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Bf2 And Pci


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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:33 PM

i have a radeon 9250 pci 256 mb
and i tried to run bf2 and all my graphics setting got messed up.
it siad my accelerator failed and had to restart
my friend ahs the same video card as me the radeon 9250 pci and it does the same thing to him
but his dad has the same card but in AGP
and bf2 runs fine with that
is it that bf2 wont run with pci?
im about to upgrade to a geforce 6200 PCI 256 mb will it work with that even though its pci?

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#2 Wizdabest

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 04:22 PM

Maybe it is that series of card with it?

I found This when I searched PCI, could this be your problem? If so, it looks like you'll just have to upgrade your video card.

"Note that if you have a ATI Radeon 9200 PCI card (this does not apply to AGP or PCI Express cards), you may experience this issue even after updating your drivers. Although this card meets the memory requirements for running the game, when tested it was not able to run the game with a stability adequate enough to make the official supported video card list in the Readme for the game. Updating your video card drivers as well as your motherboard firmware may help to resolve this issue. Please refer to your video card manufacturer for further instruction."


I pulled up the minimum specs just incase.


Battlefield 2 has the following minimum requirements. Please be advised that if your computer does not meet these requirements, the game may experience errors, poor performance, or may not run at all.

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Windows XP (32 bit version) with Administrator rights.
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1.7 GHz or faster processor.
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512 MB or more RAM.
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Supported 128 MB video card with the newest manufacturer drivers.
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CD Version, 8x or faster CD/DVD drive.
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DVD version, 8x or faster DVD drive.
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2.3 GB free hard disk space plus space for the Windows swap file and save data.

If you would like to take advantage of the higher detail video settings Battlefield 2 offers, we recommend the following specifications.

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2.4 GHz or faster processor.
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1 GB or more RAM.
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Supported 256 MB video card with the newest manufacturer drivers.

Supported Processors:

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Intel Pentium 4, Xeon, Extreme Edition, Celeron D.
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AMD Athlon XP, Athlon 64, Athlon 64-FX, Sempron.

Supported Video Cards:

ATI Radeon

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X700 (PCIe), X600 (PCIe), X800 XT Platinum Edition, X800 PRO, X300 series.
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9800 series, 9700 series, 9600 series, 9559 (RV350LX), 9500 series, 8500 series.

NVIDIA GeForce

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6600 (PCIe), PCX 5900 (PCIe).
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5800 series (AGP).
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6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800.


Edited by Wizdabest, 22 August 2006 - 04:22 PM.


#3 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:23 PM

all my pc has is pci slots...
lol darn does this mean i cant play
even if i get the geforce 6200

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 07:40 PM

well, it stated only that one ATI series gpu, I'm sure that card your looking at would probably work.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:43 AM

The problem with PCI slots is that they have a very limited bandwidth which causes problems for games trying to transfer textures and stuff to the graphics cards memory. PCI has 133MB/s while PCIe x16 (what most cards use nowadays) has 4000MB/s.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:45 PM

oo i see now
thank you
i just found out that i have one agp slot after all my pci slots
so i guess im in luck




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