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So I finally convinced my friend to get BC2 to play with me (it was $11 at the EA store heh), but one tiny thing I didn't think about: the system requirements. He's got a pretty awful and old computer, specs are something in this area:
Athlon 64 (single core, late model)
2 gigs of some random RAM
SLI GTX 7950s (performance over the single card is almost nonexistant, probably due to the CPU bottleneck)

Now the game runs, but... yeah it's pretty much impossible to play according to him even at the lowest settings. Is there any way to make this run any better or does he have to wait for a new rig?
 
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Forget about playing BC2 on that rig.. Single core + 2GB memory? lawl
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post #3 of 8
No amount of fixes whether it be config or in-game will carry his single core processor. Also, he's SLI-ing GTX 7950's on a single core processor.

Basically, his processor is crying.
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Originally Posted by Lune View Post
Forget about playing BC2 on that rig.. Single core + 2GB memory? lawl
True dat.
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I assumed so, but figured I would ask anyway: I know he's got a TF2 config that pretty much makes the game look like Quake, and allows him to get good FPS.
 
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Originally Posted by Penecks View Post
I assumed so, but figured I would ask anyway: I know he's got a TF2 config that pretty much makes the game look like Quake, and allows him to get good FPS.
I use that config edit for the computer next to me. Makes it look like play-do, but it's playable and gives nice FPS!

However, that's unfortunately not the case with BC2.
post #7 of 8
No way in hell.
I was temporarily stuck with 2 7800GT's some weeks ago, BC2 was unplayable at even the lowest settings and 720p res.
post #8 of 8
Dry ice some voltage mods... and let that ***** rip... it'll play it... for a couple seconds anyways!

but really... time to buy a new rig...
 
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