Another BF2 Problem
Posted 27 June 2005 - 02:15 PM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 03:42 PM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 09:42 PM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:39 PM
I was also having CTD's with BF2 using a BFG 6600GT OC on a AMD 4000+; 1gig Corsair XMS system.
I increased the voltage to the RAM and removed, updated and reinstalled ALL drivers not just video. This has solved the problem.
Perhaps make sure you have given everything software and bios related a go before getting a new video card, unless you are seriously underpowered in which case, you can be pretty sure it is video related.
As for options, lots of people are still using the 5 series Geforce cards but for nominal dollar difference, I would go for a 6600 GT (try and stay away from the vanilla 6600's - ie, no 'GT').
The 6600GT's are very solid cards, a workhorse that will enable you to play most games on medium to high settings, depending on the rest of your system config. Don't expect to be playing new games on ultra high settings with 4 x AA and 8 x AF on a 6600GT though.
As for brands, BFG is a good brand and their products are backed by a lifetime warranty. As the 'OC' suggests, the 6600 GT OC and 6800 GT OC are overclocked out of the box - I think increasing the core clock frequency by 25 mhz or thereabouts. BFG cards also tend to over clock further quite well.
Leadtek are normally also very good, irrespective of their aesthetics. Gigabyte are making some decent cards now, and ASUS as always are popular.
Have a look on Google for comparisons of 6600 GT's and go from there.
Posted 28 June 2005 - 08:45 AM
Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:46 AM
I have a 64mb ddr nvidia geforce4 mx 420
Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:55 AM
Posted 28 June 2005 - 05:14 PM
The brands aren't necessarily similar. Some will offer higher clockspeeds, additional memory or better cooling. The chipset is the same but the cards vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
But, you can be reasonably certain it is your video card that is causing the crashes.
Edited by KGH, 28 June 2005 - 05:17 PM.
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