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Okay, so when I'm playing BF:BC2 on my PC (Sig rig, but here's the specs anyway

Phenom II X2 550 BE @ 3.8Ghz
4GB DDR3 1333 (NB Frequency @ 2400Mhz)
ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB (@ 800/1100)

Now, when I begin the game, I can run it fine on the Max setting (High Quality on everything, 4X AA And AF, No HBAO Or V-sync), but withing five minutes of me playing, The FPS sorta stumbles down to about, say, 25FPS (which is a No-no when playing multiplayer, and I just cannot stand it).

If you need to know my Windows Index rating, here are the ratings:

Processor: 6.8
RAM: 7.5
Graphics (Both Aero and Gaming): 7.5
HD: 5.9

So, I'm pretty sure It's not the HD, since there isn't too much communication when running the game.


Could ya help me? XD
post #2 of 19
What is the fps before it starts to tumble down to 25?

Most likely it is the processor holding you back because bf:bc2 is pretty proc intensive and is optimized for quad core
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post #3 of 19
i think your bottleneck is ur 4870... actually nvm... unlock ur 550be to a b50... the game plays like *bleep* when im in dual core... but i play about 45fps solid on same settings quad

Bottleneck= cpu
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i think your bottleneck is ur 4870... actually nvm... unlock ur 550be to a b50... the game plays like *bleep* when im in dual core... but i play about 45fps solid on same settings quad

Bottleneck= cpu
OLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL - The game can utilize a Quad-core. You don't think I tried to unlock it? I've tried for the better part, of, say, 250 times.
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What is the fps before it starts to tumble down to 25?

Most likely it is the processor holding you back because bf:bc2 is pretty proc intensive and is optimized for quad core
It's @ 60FPS before it tumbles.
post #6 of 19
ok then buy a new one... the point is... ur cpu is the bottleneck...
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post #7 of 19
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ok then buy a new one... the point is... ur cpu is the bottleneck...
dude, the chances of me getting ANOTHER 550 BE Is like you trying to fly to the moon with roller skates.

I'm only 14, I'm not a 25 year old with a good paying job.
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Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post
It's @ 60FPS before it tumbles.
Most likely the reason it takes a bit to start tumbling is that a few minutes into matches is when things really start happening such as big fire fights and buildings collapsing and such. Not really sure what you can do if you cannot unlock and cannot afford another proc. Would start saving my allowance for a cheap phenom II x4 955 or something : | sorry about the situation bud that really sucks
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post #9 of 19
It's one of the few games that will use a hex core. The game loves cores. If you can wait, there will be a lot of cheap phenom iix4s being sold here when Bulldozer is released.
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dude, the chances of me getting ANOTHER 550 BE Is like you trying to fly to the moon with roller skates.

I'm only 14, I'm not a 25 year old with a good paying job.
Surely you can make some money. I am making $20 this week for fixing a broken laptop. I've also before made another $20 for virus removal.

Seriously offer people you know to speed up their computer for $10 and optimize it to hell and back. Seriously you will make some money, and besides sell your current cpu and you wouldnt even need that much more.

Edit: Oh, ya forgot to say I'm 14 too.
    
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