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Battlefield 1942 runs like crap

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DipStickTony

Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2002
Location
Madison Heights, MI
Im looking into getting a new videocard for my brothers computer, he currently has a mx440 that is o/c VERY high and he still cannot play battlefield 1942 at very good frame rates.
(see sig for complete computer description)

For those to lazy to look:
256megs pc2700 ddr
2000+ stock
mx440 ~300/590

8x6x32 38fps
8x6x16 55fps

10x7x32 ~24
10x7x16 ~36

3dmark2k1se 10x7x32 ~7700

Now I was looking at a sapphire 8500le 94$ shipped @ newegg
reviews said it comes o/c out of the box at 275/580, the ram is 3.8ns. At newegg it says that this IS built by Ati but it does not seem to have bga ram, not sure which it is.
Sapphire 8500le @ newegg


Was also looking at the aopen ti4200s which has 3.6ns non bga ram and comes clocked at 250/275(uses the same core as ti4600)
Link to aopen ti4200 @ newegg

I dont want to spend a whole lot of money because this isnt even for my system but I can spend anything up to ~ 180$ so and tips would be great.

Also my friend is offering 65$ for the great o/c msi mx440 so The card wont set me back to much, and if the 8500le only costs 95$ and if it will suffice then it would be great.

Also is 256megs of ram enough for this game since on my system with my ti4400 clocked at 300/650 i still only get around 48fps average running at 1024x768x32.

Thanks for the help.
 

nealric

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Joined
Sep 9, 2002
Location
under the floorboards
yeah- the gf4ti or radeon should fix that right up.
256megs is really too little for bf1942
I first ran it with 512 and it ran perfectly
One of my sticks died and now it runs awfully
 

tbirdkiri

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Joined
Jul 24, 2001
Location
nor-cal
Acctually, its not the video card at all thats making the game run bad. Its the Ram....

Bf1942 is a ram hog, and theres nothing you can do about it cept to get more ram. i recommend 512 at least for anyone with hopes to play it smoothly. you will thank me later.