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well i recently bought a E-GeForce 6800GS 256MB card to play BF2 on, hoping i could play high settings flawlessy online. Wellllll..my hopes didnt come true. Right now i have everything on medium and 2 things on high, textures on low. And i STILL get a jitter screen about ever 20 seconds. My computer is pretty bad, 2600+ (2.133GHz) AMD Athlon XP Proccessor
512 MB RAM
DSL Connection
i was wondering if there is anything i can do (besides buying a new processor) to speed up my gaming experience. PLEASE dont say i have to set it on LOW! right now i have BF2 running at 600x800 @ 70 Hertz.
 

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Do not blame the video card. The thing that stands out most is lack of RAM. You need AT LEAST 1GB to run BF2 with any type of good frame rate. The GPU is fine, get some more RAM amigo then worry about over clocking it.

Also go to your user CP and enter your system specs so we have a better idea of what you have and can help you better.

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As stated above, it's the ram, or, lack thereof. It runs okay with 1GB, but 2 is really needed for high quality at 1280X1024. I know from experience.
 

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ok thanks for the advice

also on a side note, im not very good with hardware, so if i buy a 500 MB stick of RAM, will it get me to 1 gig since i already have 500 MB or do i have to buy a 1 Gig stick because it overrides the pre-installed RAM?
 

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Quote:


Originally Posted by kppowell

ok thanks for the advice

also on a side note, im not very good with hardware, so if i buy a 500 MB stick of RAM, will it get me to 1 gig since i already have 500 MB or do i have to buy a 1 Gig stick because it overrides the pre-installed RAM?

As long as you have a free slot, you can get either. They always combine, although, if you are running dual chanel things can get trickey. What cpu socket type are you using?
 

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yeah
most say at LEAST one gig
preferably 2+ gigs
you could upgrade your CPU, but make it secondary to the ram

also please fill in your system info section
it would help with sugestions and stuff
its under your User CP screen

whats your budget on the RAM?
 

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Hmm.. i have 3 PCI (not PCI-e
) slots, and im not sure what the other ones are called, long and black.
my price cap is about 100 bucks.
 

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try to get a little more money for RAM

uh the slots will prolly tell ya that they are pci-e 16x
or ISA
but those are old..... like old lol

is your video card AGP or pci-e

your best bet is to buy a new mobo, then ram
ill find good ram for $100 for ya
 

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hey hybrid, will those RAM sticks work with my current MoBo? they look like the ones that would fit into the black slots, my tower is a hp pavilion a288n and im looking for the MoBo number right now.
 

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allright dude
download CPUZ
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
it will give you alot of info about your MOBO, RAM and stuff

does your board use DDR ram?
because if yes the ram i posted will work
and work well for you


as of now, amd doesnt use DDR2, so dont buy that by mistake
 

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According to the HP web site this computer uses PC2100/PC1600 DDR RAM, 2 slots at a max of 1GB. Wow. Sooooo here is a link to some decent memory for you computer. Assuming that HP put in the PC1600 I would say change what you have to 2 of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146059

Or 1 if you check the BIOS and the memory listed is at 266MHz. 2 of the above fit your $100.00 budget and have good timings too.

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my ram was a little better i think,

cuz it isnt value, and he could put it into that new mobo that hes gonna buy ASAP right?!?!?!?!?!? lol
a lower end mobo would fit your needs just fine if your used to that older thingy
what socket is it?

untel you become obsessed with preformance like most everyone here


i mean im gonna put a $1000 comp on a $35 mobo
then upgrade the mobo
 

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yeah u deffinatley want a new mobo
AGP 4x max will seriously bottleneck that videocard of yours
cuz its nice

if u got a new mobo first
your ram would carry you for a while
you would only need to buy an additional stick or ram
but id get a matched pair

can you give us the CPU info part of CPUZ?

its probably socket A
but maybe 754
ild find mobos
 

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good links Sporadic, nice choices
its like a tag team! lol

maybe he could by a new mobo AND RAM

thats your best bet kppowell
 
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