BFME 2 System rquirements: (source= here)
Cards you can expect to run the game, but only at low settings and resolutions:
Geforce 3 Ti
Geforce 4 Ti
Geforce 6200A/6200 "Turbocache"
Radeon X300SE/X300 "Hypermemory"
Cards that might be able to run the game at decent settings and resolutions:
Geforce FX5600/5700/5600 Ultra/5700 Ultra
Radeon 9550/9600/9600 Pro/9600XT/9800SE
Radeon X300/X300PE/X550/X600 Pro/X600XT/X700SE
Cards that should be able to run the game at pretty high settings:
Geforce 5800/5900ZT/5900XT/5900/5900 Ultra/5950 Ultra
Radeon 9800/9800 Pro/9800XT
Radeon X700/X700 Pro/X700XT/X800
Cards that should be able to run the game with all settings on high and than some!
Geforce 6800/6800GT/6800 Ultra/7800GTX
All SLI systems
Radeon X800 Pro/X800XL/X800XT/X850XT
All Crossfire systems
COMPUTER PROCESSING UNIT(CPU);-
CPUs that are pretty much hopeless:
Intel Pentium III or earlier
Intel Celerons clocking at less than 1.2GHz (I'm unfamiliar with earlier Celerons - do these even exist?)
CPUs that should be able to run, but not well:
Intel Celeron (Note: all recent low-end Intel CPUs are Celerons. The ones I'm talking about are less than 4 years old, and runs on the Pentium 4 core.)
CPUs that probably won't run VERY well, but will run ok:
Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz-2GHz
Intel Celeron 2.4GHz
Intel Pentium M ~1.1Ghz
Intel Celeron M ~1.2GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ or lower
AMD Sempron 2200+
CPUs that shouldn't have problems:
Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz - 2.66GHz
Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz - 2.8GHz
Intel Pentium M 1.2Ghz - 1.6GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ - 3000+
AMD Sempron 2400+ - 2800+
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz or above
Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz or above
Intel Pentium EE or better
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
AMD Sempron 3100+
AMD Athlon 64 (any model)
AMD Athlon FX series or better
Even those among us who are not fortunate enough to be nerds know that RAM is important. Without sufficient RAM, frame rates and response speed will drop, while loading times will soar. While it probably has less of an effect that the graphics card on the frame rate, even having a top graphics card won't help you run the game if you only have 128MB.
The minimum requirements for BFME called for 256MB system memory. BFME2 will probably require twice of that - if you are lucky. Even if the minimum specs are put at 256MB, running with 256 or even 512MB would result in long loading times and performance that can hardly be called acceptable. A clean Windows XP SP2 system easily takes up 300MB of system memory without the additional help of programs eating RAM, and systems with 256MB RAM are highly unlikely to run any modern games.
I would count on 512MB up to 1Gig of ram even into the 1.5Gig range for a lag free game play.
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