Night missions ? You must be running the special forces pack. Those are
harder on graphics it seems, though you would think they would be easier,
being mostly dark and such.
Anyways, don't know if you have the luxury of looking down or searching this
newsgroup, but there is a thread on this already. The problem seems to be
limited to BF2 as I haven't been able to reproduce it under BF2142.
I'll cut and past my post on this, if you have a 2nd monitor and the 7300GT
lets you hook it up, you can run the test and see what you get as well.
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I'm going to have to look at your fix.I Played for about 2 1/2 hours tonight
and I hooked up a second monitor, so I could watch resource monitor on it
while I played. I wanted to see where all the disk activity was.
After watching that, I'm not sure it's completely a pagefile issue.
Every time my system would lag, it wasn't the page file getting hammered,
files like Common_client.zip and objects.client.zip. This would happen about
5 mins into the game and would last for 15 mins after the load of a map.
The whole time my max CPU was at 75% and max memory was 1.38GB out of 2GB.
I'm also wondering of some of the stuttering is video card related while it
loads up the textures or something. The game seems to be a tad more jerky
the first 2-3 mins of map and then smoothes out.
It was really odd that 10-15 mins into the game, I see those two zip files
getting a very high read rate on them. Not sure if that's a punkbuster check
or not. I have that folder excluded in my anti-virus, as well as I stopped
my AV while I was playing.
So I'm no longer positive more memory would help, since the pagefile access
was there, but light. It was the ZIP files that would cause my system to
chug along. Wonder what Vista is doing that XP isn't ?
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"hypnoticsnake" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Got a ?While playing bf2 with aero off.I notice stuttering or lagging.
> Seems too come from hdd access.I have a athlon 2.0 64,2 gigs dual channel,
> and 7300gt.I know this is a new os but I was wondering if it has a new way
> of reading and writing to hard drives.Xp ran great.Also night missions
> are very laggy.Any ideas would be great.I dual boot xp but wolud like to
> find the problem before changing over.All new drivers throughout.