat situations. Later in the year i will upgrade my comp, but for the interim i am looking just for a quick fix. Make this game at least playable for me.
I'm guesing simply upgrading my graphix card will be the rest route. Any suggestion?
If someone can even suggest a card for -$150 and under ill consider, too.
I play at 1440x900. Do you think OCing the CPU would give me considerable difference? Enough so that it's worth doing?
I plan to overhaul my system but that wont be until at least August. Bearing in mind how dated my system, can i find this game decently playable with a simple card upgrade? As i said, i just need to get by until i can overhaul.
I would look at upgrading to atleast a Core 2 Duo you can get a E7500 for $115.99 with free shipping. You say you are running a single core CPU this is hurting your perfomance, and bottlenecking your GPU.
Or you could upgrade to these:
POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-PH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814131162
I guess I'll ask it, because no one else will, what 8800 GTS is your card? If it is the 320mb or 640mb variants then you need to upgrade it aswell as your processor. If it is the 512mb variant then it should do fine.
Hmm, i had the boxes to everything not too long ago, now i'm not too sure where they are.
At any rate, i am almost positive i have the 320mb card, and that processor looks about right.
So if i upgrade to say, a C2D Q8400 and a 4850 or 5750?
Let's put it this way,
If i can decently upgrade both my cpu and card for less than $300 while improving my BC2 experience well enough, i'll do it.
So would will31's option be best, or getting the 8800's in sli or the 5750? What do you guys think would be my best combo for $300. I say $300 but really what im saying is, 300 is my cap. Im really looking for the best bang for my buck, hoping that would be well under 300.
What about omgitzfatal's idea of OC'ing my cpu? Would that give me significant improvements? I'm not familiar with OC'ing at all so i don't know what kind of performance boosts to expect from what. Could overclocking my single make it perform at an identical level to a dual?
And also, thank you all very much for your help. I really appreciate it.