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Member has 6 sec lag beginning of every round.

Post by Redbeerd » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:15 pm

I have one player/clan member that experiences a 6 seconds lag at the start of every round. He also claims to have a long load time to get into the map. This member live in The Netherlands. Once he is in, he can play fine as long as it is not a full server. Once the server fills, he lags. Does anyone have any clues what would cause this lag at the start of every round?

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Re: Member has 6 sec lag beginning of every round.

Post by TimeX » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:22 pm

That would depend a bit on what game it is. If it is one of the HL1/HL2/OB based games, looking at net_graph 3 or 4 should show if there is any choke or loss. Problems found there can often be corrected by adjusting rate settings.
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Post by Edge100x » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:35 pm

It sounds like he might be having problems with his hard drive speed, or that he might be low on RAM. I remember that they recently changed CS:S to do more loading at the beginning of the round.

Does he have this problem on servers near to him, as well?

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Post by Redbeerd » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:31 am

Thanks for the replies...

I gave him a link to this thread and I am waiting to see about his hardware.

TimeX: His problems are with Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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Re: Member has 6 sec lag beginning of every round.

Post by DUTCH-NL- » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:21 am

Mainboard : Asus P5K PRO
Chipset : Intel P31/P35
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3000MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Hard Disk : SAMSUNG HD321KJ ATA Device (320GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7203S
Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 22 inches
Network Card : Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Yukon 88E8056 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00

These are my system specs.
It takes 30 seconds to load a map, both on european server as on US server.
When I finally join a game and spawn I'll get lagspike for 5/6/7/8 seconds.
If you need more info let me know pls.
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Post by DUTCH-NL- » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:26 am

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Post by Edge100x » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:24 am

I specialize in server-side issues mainly, but on BC2, I believe that there are some new (beta?) ATI video card drivers out that help to address long loading times.

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Post by DUTCH-NL- » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:39 am

I have the latest ATI catalist 10.7 drivers

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Post by Edge100x » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:29 am

You might try lowering your graphics settings, as that will give the game less to load.

It also sounds like some ATI driver versions -- including the latest -- still have problems with BC2. Downgrading to 10.5a is also worth a try: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa ... otfix.aspx

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Re: Member has 6 sec lag beginning of every round.

Post by DUTCH-NL- » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:39 am

I've tried 10.5 hotfix now and so far no lag after roundstart but still long loading times. (30 seconds)

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Post by Redbeerd » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:55 am

That is good news... Half way there...

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Post by Edge100x » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:03 am

I've always had 30+ second loading times myself, so I'm not sure what to tell you on further optimizations, apart from lowering settings :). A client-oriented forum like http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/batt ... pany-2-pc/ might have more tips on this from other players.

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Re: Member has 6 sec lag beginning of every round.

Post by DUTCH-NL- » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:48 pm

Well I think its fixed!!!!
Went back to ATI 10.4 drivers ( after trying 10.8/ 10.7/ 10.6/ 10.5 because that are the only ones that say they fixed loading times for HD 5000 series cards.

Loading is now around 10 seconds and no longer lag at start of round.

So far its FIXED. HOOOAH

Thanks for all the help!!!

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Post by Edge100x » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:55 pm

I'm glad to hear that you were able to fix it :).

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