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Posted: 8/3/2006 4:05:29 PM EDT
Friend of mine says BF2 is a big time resource hog,cannot play it on his puter at all,but RO works fine, I want to buy it but not having it work would suck. What machines and specs are you all running BF2 with?
Link Posted: 8/3/2006 4:13:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2006 4:22:29 PM EDT by Gary_631]
For BF2 to run "Good"
2GB of Ram
Geforce 6800GT or 7300GT or better card.
AMD 64 3000+ or better

I run BF2 on three systems.
My main gaming system is a
AMD 3200 @ 2.2 Ghz(32 bit)
2GB of Ram
Gfeorce 6800GT
I run with 2XAA @ 1280 X 1024 and eveything but lighting set a high(can run with high, but truning lighting off lets you see the bad guy better)

2nd System (just installed BF2 so still playing with settings, most likly will lower some settings till I up the RAM)
AMD 2800 @ 2.15 Ghz(32 bit)
1GB of Ram
Geforce 6800GT
Run 2XAA @ 1024X768, Everything but efects and lighting set to high.

3rd System
AMD 64 3000 @ 1.8Ghz
1GB of Ram
Geforce 6150
Run at 800 X 600. Eveything set to lowest setting.

1.5 to 2 GB of ram is a must
A mid to high end video card also is a must.
Link Posted: 8/3/2006 4:53:33 PM EDT
machine 1

AMD 3500+
Gig ram
ATI X800XL
WD raptor 75g 10k rpm

machine 2

AMD FX 60
2gig ram
nVidia 7950
wd raptor 150g 10k rpm


Both machines run BF2 fine.

3rd machine

p4 1.4
512 ram
32meg ATI

can barely play blast billiards on it
Link Posted: 8/3/2006 7:45:22 PM EDT
I run it on medium to low settings.

3.06 ghz P4

1024 ddr333

256mb X1300 Pro
Link Posted: 8/3/2006 7:54:33 PM EDT
amd 64 3k+ socket 754

1.5Gb Corsair PC 3200 ram

Ati x850 pro AGP 256MB

Seagate 160GB SATA II drive jumpered to SATA I 150

audigy 1 soundcard

run everything but 2 settings on high.. antiliasing off
Link Posted: 8/4/2006 5:59:13 AM EDT
2.8 GHz Intel HT
Radeon 9550
1.5 gigs ram

Run all on medium/high custom settings.

*I'll sell my copy to you if you want PM me*
Link Posted: 8/4/2006 12:27:08 PM EDT
2.66ghz
1gig ram
nvidia GE force 5600 256mb overclocked model

Everything has to be set on low, but for the most part runs the game fine.
Link Posted: 8/4/2006 4:11:21 PM EDT
I only play BF2 on my main system, the other 2 aren't setup for gaming.

AMD 64 3700+
2 gigs Crucial PC3200 memory
PNY Nvidia 7600 GT
Creative Audigy 2

I run all settings on high with 2x antialiasing, no hicups for me.

-d
Link Posted: 8/8/2006 6:24:35 AM EDT
Gateway P4 3.4GHz
1Gb PC3200 DDR RAM
BFG 7600GT OC Video Card
Gateway 19" Widescreen Monitor
Decent DSL connection through Verizon

I will be adding another Gb of RAM here shortly

BF2 routinely uses over 650 MB to run, and that is just when I have randomly checked it. I'm sure it uses more.
Link Posted: 8/8/2006 6:53:55 AM EDT
AMD 64 x2 (Dual Core) 4200+ running at 2.2 Ghz
2 GB RAM
512 MB Radeon X1300 Vid Card

Runs BF2 with all settings on high with no problems
Link Posted: 8/8/2006 9:27:53 PM EDT
I play on my laptop:

17" widescreen
P4 3.0ghz
1gb ram
ATI Radeon 9700, 128mb video
Link Posted: 8/8/2006 10:06:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2006 10:08:31 PM EDT by EladEflow]
AMD Opty 170 @ 2.8ghz
2gb OCZ DDR500
EVGA 7900GTX OCed
DFI NF4 Ultra D

I run it at 1280x1024 4xAA 8xAA, maybe 16x not sure. Everything on High.

Oh, I would not call RO a resource hog at all... the engine it is on is getting kinda dated. IMO it doesn't hold a candle to the Source engine and even the Doom3 engine which I'm not really too fond of. That's why he can run RO fine.
Link Posted: 8/9/2006 1:13:37 AM EDT
AMD 64 X2 3800+
2.10 ghz
1 Gb Ram
Nvidia 7600 GT 256 MB
17' LCD



Running all high
Anti-A 2x
No complaints here.
Link Posted: 8/9/2006 7:37:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigBoss:
AMD 64 X2 3800+
2.10 ghz
1 Gb Ram
Nvidia 7600 GT 256 MB
17' LCD



Running all high
Anti-A 2x
No complaints here.


You need to overclock that processor!

I've seen those things around 3.0 ghz... 2.6-2.8 is more common though!

Get a good motherboard and get that beast up there.
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 7:40:11 AM EDT
Right now I am only playing with 1GB of RAM since I loaned my brother my other 1GB stick (one of his 512MB sticks died). Battlefield 2 will stutter horribly as it constantly tries to load shit off the hard drive the entire time you're playing. 1.5-2GB of RAM is a MUST. My only conclusion is that DICE is made up of a bunch of fucking morons that can't optimize their code. Battlefield 2 seems horribly bloated. I can't tell you how many times I'll get the jump on somebody only to have the game stutter and freeze up on me. The game runs GREAT and silky smooth when it's not trying to load something off the hard drive. It's still fun to play, but it's just irritating to no end. It improves as you play for a while on a map, but when you start one it is almost unplayable.
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 11:51:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Alien:
Right now I am only playing with 1GB of RAM since I loaned my brother my other 1GB stick (one of his 512MB sticks died). Battlefield 2 will stutter horribly as it constantly tries to load shit off the hard drive the entire time you're playing. 1.5-2GB of RAM is a MUST. My only conclusion is that DICE is made up of a bunch of fucking morons that can't optimize their code. Battlefield 2 seems horribly bloated. I can't tell you how many times I'll get the jump on somebody only to have the game stutter and freeze up on me. The game runs GREAT and silky smooth when it's not trying to load something off the hard drive. It's still fun to play, but it's just irritating to no end. It improves as you play for a while on a map, but when you start one it is almost unplayable.


I had 1 gig of ram, and had no stuttering at all while playing. So it isn't just a ram issue. My bet would be that something on your system is using a lot of resources other than the game. I have since upgraded to 2 gigs, and still don't have any stuttering.

-d
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 11:57:44 AM EDT
+1 on what dizz said when its stuttering use your task manager and check under the processes tab and close anything with your name by it besides your bfs and that should help. programs running in the backroubnd used to do that to me also.
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 2:13:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By treemydawg:
+1 on what dizz said when its stuttering use your task manager and check under the processes tab and close anything with your name by it besides your bfs and that should help. programs running in the backroubnd used to do that to me also.


I only have 26 processes going and that isn't even with turning stuff off. Only 284 megs of ram used, which leaves plenty for BF2 or whatever else I run, to run great.

-d
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 12:30:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2006 12:32:00 PM EDT by BrandonP]
I play on a 3.06 GH laptop with a gig of ram and a 64 mb vid card, but can allocate RAM to make it 128.

It runs well on low graphics settings. It ran terribly at first, but I cleaned the computer out and installed a better fan to clear up the heating issue, how it's just fine.

BF2 is a great game, but the code is absolutely pitiful. Lots of completely unnecessary shit in there, crashes too often, buggy, etc.

It's fun, but it's been out for over a year now and it's still the same 50 bucks they were asking when it first came out.


Link Posted: 8/13/2006 2:51:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dizza:

Originally Posted By treemydawg:
+1 on what dizz said when its stuttering use your task manager and check under the processes tab and close anything with your name by it besides your bfs and that should help. programs running in the backroubnd used to do that to me also.


I only have 26 processes going and that isn't even with turning stuff off. Only 284 megs of ram used, which leaves plenty for BF2 or whatever else I run, to run great.

-d


26 processes!

I'm at 18, and that's including taskmgr.exe and MBM5 (motherboard manager.)

So 17 processes when I'm gaming.

Link Posted: 8/13/2006 3:41:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EladEflow:

Originally Posted By dizza:

Originally Posted By treemydawg:
+1 on what dizz said when its stuttering use your task manager and check under the processes tab and close anything with your name by it besides your bfs and that should help. programs running in the backroubnd used to do that to me also.


I only have 26 processes going and that isn't even with turning stuff off. Only 284 megs of ram used, which leaves plenty for BF2 or whatever else I run, to run great.

-d


26 processes!

I'm at 18, and that's including taskmgr.exe and MBM5 (motherboard manager.)

So 17 processes when I'm gaming.



26 is hardly a lot. I was making the point that you don't need to shut down everything to play a game, IF you have a decent pc to play it on.

-d
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 7:24:11 PM EDT
I havent played in a while becuase of the BS hacker, exploiters, bugs and general smaktardery that goes on.

When I first played BF2 it was on an XP1800, Gforce 5200 1gb 266mhz ram.

Ran great. Sure settings were all on low but it was very playable and fun.
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 9:18:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
I havent played in a while becuase of the BS hacker, exploiters, bugs and general smaktardery that goes on.

When I first played BF2 it was on an XP1800, Gforce 5200 1gb 266mhz ram.

Ran great. Sure settings were all on low but it was very playable and fun.


You weren't playing on the right servers then... or you just were killed a lot.

-d
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 11:13:22 PM EDT
I'm at 25 processes at the moment with Firefox, Trillian, Motherboard Monitor, Daemon Tools (so I can run it without the DVD in the drive), and my Logitech Mouse software. I have almost all of my services turned off. I have since turned textures and geometries to LOW and that seems to have fixed my stutter problem until I get my other stick of RAM back from my brother who needs to get off his ass and buy more RAM himself.
Link Posted: 8/14/2006 5:29:54 AM EDT
i dont have to turn off any processes with the newer machine i have but the old one i did . my new machine has 4 gig of ram so no worries!
Link Posted: 8/14/2006 10:27:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By treemydawg:
i dont have to turn off any processes with the newer machine i have but the old one i did . my new machine has 4 gig of ram so no worries!


jesus christ 4 gigs?! Do you ever get close to actually using it all?

-d
Link Posted: 8/14/2006 7:52:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2006 7:54:03 PM EDT by SirSqueeboo]
Nvidia GE Force 6800
2 GB RAM
Intel Pentium D 2.8 Ghz (Dual Core)
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 1:27:10 AM EDT
AMD64 3700+ (2.2 OC'd to 2.5 stable)
2 gigs OCZ mem
2 Nvidia 7800GT 256mb cards in SLI
250G SATAII HDD 7200RPM

1280x1024(max LCD resolution) with everything on high, runs excellent without a hint of lag.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 1:37:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2006 1:38:07 AM EDT by WIgunnut]
AMD 64 3700 939 pin
GeForce 6800GS
2Gigs Dual Chan Mem


Runs fine on high for me
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 5:26:19 PM EDT
AMD 64 x2 (Dual Core) 4200
2 GB RAM PC3200
Win X64
256MB xFX GeForce 7800 GTX
Soundblaster Audigy 2 (I need the xFi)

It's been running great on x64, better than when I was running on x32.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:37:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2006 12:38:15 PM EDT by jtb33]
My BF2 computer:





AMD 64 3000+ OC'ed to 2.2GHz
Thermaltake liquid cooling system (on the CPU and VPU)
2GB Corsair CAS2 DDR400 RAM (Dual Channel)
ATI X800XT 256MB
Western Digital SATAII Raptor 10,000 RPM 160GB HDD x2 (RAID0)
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZX


The 10K RPM drives make a HUGE difference in BF2 load times. I get new maps loaded before the system can cycle the three screens after a map change. I am almost always the first one in the map.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 5:58:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2006 6:51:33 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By dizza:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
I havent played in a while becuase of the BS hacker, exploiters, bugs and general smaktardery that goes on.

When I first played BF2 it was on an XP1800, Gforce 5200 1gb 266mhz ram.

Ran great. Sure settings were all on low but it was very playable and fun.


You weren't playing on the right servers then... or you just were killed a lot.

-d


64 person servers, ranked in the top 5 usually. I dont think my system prevented much.

ETA, oh you mean the comment about the BS. Probably wrong servers.
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