Hey everybody, maybe someone can help me with this.
I play bfbc2 on my laptop, but I have been getting awfully low FPS on it.
2.46 GHz centrino 2 dual core
GeForce 9800m GS 512 RAM and up to 2gigs with shared memory with main RAM
PC has 4gigs of RAM installed.
Idk if this help, 1366X768 resolution.
Win 7 64bit, ubuntu dual boot.
I have turned all settings to lowest, but still only get 25-45 FPS, which is plain horrific considering this PC played MW2 on all max graphics. Also, when I put all settings to high except AA, vsync and that weird hsomething, there only seems to be minor differenced in FPS from all on low, which is totally weird.
I have tweaked some graphics settings in the Nvidia control panel and the settings.ini file in the bfbc2 folder under Documents.
So, here's a copy of the file setting.ini:
I will say right now your lucky to even play it at all. My friend has a laptop similar in specs to yours and cannot run the game. You could look into updating your drivers, and there is always over clocking, but on a laptop that is not recommended.
Do you think the cpu or the gpu is bogging me down?
I have options for overclokingm and I also have extra cooling options with external fans and stuff.
If its the cpu, I could dig into my pocket and buy one I already have my eyes upon, and yes I know how to install it.
However, I now regret that I spent a thousand bucks on a laptop when I could have gotten a much better desktop for the same price...
Overclocking a laptop is amazingly stupid, I highly sugest you do not do this. your 9800 512 doesn't really have much grunt either. And upgrading a cpu in a laptop is possible sometimes most of the time is not succesfull.
I've had this Core 2 Duo e6600 2.4GHz since 2006 and last year added a GTX 260 (4 gigs ddr2 ram, win 7 64bit) and currently all max settings or lowest settings I get like 20 - 45 FPS. It drops down to 0 or 1 fps all the time, and while loading single-player missions it drops as well, 0 - 7 FPS - when the loading screen shows that zooming around with pixles loading. I know it is my CPU because it has been bottle-necking my GPU even when I had a 7900GTX it seemed. I'm gettin a i7 soon anyway, but that's just my situation. Yours seems similar, considering your CPU is similar. MW2 I get fine FPS. It just seems that in any game where there are a lot of moving things with dust and other particles my CPU can't handle it even if its max or low settings. I play on highest settings still, though.