High Mem Usage for Game...

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  1. GuardianofNight

    GuardianofNight Registered Member

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    Hi everyone... I have recently noticed playing a online game that I've played since March 2003 called The Sims Online seems to lag alot. Its like I start playing the game and after 5 minutes or so, it begins to freeze like heck and I open Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and it shows the memory usage at 100,000 and some!! I know this isn't normal for this game because I've seen it before. There hasn't been any updates in awhile and I'm concerned at how I go about on trying to investigate the problem. Do I need to contact my ISP or the company that made the game? I only have running what I've always had running... the game, Yahoo! Messenger, NOD32, and Windows Firewall.

    Thanks and any help would be appreciated!!

    Robert
     
  2. Infinity

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    Hi Robert, it's difficult to say...100,000 is waaaay too much for playing any online game.

    What are your system specs? sometimes adding another 256/512 mb of ram can improve online gaming...

    I don't know what exactly could cause this...indeed maybe isp or dial up or whatever.
     
  3. GuardianofNight

    GuardianofNight Registered Member

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    Hey Infinity, thanks for replying back :). Yes, I would think it would be.... I am so far not experiencing anything but could it be a hack attack or? I don't think it would be... my router has WEP enabled (Linksys router) and all the computers have Windows Firewall on.
     
  4. Infinity

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    nahh, high memory usage of games/apps has not much to do with hack attacks...@ least if your download source was not comprimised.

    at least get your downloads from original source and not from p2p ;)

    Since when are you experiencing this?
     
  5. TheGuidingLight

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    Hey again Infinity :), oh noo lol. I never download software or music because I know in my country it is illegal. I bought this game from a store when it first came out.. and I've been experiencing the issue for probably about a week now.
     
  6. Infinity

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    sounds like some bug or memory leak ...

    if that game is sucking up those amounts of mem. then maybe it is a memory leak in conjunction with some software program...

    like I said, 1000 of possibilities :p
     
  7. stryder83

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    Just an idea.....

    The next time this happens, open the task manager again and look at performance. Does the CPU usage spike? Does mem usage level off for the 5 mins it's frozen / lagged?

    In any case, use the event log to capture these moments of lag and look for an inconsistancy. If a specific process is taking up most of the memory, your game may be in "limbo" until there is space in memory.

    Another idea would be to decrease the priority of the memory-sucking process. Unless it is a system process like RPC, you can lower the priority so that your game will get the memory before that specific process will.

    Regards,
    Brandon
     
  8. Firecat

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    Have you installed the latest updates for the game? :)
     
  9. hadi

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    and the latest updates for the graphic card.
     
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