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The CPU is probably whats holding it back, I struggled to run a lot of newer games on my dual core Opty and that was a darn good CPU.

Obvious quick fixes are to lower the res, play it in windowed mode if you can and lower all settings, quit all background programs and tidy up what processes you have on boot to save up some ram space that you may need.
I see, and yeah, I use Gamebooster to close up crap I dont need. Window mode is pretty bad on BC2, stuff gets waaaay outta wack.
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Well I changed it to the 533 MHz in the BIOS but it doesn't display it running at 533 Mhz in Everest. In CPU-Z it says the DRAM freq. is 459.2 Mhz but the SPD tab differs. It says the Max Bandwidth is 333 MHz but its not.. my manual right next to me says it goes up to the 533 Mhz. Sooooo is it running correctly? If not, what next?
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The RAM speed is a multiplier of your FSB speed. It should be possible to manually adjust the multiplier and run it closer to 533.
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The RAM speed is a multiplier of your FSB speed. It should be possible to manually adjust the multiplier and run it closer to 533.
This ... it's kinda confusing, but when you see something like 533MHz in the BIOS for the memory speed, it's actually representative of a multiplier that will be applied to your front-side bus rather than an 'absolute' speed like the number implies. Try the next higher multiplier, and take a look at the SPD tab in GPU-Z to see what voltage and timings you need to run in order to actually be in spec when the RAM is running at 533MHz, because you may not be able to ramp it up to 533MHz without raising timings and voltage.

This all being said ... RAM speed doesn't impact gaming FPS that much at all. The problem is that you kinda need a good quad for BFBC2 to run well. Or at least like an e8400 at 4.0GHz ... iow something much faster than an old AMD dual-core at 3.2MHz.
    
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