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    Default Need some help with BF2 performane

    I have an ATI X800XL AGP, AMD XP 2800, and Corsair 1 gig ram. I'm running BF2 at 4X AA and 4X AF (through the texture filtering option). I run mostly at medium and some options on high, and it looks and runs good. But, whatever I do, I can't set dynamic shadows to anything above off or my FPS will dip to low 30s in heavy action scenes, which is unacceptable to me. I tried loweing everything to medium, then setting shadows to low, but it still dips to low 30s. It runs great in single player if i have almost everything on high but some on medium, but in multiplayer the fps is just unaccpetable. I know I'm being limited by my CPU here, but I would really like to have dynamic shadows on.
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    Default Re: Need some help with BF2 performane

    what resolution? Did you try turning off AA?

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    1024x768. Turning off aa would make it look like a 3 year old game.
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    Default Re: Need some help with BF2 performane

    How many processes does it say are running when you open up task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete)?

    I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again... My system was virtually identical similar to the one in your signature, except it had less RAM, and I easily got over 30FPS consistently with it at 1280x960 with everything but Textures on the highest settings. The 6800GT I upgraded didn't change that (just gave me higher framerates), but once I get more RAM It'll be playable with all settings highest.

    For the record, it doesn't look that bad without AA. Try with just 2x and see how much that helps.

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    14. Are you playing without AA? I could play all settings highest except textures without AA too, except I like AA. I highly doubt that a few processes can affect FPS by much.http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y
    Last edited by Eaglee; 10-31-2005 at 05:44 AM.
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    Default Re: Need some help with BF2 performane

    I play without AA, and it looks fine to me. I dont expect much fps with AA on.

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    Well that is your opinion. I can't stand the jagginess of no AA, espicially at the res I play at. I can't raise it either, my monitor can't handle anything higher than 1024x768.
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    Default Re: Need some help with BF2 performane

    yea it is my opinion, and i forgot that you were running that resolution. Yea that can get pretty nasty at that resolution.

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    Default Re: Need some help with BF2 performane

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglee
    14. Are you playing without AA? I could play all settings highest except textures without AA too, except I like AA. I highly doubt that a few processes can affect FPS by much.http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...&enterthread=y
    I played with 4x AA and still do.

    A few processes can affect it, depending on what processes they are. A few processes that come with Windows aren't going to do much, but if you have installed programs that run while you game they can have a huge effect. The RAM usage specifically is the problem, though anything that actually has a priority higher than Idle can have a huge effect, to.

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    The only program I sometimes have running is Xfire. I tested with it on and off and I can't tell any difference.
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