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LedZep

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#1 15 years ago

Sys Specs: 1.4 Gig Athlon 256mb PC 150 ATI Radeon 9500 Pro Sound Blaster Live Cable (256k Connection /w Router & Firewall) 40 Gig 7200 Western Digital XP Pro Full Install Abit KTRaid Motherboard

Heres the situation Ill be playing the game and it will be fine or it will be very bad at start with lag. Then as it goes along through out the game it will get better or worse. THere is really no trend, I do not understand what is wrong. I have tried lowering graphics thinking it was my comp with no difference. I have tried joining servers with fewer people with no differnce, a server with 40 people is the same as a server with 10 people. Also the levels make no diff, Omaha does it as much as El Alm. Any ideas hoping Apocalypse Kid has an idear. :agreed:

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VonMeyer

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#2 15 years ago

Router i think.




VonStriker

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#3 15 years ago

VonMeyer might be close. Turn-off the firewall if you can. Has it worked OK before? Try the Game without going through the Router?

How about Resources..... the XP gobblins eating-up that 256meg at times.... sometimes not. Page-file getting too much use. All depends on what XP is doing in the background.... (Virus Prog?) If there's no real trend to it, it could be XP.




VonMeyer

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#4 15 years ago

Is 768 too much for a paging file? thats what its set at since i had this computer.




C0CKER

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#5 15 years ago

if it just gets randomly bad....then my assumption is that you have a program that is starting while bf1942 is running...have you tried ad-aware?




LedZep

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#6 15 years ago

I do have Norton running in background, I always wondered about my 256mb of ram.... :uhm:

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notxjack

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#7 15 years ago

i used to get crazy lag, too, i have a 1.6 with (then) 256 megs of 266 mhz ddr, but i got another 256 card of 266 mhz ddr and it cleaned up like 95% of my problems




[4/12 FFR] YoYo

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#8 15 years ago

well i used to get a bit of lag when i had 256mb ram now i have 512mb it no lag...




VonStriker

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#9 15 years ago

VonMeyer.... that's a bit small for a Pagefile. EA reccomends setting the maximum at 1024, and that's OK. I went further by making it a firm 1500meg on a separate partition. But that takes a special proceedure.

LedZep.... Norton's a glutton for resources if your a bit short of Ram to begin with, and your close to the wire. Turn-off as many background programs as possible, and start putting quarters in the "Ram-Chip Jar".




C0CKER

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#10 15 years ago

Originally posted by LedZep I do have Norton running in background, I always wondered about my 256mb of ram.... :uhm: :cya:

As VonStriker stated, Norton takes up a shitload of ram, as well as cpu power. I definetly recomend getting another 256mb. Its cheap and you will see a difference between night and day!