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I got a friend who want to play BC2 but his rig is very very outdated.
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Nvidia GTS 250 1GB
pretty sure its a small monitor 1024x768 max

can he run it at all?
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post #2 of 17
i played on gts 250 for a while it worked ok.
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At that res he should be able to run it on high no problem. If high feels a little slow, then medium would be fine. (BFBC2 naturally feels slow though, so don't worry)
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Oh ya he should be good.
    
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post #5 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaxis View Post

i played on gts 250 for a while it worked ok.

oh i know a GTS 250can my 8800 does but its his CPU we are worried about its an old dual core
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Originally Posted by xJavontax View Post

At that res he should be able to run it on high no problem. If high feels a little slow, then medium would be fine. (BFBC2 naturally feels slow though, so don't worry)

his CPU wont cause any issues?
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Oh ya he should be good.

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post #6 of 17
BF2 was always a CPU intensive game. That will most definitively be one bottleneck.
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I dont think it's gonna run at all to be honest on his AMD Athlon X2 5200+. Minimum requirements are at least a Core 2 Duo, and BC2 was rather CPU intensive.
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post #8 of 17
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BF2 was always a CPU intensive game. That will most definitively be one bottleneck.
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I dont think it's gonna run at all to be honest on his AMD Athlon X2 5200+. Minimum requirements are at least a Core 2 Duo, and BC2 was rather CPU intensive.

thats what i was thinking even as a tri core mine struggles to max it in a full server.
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Quote:
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oh i know a GTS 250can my 8800 does but its his CPU we are worried about its an old dual core
his CPU wont cause any issues?
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Well, I had a mobile version of that CPU in my old laptop that was clocked at 2.0 GHz.. It down clocked itself to about 1.5 GHz when playing BFBC2 and it got laggy and slow, but still playable to an extent. Since he's on a desktop, that shouldn't happen, and his is clocked higher than mine was. He's also playing at a lower resolution than I was. I think it'll be fine.
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post #10 of 17
if you have the game you can just install the game and log in on your steam account and try it out before he buys it.
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