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Hi all.


Well, my computer is having huge problems with games like BF2 and

the FEAR demo.


I've got a MSI K7N2 mobo, AMD 2600+(running at 2083MHz) and a

geforce 5700. Then I have 768Mb ram in the machine. Just today I

reinstalled XP from scratch, since there were VERY little space on

C:, and I thought that might be the problem. But it wasn't. The

cooling in the PC is ok, with the CPU running under 40degrees celsius,

and system at 45 or so.


I have to take 640x480, with EVERYTHING off that I can turn off, for

the demo to run SO-SO.


So, is my PC just way to crappy, or should it be able to do better?


Thanks!


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Hi all.


Well, my computer is having huge problems with games like BF2 and

the FEAR demo.


I've got a MSI K7N2 mobo, AMD 2600+(running at 2083MHz) and a

geforce 5700. Then I have 768Mb ram in the machine. Just today I

reinstalled XP from scratch, since there were VERY little space on

C:, and I thought that might be the problem. But it wasn't. The

cooling in the PC is ok, with the CPU running under 40degrees celsius,

and system at 45 or so.


I have to take 640x480, with EVERYTHING off that I can turn off, for

the demo to run SO-SO.


So, is my PC just way to crappy, or should it be able to do better?


Thanks!


Nicholas
Your graphics card is crappy. I have the same one and it was never a speed demon to begin with, today its a dinosaur. Does pretty well with last years games, but I fear from here on out its a relic.
 

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You might want to consider getting an x800xl videocard. It's probably the most bang for the buck right now. If you're partial to nVidia a plain 6800 would work and be a lot cheaper...
 

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You'll definitely want to upgrade your graphics card to at least a 6600GT, preferably a 6800 with 256 MB RAM if you want to play Battlefield 2 and F.E.A.R. with decent settings. I would also consider upgrading the cpu to at least an Athlon 3200+.
 

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IMHO there is something else wrong. I have a P4 2.53 Abit IT7-MAX2 512mg Ram 120gig WD JB Geforce 4 4200. I had no problem running FEAR at 1024 X 768 32bit. You need to look at what programs you have running. Read this page about services http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=12 and check out http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml to see what start from registry and startup folders. Also update your drivers.
 

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Thanks!!


I've just switched my 2600+ to a 2800+, by ripping our main PC.


Now, I have the option og either going with 512mb 400mhz RAM or 1gig of

333mhz ram. What would be better?? (for gaming:))


EDIT: By that I mean that one is [email protected] and the other is

[email protected] Would this be better than ONE 512mb @ 400? Would they both

go down to 333mhz?


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By that I mean that one is [email protected] and the other is

[email protected] Would this be better than ONE 512mb @ 400? Would they both

go down to 333mhz?
512 microbits of ram running at 333 microhertz? No wonder you are having a problem! :p


All of your ram will run at the same speed (333 MHz). You would be much better off with a gig at 333 MHz than 512MB at 400 MHz, at least with todays games. Many people have seen a big jump in performance going from 1GB to 2GB, so 512 MB just doesn't cut it with new games like BF2 and F.E.A.R.
 

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Your system is similar to mine except for the video card. I have no problems running the games you mention on very high to maximum settings. The GeForce FX cards were terrible to begin with, especially in DX9 games. A video card upgrade would help a lot.


Here are my system specs


CoolerMaster Centurion 2 Case

ASUS A7V333 Mother Board

AMD Athlon XP 1800+

768 MB PC2700 DDR Mushkin RAM

80 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital Hard Drive

6GB 5200 RPM Fujitsu Hard Drive (holds music library)

Leadtek GeForce 6600GT

Plextor 24/10/40x CDRW

Pioneer 16x DVD-ROM

Sound Blaster Audigy ES

Windows XP Home Edition

Cable Modem

Logitech Z-640 Speakers

Enlight 360 Watt Power Supply
 
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