He's right about that. Out of 7 hard drives I've owned, 5 have died during defrags. Just defrag once every few weeks.
As for preformance, I think there might be something deeper then settings and tweaks. I think there might be bugs in FH, since people with hardware that takes the minumum requirements and makes them their bitch is seeing huge slowdowns.
Of course, WOLF is a 64 person server. You play online anywhere with 64 people and you'll be slow.
and im still wondering where you got that x850pe.. i tried to buy it but it was widely unavailable.. [it was 2weeks ago tho, many thing could change] - any link?
Every xp3400+ ive seen has been 2.2ghz and 400 fsb ;)
Maybe he's confused with a 3.2 P4? :o
I defrag every week or every few days. It helps alot. I don't think defragging hurts anything, though. When you get one of those defragging programs like "Diskeeper Pro" it can be set to defrag whenever it needs to. So it's constantly defragging sometimes. But you don't notice this occuring since the files are rather small.
Whenever I defrag it takes 5 minutes.
Note: Windows comes with Diskeeper Lite. Diskeeper Pro is alot faster and better. So if you can get your hands on it I recommend it.
Or maybe he means a A64 3400+ (clawhammer) which is 800fsb but still only 2.2ghz ,you'd think ppl that spend that kind of money on a p.c would actually know whats inside it :D
tried some of this - don't have any lag on eastern blitz now
Tried abit of this esp some of the XP tweaking like Virtual Memory... went from 99.9 FPS to umm 99.9 FPS but Eastern Blitz and Breakthrough ran about 2 fps faster :) btw, how many of you run with Lightmaps enabled? I turned this option on and it made the inside of buildings really dark and you couldn't see shit which was not very useful.