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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 03:12 PM
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my super wild arse guess:

In my limited experience its always been the disk cache thrashing... at the end of the day, it will prolly not fit in real memory... and will have to page out to the disk.

- run the test, see if its hits the HDD... ie. check to see if the HDD light is blinking when the test is running)
more than likely it wont hit the HDD... it just inspecting info on your hardware rather than running an actual load on the system to see if it passes.

- then run the game... odds are if you dont have a high end graphics card, its gonna off load alot of the stuff intended for the GPU and its ram to your CPU and your mobo's ram + disk paging...

If you are getting disk hits during game play... swap out your HDD for a SSD... or at the very least defrag the drive that has the page mem allocated on it.
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I have tried Cam Studio, Camtasia Studio, FRAPS, WeGame, and many other stupid capture programs and the one that causes teh LEAST crash is WeGame, so I use that but even without WeGame HL2 lags (FPS lags not internet lags) on LOW settings. Now I KNOW something isn't right... Here is the picture below to the RECCOMENDED specs and my specs.




EDIT: I just did a test out of curiosity and according to the specs, my laptop can run Batman: Arkham Asylum on low. So why is it that it says I can run a next gen game on low but I can run a game from 2006 on low?!?!?! I'm furious, this is why I hate computers lol
if you can check to verify, but from what im seeing, it looks like your graphics card is integrated and not a stand alone mobile gfx card. the problem with that is, is that the memory is shared between the graphics and the rest of the system. HL2 is also very Physics heavy... so its hitting the graphics card and its memory, plus the CPU and its memory... im a bit drunk watching the Bear game, and i dont have HL2 installed to check myself, but see if you can disable the Physics (maybe labled PhysX) in the game, and that may help alot.


also gotta remember that while yes HL2 is an older game.... it was completly revolutionary when it came out, and brought new systems to thier knees when it came out. and Valve never leaves good enough alone, they update the code quite a bit.

so im thinking that the integrated graphics with shared memory, along with the physics of the game may be your problem. course ive been drinking most of the day, so someone may come in and shred this theory.... but its what im thinking.


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if you can check to verify, but from what im seeing, it looks like your graphics card is integrated and not a stand alone mobile gfx card. the problem with that is, is that the memory is shared between the graphics and the rest of the system. HL2 is also very Physics heavy... so its hitting the graphics card and its memory, plus the CPU and its memory... im a bit drunk watching the Bear game, and i dont have HL2 installed to check myself, but see if you can disable the Physics (maybe labled PhysX) in the game, and that may help alot.


also gotta remember that while yes HL2 is an older game.... it was completly revolutionary when it came out, and brought new systems to thier knees when it came out. and Valve never leaves good enough alone, they update the code quite a bit.

so im thinking that the integrated graphics with shared memory, along with the physics of the game may be your problem. course ive been drinking most of the day, so someone may come in and shred this theory.... but its what im thinking.
Man that sucks! I wish I had a REAL option other than "Buy a new PC" because I am not doing that to play a bunch of HL2 mods.

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Man that sucks! I wish I had a REAL option other than "Buy a new PC" because I am not doing that to play a bunch of HL2 mods.
Unfortunately thats the only option so yeah I wouldn't buy a new one just for mods ( as much as I love doing them I wouldn't by a new pc over it)


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