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jfri
04-27-2004, 07:20 PM
I have a little problem with FOB. Often after playing it WIN XP shows a message 'low on virtual memory' and I also think there is lot
of waiting diskaccess. This is valid only for FOB. Any advice? I have 512 M Ram which should be sufficient I think.

jfri
04-27-2004, 07:20 PM
I have a little problem with FOB. Often after playing it WIN XP shows a message 'low on virtual memory' and I also think there is lot
of waiting diskaccess. This is valid only for FOB. Any advice? I have 512 M Ram which should be sufficient I think.

horseback
04-27-2004, 07:54 PM
FOB? The only thing I can think of that that stands for is "Friends of Bill (Clinton)", and memory wasn't the only thing they used up.

cheers

horseback

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tttiger
04-27-2004, 08:10 PM
FOB is a once widely-used term that died with the rise of Fed-Ex and UPS.

It stands for Free On Board, which means free shipping.

Doesn't cause me any memory problems at all...that I can recall...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ttt

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LEBillfish
04-27-2004, 08:25 PM
Virtual Memory is actually hard drive space allocated to work "like ram" it also called a "paging file". Have too little of it and it is possible to have the system freeze up. You must also remember where in 512mb of ram for Win98 was a lot, WinXP alone eats up much more of it...Considerably more. Couple with that whatever else you have running, and it is possible to eat it up rather quickly. Though it is actually a bit more involved then that (and I'd suggest reading your help files on it) suffice to say your ram, and virtual memory are being used to their limits.

Click on My Computer>Control Panel>System>Advanced Tab>Performance Settings Button>Advanced Tab>Virtual Memory Change Button. For most folks I'd suggest selecting "Sytem Managed Size". Or feel free to sacrifice more then what is currently set of your hard drive space up to the allowed maximum it will give you. Naturally you may discover you have no more room to spare.

DO NOT reduce the amount as you know you already do not have enough or change it from "system managed if you do not feel confident doing so.

Another option is to learn "what you can shut down" before flying......I have found running Norton Anti-Virus causes me to lag terribly.

Hope this helps you "start" improving on the problem. Good luck and for some excellent help check out www.blackviper.com (http://www.blackviper.com)

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WUAF_Badsight
04-28-2004, 12:49 AM
FB might not have as many things happening on-screen as other games .... but it is a CPU & RAM intensive game none the less

for smooth gameplay lots of things can be the hinderance but CPU & RAM are the first things i ask about when i hear of smooth running issues

FB loves RAM & is a CPU intensive game ......

each bullet you fire even is a packet of infomation with laws that require real time calculating regarding its flight path

your plane has a Flight Model the is calculated as you are flying based on certian enviromental conditions ( Alt , Speed , Height , Map ) & performance abilitys (plane performance abilitys)

FB is not a simple game

Fehler
04-28-2004, 04:42 AM
One of the things I did to speed up Windows paging was create a separate partition for the swap file only. It works great, and your system doesnt have to go through lots of fragmented file parts to find it.

Secondly, I have used this for a long, long time. A little program called "Enditall". What it does is shut down all the little programs that are front loaded during start-up of windows. It is very "Configurable", and easy to use. I leave my DVD RW software running in the background, but shut everything else off before starting a session of FB. The only warning here is you have to reboot to get your popup/spam/spyware/virus blockers to work again, so checking your EMails, etc after running the program is not advised.

After doing all of this, I dont get any stutters except for "New player" ones which should be gone when the dedicated server patch comes out. That and the occassional 4x 30mm stutters from firing all the guns with the Me-262.

My computer isnt even the best in the world, so it may help you as well.

AMD XP2600
Asus A7V8X-X
1024 MB PC2700 DDR
Sapphire Ati 9800 Pro 128
Western Digital 60G 7200 RPM HD
Win XP Pro

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SeaFireLIV
04-28-2004, 04:44 AM
Too true, Badsight. I don`t think people realise the complexity that goes on under the bonnet of this sim. Compared to other games I run MTW, , even Unreal Tournament 2004 (released a month agoand quite intensive), it`s always FB that`s overheating my PC case!

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jfri
04-28-2004, 07:32 AM
Where can I find this endit all program?

B16Enk
04-28-2004, 07:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jfri:
Where can I find this endit all program?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
According to google:

http://home.ptd.net/~don5408/toolbox/enditall/