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I read somewhere that this helps. I don't know how to do this. Anyone know how? Other than having to set the priority in task manager...but that's different.
You can set one core for the game only, while the other is set on windows processes.
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you should be able to right click on the process in the task manager whilst the game is running and select affinity. im not too sure of any other ways of doing this.
    
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post #3 of 17
Alt+Ctrl+Del > Processes > Find BF214 > Right Click > Affinity > Than change it to only one CPU.

Thats the only way i know it, but i don't see how this would help in running BF. I would think you would see a drop in the game and how it runs.


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post #4 of 17
it's odd that you're lagging in this game. with your specs, you should be able to max it with good frames. easily. maybe check your CCC and see if you have the 3D quality settings turned up? i have all my CCC settings at Performance and just adjust AA and AF in each individual game. works better that way.
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post #5 of 17
BF2142 is single threaded so setting affinity will not cause any kind of real performance hit. The only way I know to do is via CTRL+ALT+TAB out of the game and setting it. You might be able to make a Task Scheduler to do it. I don't know of any command line flags.
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Yeah everyone else pretty much nailed it for you. I've heard some things that it helps, but does it truely help?
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post #7 of 17
this won't work if ur on Vista, but an app called WinLauncherXP can set affinity for you (gotta run the game thru it tho)

i use it on mainly my older games that freak out with multi-core and hate ALT-Tab, but i assume it would work just fine on relatively current ones too (KOTOR series is an example). and just for you memory freaks, it doesn't eat much much memory like 7Kb at the most if i remember right.
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i'm just surprised that he's lagging in this game in the first place. his specs are superior to mine in every way and the game works like a champ for me. i have every setting as high as it can possibly go and i never ever ever have any fps lag whatsoever.
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i'm just surprised that he's lagging in this game in the first place. his specs are superior to mine in every way and the game works like a champ for me. i have every setting as high as it can possibly go and i never ever ever have any fps lag whatsoever.
It could be the resolutions. You're running it at 1280x1024 while he is running 1920x1080. Besides, he never mentioned any lagging.
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post #10 of 17
i assumed he wanted to set affinity for a reason. i wouldn't bother if i wasn't having any problems with it.

and i didn't know about the 1920 rez i assume his video cards would be the bottleneck at that size anyway.
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