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Old 09-30-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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In Battlefield 2 my computer stutters whenever I look at something new. I'm guessing it's because the computer is rendering that certain object. But whenever it does stutter I always here noise from the Hard Drive. I thought it might be RAM so I bought some more and currently have 1.5 gigs. But it still sutters so now I'm wondering if it's my video card. It's a 256MB 6200 which is slightly overclocked.

My question, when the video card runs out of memory does it utilize Virtual Memory, which I think accounts for the stutters and Hard Drive noise, when it requires more?
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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In Battlefield 2 my computer stutters whenever I look at something new. I'm guessing it's because the computer is rendering that certain object. But whenever it does stutter I always here noise from the Hard Drive. I thought it might be RAM so I bought some more and currently have 1.5 gigs. But it still sutters so now I'm wondering if it's my video card. It's a 256MB 6200 which is slightly overclocked.

My question, when the video card runs out of memory does it utilize Virtual Memory, which I think accounts for the stutters and Hard Drive noise, when it requires more?
Is it a TC video card? like 6200TC? those use up your real ram.. not good..

Not to mention.. that video card.. is just plain crap.
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From what I understand, BF2 needs at least 2GB of memory to run smoothly.

The 6200 is being strectched a bit to handle that game. Espeacialy if it is a TC (Turbo Cache) model because it uses up your system memory.
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From what I understand, BF2 needs at least 2GB of memory to run smoothly.

The 6200 is being strectched a bit to handle that game. Espeacialy if it is a TC (Turbo Cache) model because it uses up your system memory.
you only need 2 gigs of ram to run BF2 maxed out.. at 1 gig it is ok if you just turn down the settings a bit.
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:28 PM   #5
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The thing is, my Task Manager says BF2.exe is only using about 700 MB of RAM. And no I don't have a TC model.
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Default Re: Virtual Memory for Video Card?

How high do u have the graphics set? if its too high you will stutter. also, from personal experiance with a 6200, it works best with DX 7.0. so if you are running DirectX 9.0 in the game, that could also be causing teh stuttering.
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Thanks for the info. This has been happening recently with the last 2 patches. in 1.0 it worked fine then got gradually worse. Now it stutters whether I'm running on Low or Medium. And how do I exactly downgrade my Direct X?
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check in the video options in game. it should be in there.
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Checked in the Video options and no dice. Just quality and resolution settings. No DirectX.
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