Okay my spec is
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ Duel-Core (skt 939)
2GB Ram, pc3200 CL2 400mhz
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 512mg
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bt
230V 550W PSU
200gb HD SATA II Maxtor HD (OS)
250gb HD IDE Seatage Barracuda
250gb External Western Digital Mybook
22" Widescreen 1680 x 1050
The trouble im currently getting is with games, the games themselves run fine and on high spec, but i'l use Gears of War for an example, the game runs smooth smooth smooth then say in an intence battle or randomly the game will pause to load something new into the game, this happens alot when in an intense battle or when going into a new room orwhen there is a lot going on, the hard drive doesnt even make a sound untill then.
Iv ran this in windows XP, and no problems at all, but then Vista is DX10
This happens with other games aswell, Crysis it does it majorly, but im not compairing that as im probaly going to have to upgrade to quad core to get any steady sort of gameplay out of it.
Its just these little loading jolts like it has forgot to put information into memory.
I think its Windows Vista, my best guess is that its using the hard drive as extra RAM and it just isnt that fast and is resulting in joltyness.
I thought maybe it was just with high end games, but it does the same in games that dont stress my maching, STALKER for instance, has a lot of loading jolts, Call of Duty 4.. actualy i think that runs fine, The Witcher, that has a few loading jolts.
A strange thing aswell, when i load a game and 3D is introduced i can here the performance level coming from my PC, im not sure what it is, it sounds like the fan on my powerpack, or graphics card i cant make out where its coming from, its kind of a hiss sound as the fan gets faster, but like when i get a loading jolt, the hiss stops, its like its fast when the game is running well, and i get a jolty hiss when its under stress, also differnt pitches of hiss for differnt games, im not sure what it is.
But i dont think that is relivant to the problem.
I was just wondering if anyone knows anything i can do to maybe stop these loading problems, its not that things load slowly either, gears of war is a farely fast load, and cnc3 litteraly takes 5 seconds to load a new level, if less, but that runs fine anyway.
Is it a Vista issue? what can i try to stop this from happening?