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Old 11-05-2006, 06:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Maybe I missed it but did you uninstall and reinstall the game?

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Old 11-05-2006, 07:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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is your hd activity light coming on during these short breaks in the gameplay?

maybe a far shot, but its happened before that some program running in the background which is accessing the hd every second or 2 and freezes everything else...

so my suggestion would be to fire up msconfig, (start > run: msconfig) go along to the last tab called "startup" and disable everything except driver apps etc (like the ATI Tray app).

after you do that, restart and see if its made any differences, if it has, you'll know its a program that you have on automatic startup, which narrows it down immensely.
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes I have thought about that, but I always get stumped on what I should and shouldnt axe from the startup list

obviously, windows system and driver apps, but there are few others in there that i dont know much about
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well google them and there is one site that has a data base of starup stuff so you dont terminate the wrong thing and if you uncheck it and you need it cant you just go back and re check it?


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