Um, does anyone here play Far Cry anymore? If so, does anyone know if there's a patch for dual core computers. It literally takes about 2-5 minutes for Far Cry to load a level. Even then, it also hangs up when starting the game. Anyone have any ideas?
P.S. I've tried googling and all I get is AMD dual core patches
I'm trying to make the connection here as to why you're posting your processor, and asking for dual core patches or whatever to make your game load more quickly...
The processor has little to do with loading a game, I think that your harddrives are reaching capacity, they are simply slow, or you have patched the game and now it has a lot more to load.
Getting a better processor won't help your game load times. Unless I'm missing something, as I've never used far cry.
Do you mean forever to load as in compared to what you're used to, what you used before hand? Or really slow as in you expected it to be faster due to the processor upgrade, or he fact that you have a new processor and you installed and expected it to load faster. Regardless, with that much memory, it couldn't be having problems loading that into it.
If you want performance, I suggest you buy a faster hard drive, as the hard drives I see in your sig are all fairly low performers.
Well, that post was in October. I have yet to retry it, but I don't think it's my hard drives. I think the problem lies elsewhere.
My old computer that loaded the game fast and ran fine:
AMD Athlon 64 3200 NewCastle @ 2.2 GHz (Stock) w/ Zalman 7000Cu
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe nForce 3 250GB
Corsair XMS 2 Gigs @ DDR400 2-3-3-6
PNY GeForce 6800 w/NV5 Silencer @ Stock Speeds
Western Digital 200GB SATA2 @ SATA1
That's all the factors that are from my old computetr that I see (to my understanding) deal with the performance of the game, as far as load times go.
How full are your harddrives, and have you done any tests to see how your hard drives perform? After 80% capacity for a hard drive, performance dips for a lot of hard drives.
Regardless, let's use the process of elimination.
1) It is very, very unlikely that a new processor like this would have any effect on the load times of a game, especially a bad one. If you look at your cpu usage while in task manage during the time the game is loading, your processor has a very, very small chance of staying about 50% for very long. Also, it's not a dual core issue. Even those games weren't written for dual cores, this means that they were not optimized for it, windows should still handle distributing among both cores what would have previously been made for one. This will not affect load times.
2) You have 2 gigs of memory, and the most memory intensive games I've seen take about at most 1 gig, so you should have no problem loading the models into memory and what not. Really, you shouldn't.
Did you turn up the graphics a lot since last time you played? What exactly has changed? I'm not an expert game designer, but if you change the texture quality, I'm pretty sure that requires more and larger files to be loaded from the hard drive.
3) I can't imagine the video card slowing down your loading times.
What else does that leave?
and "ASUS K8N-E Deluxe nForce 3 250GB".
250 GB? What do you mean?
Perhaps you should try benchmarking the hard drives. Also, how much faster did your old system load this game? In under 2 minutes? in under 1 minute?
Other than that, all my other games (CS:Source, HL2, Battlefield2, Battlefield2142, Oblivion, Rainbow Six Vegas, etc.) run flawlessly. I'm installing the game right now and all the patches to see if I still have issues. Will report back with any findings.
Don't know if I clarified earlier, but the 2 Seagates are not raided. Nor is the primary one that full.
Playing the game, it's fine. Loading the levels, takes ridiculously long. I'm talking about at least a minute and a half! I tried to just put the game onto one core rather than it running off of two, but that didn't change much. I have the Logitech G15 keyboard and was monitoring my CPU Load and Memory Load during the game. During load, the game was using both cores, and barely hit the 50% mark, so I have no idea. I've also already patched it to 1.4.
I disagree. My AMD Athlon 64 3200 doesn't even support Dual Channel Mode since it's socket S754. But anyways, I use to run the game on a Seagate Barracuda (sp) that was hooked up by parallel ATA and it loaded fairly faster than my current build. Oh well, I had to uninstall it to make room for some other programs, so no biggy anymore. Besides, I've already beaten the game.