Slight stuttering in BF2 w/ High. Which setting?

ncasebee

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Here's my brand new system as of today.

EVGA SLI NF41 Mobo
AMD 4000+
Nvidia Geforce 7800 GTX
1 Gig 3200 Crucial Value Ram
250Gb Seagate 7200.8
Audigy Gamer
Xp Home

I hiked up all setting except for AA and Res at 1024*768 in Battlefield 2. I however still noticed a slight stutter. The stutter is similar to loading pauses. FPS is just fine however. I hadn't optimized the system, nor reformatted it yet. Do I need 2 Gigs of ram? Any cleaning I could do to negate the need for 2gigs of ram? Which setting will eliminate that loading stutter? Thx
 

QuantumPion

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textures or lighting or both to medium

u need 2 gigs o ram to run with all settings on max.
 

Pabster

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I run with max everything 1280x1024 4x AA and it runs like greased lightning, with a GT. So your GTX ought to be fine...
 

Gooberlx2

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Originally posted by: Pabster
I run with max everything 1280x1024 4x AA and it runs like greased lightning, with a GT. So your GTX ought to be fine...

How much RAM do you have?
 

jdogg707

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Runs fine at 1920x1200, all specs high with the Rig in my signature (4400+, 7800GTX, 2GB). Consistent 50FPS. 4X AA/16X AF
 

ballmode

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If you turn down the reflections and lighting, you will be able to get away with putting 2x or 4x AA on no problem.
 

ReliableData

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ram, and look at the programs running in the background, since you don't have dual core, they could be causing problems.
 

MobiusPizza

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Lower your sound quality to MEDIUM
High and low sound quality doesn't make much difference. But you save 200MB worth of memory

Move away all those video files. That saves you ~50-70MB of RAM usage


I am using 1GB of RAM with max setting except sound and the game has been very smooth for me
Using 3000+ and GeForce 6800 Ultra

One inevitable thing is playing on 32/64 multiplayer would make the game run chunky at first 20-30 seconds. That's when the RAM offloads to HDD
But after that it would be smoother
 

woodchuck69

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I have found that enabling hardware accleration on my Audigy 4 makes a difference.

Sounds like your main problem is 1 gb of ram and your HDD is caching while playing, causing it to stutter.
 

munchow2

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Originally posted by: AnnihilatorX
Lower your sound quality to MEDIUM
High and low sound quality doesn't make much difference. But you save 200MB worth of memory

Move away all those video files. That saves you ~50-70MB of RAM usage


I am using 1GB of RAM with max setting except sound and the game has been very smooth for me
Using 3000+ and GeForce 6800 Ultra

One inevitable thing is playing on 32/64 multiplayer would make the game run chunky at first 20-30 seconds. That's when the RAM offloads to HDD
But after that it would be smoother

Which video files are you talking about? Rather, how do I move them away as you say.
 

MobiusPizza

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Battlefield 2 > mods > bf2 > Movies

Create a new folder, and move all the files to the new folder
menu_loggedin.bik and menu.bik are the files that give you the rendered video of the menu
Removing them would make the video nonexistent. You can leave them if you want

but I removed them cause they make loading the menu in game seem quicker.
 

ncasebee

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I think those movies have alot to do with it. I got rid of em, and there is ALOT less startup stuttering. Think about it, the movies load a ton of MB into ram, and then that ram has to be reloaded. I would think that would save an enormous amount of loading.

By the way. I came from 3.2 GHZ P4 and 9800 Pro with same 1024 Mb of DDR400 ram.

Other tests from upgrade.
UT2004 MAXED runs like butter, where previously I had trouble doing medium. Impressed :)
3Dmark 03 :::::16411 Impressed :)
3Dmark 05::::::7855 (Top of the line hardware chugging. A view of the future. I hate upgrades. Fight scene and dragon...30fps....HOLY WOW...30 fps. :|
Vampire Bloodlines....Runs moderately better, but not perfect :(
Half Life 2......Performance is not what I had expected. With the Battlegrounds mod I was sticking at 60 FPS with bursts to 120. WTF? Is it still the Nvidia ATI feud thing? I had 1024*768 maxed Trilinear Filter/ No AA. I thought it would be 100+ constant. :(
Counterstrike Source Stress Test. 160 Fps up from 70 Fps. Impressed :) 2x+ improvement.
Battlefield 2 stuttering. :(
Still testing games.


This is why I like consoles. I spend nearly 1000$ on the top of the line parts, and this is what I get. Don't flame me, they are very very good parts. Vampire Bloodlines certainly isn't perfectly smooth. Morrowind still isn't butter smooth. Nice, but not perfect. With consoles, you get what you get, THE END. Performance is always pretty good. Why? Because it has to be. But that's apples and oranges.

Maybe I'm a freak. I don't know. Tell me your feelings peoples. Maybe I should change the topic name.