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Is the new Battlefield too much for my system?

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March 30, 2010 11:51:33 PM

I have a 4 year old machine (specs below) and I'm wondering if I can upgrade my graphics card to buy some time before needing a new mobo/cpu.

I just got the new Battlefield Bad Company 2, and I get some nasty screen lag/hanging.

Was just looking at an XFX Radeon 5770 on Newegg for $159.

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD X2 3800+
4gb ram
Windows XP Pro 32/Windows 7 64 bit dual boot
MSI nVidia GTI 7600

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March 30, 2010 11:57:17 PM

Yep, IF you want to play at non-low settings, get the 5770.
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March 31, 2010 12:06:15 AM

Two things your CPU is low on GHz (can be overclocked) and the 7600 Nvidia cards did not age well specially dealing with shaders. Perhaps upgrading to a GTS250, HD4770 or HD4850 for about $90-100 will allow you to play it at acceptable level.
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March 31, 2010 12:26:21 AM

playing on low settings already and it's un-playable :( 

thanks much to both
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March 31, 2010 12:34:03 AM

Buy a 5770.

And if you can spring for that, then prehaps a new CPU coluld help?

Or an OC.
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March 31, 2010 2:28:23 AM

builderbobftw said:
Buy a 5770.

And if you can spring for that, then prehaps a new CPU coluld help?

Or an OC.

He is on socket 939 so not many options for a new CPU except for overpriced ones of ebay.
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March 31, 2010 8:01:04 PM

harrytbags said:
I have a 4 year old machine (specs below) and I'm wondering if I can upgrade my graphics card to buy some time before needing a new mobo/cpu.

I just got the new Battlefield Bad Company 2, and I get some nasty screen lag/hanging.

Was just looking at an XFX Radeon 5770 on Newegg for $159.

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD X2 3800+
4gb ram
Windows XP Pro 32/Windows 7 64 bit dual boot
MSI nVidia GTI 7600


Compared to my system - AMD FX-60 dual core, A8N-SLI Deluxe, 2GB of CL2 Corsair, 8800 GTS 512 and Windows XP, my rig barely runs this game. I have to turn everything down in order to get moderately playable FPS. If I turn things up any more than that, its like watching a flip-page picture book.
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March 31, 2010 8:43:02 PM

This game requires a fast quad-core even and a mid-range up-to-date videocard even for low-med settings. Your rig is even bellow the minimum recommended specs.
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March 31, 2010 8:52:36 PM

don't bother with a gpu before you get a new cpu. I have the 4800+ of that same series and i can barely keep my neck above 30 fps normally, let alone with tanks firing and things getting destroyed left and right
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