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Bad Company 2 - any way to run with 1GB Ram @ Windows Vista?

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I have a friend that really wants to play this game with his PC:
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4000+ @ 2.0Ghz OC @ 2.5Ghz (BLCK is at 250,no more OC headroom)
1GB RAM DDR2
AMD 4670 1GB card
1440x900 resolution
His ram is causing freezes.Is there any way to make it run without them? We're at everything low and in the game settings file in my documents we did everything at lowest or off.Anything else for him to optimize the game ram usage? DDR2 is super expensive here,that's why he isn't buying some.
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Minimum spec is 2gb vram. I Dont think in game settings would overcome this
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It's 1.5gb for vista/7 and 1gb for XP.Can't he find a way to fit in his 1gb?
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by hotwheels1997 View Post

It's 1.5gb for vista/7 and 1gb for XP.Can't he find a way to fit in his 1gb?

Only way i can see would be to reduce system load to the minimum and maybe have better experience. Try razer game booster, its free and can be optimised to shut every un--needed system excess down whilst gaming
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It's called Ebay. You can get anything shipped to you as long as they support your country.
You can pick up 2-4GB of DDR2 for pretty cheap. You just need a ebay and playpal account.
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

It's called Ebay. You can get anything shipped to you as long as they support your country.
You can pick up 2-4GB of DDR2 for pretty cheap. You just need a ebay and playpal account.
He doesn't have paypal/credit card and shipping to Bulgaria is crazy + taxes...
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post #7 of 9
The short answer is no. That PC is too dated and won't be able to run Bad Company 2 at any settings.
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Even if it could run it, the experience would be terrible.
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What about buying local used RAM?
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