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January 4, 2012 7:47:24 AM

We have two desktop computers; one store-bought and the other I rebuilt. The rebuilt PC takes 3x as long to load in an MMO game. These are its specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.83GHz
XFX Radeon HD 6750 DDR5 1GB
BioStar TP45HP Motherboard
2 GB RAM
Thermaltake 550w psu
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm 16mb sata-6gb

All drivers are up to date. I upgraded the hard drive, power supply and video card. I know the mobo does not support 6g hard drive speed, but i figured it would operate at the 3g. I was wondering if my processor was too slow for the gfx card.

MMOs Played: RIFT and Star Wars The Old Republic

Please do not mention RAID or CrossFire.... I dont know what that is, and am not intrested. Thanks
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January 4, 2012 7:55:05 AM

Its hard drive is probably clogged, fragmented and slow.

Quality HDDs these days have a cache of 64mb, this only has a 16mb cache. This will also contribute to the speed issues.

Defrag the HDD and run a disk cleanup - otherwise purchace a better hard drive.

I currently have a 3.4ghz Q6600, and 2 GTX460s in SLI.
Unfortunatly my WD Caviar Black no longer works :'(  as a result I run games from my external. The loading times are horrendus...At least if I want to make a coffee I can do it while I wait for it to load.
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January 4, 2012 8:01:06 AM

yup, defrag maybe and another 2Gb of ram in there,
I'd suggest a better gfx card and overclocking but I don't get the impression you are after that advice :) 
the ram alone will make a big difference
Moto
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January 4, 2012 8:18:56 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
yup, defrag maybe and another 2Gb of ram in there,
I'd suggest a better gfx card and overclocking but I don't get the impression you are after that advice :) 
the ram alone will make a big difference
Moto


The 6750 is a top notch sub $100 GFX Card, anyone after a cheap upgrade should go for it.

And yeah, knock the RAM up to 4GB and you will probably see a difference, MMOs are huge and RAM really can contribute.
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January 4, 2012 8:51:28 AM

MMO also depends on network speed, how are they connected to internet?
run speed test on both (like speakeasy) or some other, maybe problem in there
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January 4, 2012 9:34:36 AM

duxducis said:
MMO also depends on network speed, how are they connected to internet?
run speed test on both (like speakeasy) or some other, maybe problem in there


As I said before, two desktops. They are connected to the same internet (15mbps) and playing the same games. My graphics card is better than the 2nd pc. However, the other pc has a quad core processor, the pc having the problem only has duo core.

2nd PC specs:
intel core i7 2.8ghz
radeon 5700
8gb ram
WD Caviar 1T 7200rpm/32mb/3g
running win7

Also, my PC has win xp SP3
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January 4, 2012 9:41:58 AM

what is the hdd in the other PC, and how much ram does it have?
as you only appear to have told us half of the story.
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January 4, 2012 9:49:34 AM

13thmonkey said:
what is the hdd in the other PC, and how much ram does it have?
as you only appear to have told us half of the story.


Read edited post. I didn't know the 2nd PC's specs when I wrote the original question.
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January 4, 2012 10:04:51 AM

If the 5700 card is the 5770 the answer is pretty simple.
The second computer is better in practically every way.

The extra ram, better harddrive and better processor will help with load times a massive amount.
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January 4, 2012 1:34:04 PM

espildener said:
Read edited post. I didn't know the 2nd PC's specs when I wrote the original question.


the faster PC is faster, in every way (except possibly the GPU, which would make gaming betterm but not loading)
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