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Old 31st January 2005, 01:56   #1
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I got a strange problem.
Most of the time i'm playing America's Army. We use a ventrillo voice server. If i try to switch to windows/msn/or whatever program, it cost me somtimes +12/16 seconds to return to the game. Sometimes its only 5 seconds! If i ask my m8's on the same server to check their reconnecting speed on the same server, most of the times they are doing it pretty much faster!
Now i kow from experience, that no matter what you do, the Americas Army game uses all the procc and ram it can get. If i'm playing UT2004 online, or HL2 Single player, and i'll try to switch to Xp window with the windows key to check ventrillo voice server,msn, etc. and back to game, its takes me not more then +-5 secs.If I do that in the Americas Army game, it took me to many time to switch back to the game.
plz some advice.
 
Old 31st January 2005, 04:22   #2
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have you tried other ways like alt+tab or ctrl+alt+del ?
 
Old 31st January 2005, 23:06   #3
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Alt+tab is working, but switching time is still very long (15 sec sometimes)
 
Old 31st January 2005, 23:08   #4
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amount of RAM? HDD? fragmentation status? Location swapfile?

this is a swapfile/memory size issue, and HDD fragmentation all rolled into one
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Old 31st January 2005, 23:23   #5
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amount of RAM? HDD? fragmentation status? Location swapfile?

this is a swapfile/memory size issue, and HDD fragmentation all rolled into one
Ram: 2*512mb Ocz3700 Gold rev 3.0
Hdd: 60Gig WD 8mb buffer
Fragmentation status: ok, i do it very much (defragmentation)
Location swapfile: ????
-> where can i find that/check , and what can i do about it ?
 
Old 31st January 2005, 23:25   #6
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ideal would be to either put it on a seperate drive, or at least a different partition then the system drive.

the ultimate virtual memory tweaking guide: http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=143

it will speed up your overal system usage a lot if done right.
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Old 1st February 2005, 06:43   #7
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ok thx.
I'm gonna give it a try.
Later this week I'm gonna build me a Raid-0 setup.
 
Old 1st February 2005, 08:58   #8
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the ultimate virtual memory tweaking guide: http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=143

it will speed up your overal system usage a lot of done right.
I don't got Desert Eagles problem, but I only got 512MB RAM, so I want to try that too.
But isn't there a shorter guide this one is just too long .
 
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shorter guide:

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ideal would be to either put it on a seperate drive, or at least a different partition then the system drive.
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