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I just got the rig in my system specs and i got BF2142.I set the game to high settings and it runs purfect.I then tryed to up the texture detal for medium to high and the game slows way down.I know that my 8600 can play it on high.So do i need more ram.I have one gig on DDR2 800 ram.I have heard that this game can need up to two gigs.I am also running vista but i dont seen any slowing for the 3D mark 06 test done in xp and mine on vista.So i think its the ram.Also is it safe to get two different brands of ram on one system.I live in korea and it took 2 1/2 monthes just to get the othere parts here and i whant to buy some for the store.Thanks.
    
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i would recommend having 2gigs in dual channel, if that answers your question
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Thanks just whanted to make sure before i whant off buying things.
    
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I have 2gb's of ram in vista and if you check the ram usage it stays on about 200~ 400mb's...2GB would do you well, but won't have an huge effect! Fatser ram should be the best for performance
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exactly
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Originally Posted by shifty22123 View Post
I have 2gb's of ram in vista and if you check the ram usage it stays on about 200~ 400mb's...2GB would do you well, but won't have an huge effect! Fatser ram should be the best for performance
You are playing BF2142. Like BF2, the game utilizes around 1.5GB to play smoothly. Otherwise, it has to cache onto the hard drives which perform over 100 times slower than RAM. Faster memory would help a tiny bit but getting at least 1.5GB would help a whole lot more.

It is "safe" with two different kind of RAM, but make sure the specs are similar. Memory will run at the slower of the two and you want to make sure the voltages are close. Also, if you do not have the same set of memory, you probably won't be able to run dual channel for a free 5-15% memory performance boost.
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2gigs of ram is just enough for playing BF2142 plays smooth!!
 
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2gigs would help in BF2142 since it's such a memory hog
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Thanks I just ordered a nother gig of A-DATA DDR2 800 form newegg.I have one more think to ask.(I know that nobody can tell for sure but)Does any one think thant two gigs is going to be good to play crysis.I mean they said that it would play on like 3 year old computer and 3 years ago 1 gig and a P4 was a lot.what do you think.
    
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post #10 of 10
can't see why not?
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