QUAKE11 AND HERETIC 11 PROBLEMS
When I play either quake2 or heretic2 the hard drive access light and the cdrom drive light both blink constantly slowing both games down quite a bit. If I disable music in the game everything runs fine with no fast blinking lights. With music enabled both games run real jerkily no matter what video card I use. I tried running the games with all my cards out except the riva but no change.
ABIT BH6 MB
CREATIVE LABS GRAPHICS BLASTER RIVA TNT AGP
SB LIVE VALUE PCI SOUND CARD
2 STB VOODOO2 CARDS-SLI
LT WIN MODEM ISA
IBM DESKSTAR 4.3GIG
QUANTUM BIG FOOT 6.4GIG
AZZO 64MEG CAS2 125MHZ
VIEWSONIC PS790 19" MONITOR
HI-VAL 24X CD ROM DRIVE
All the cards and MB have the latest Bios and or drivers.
I even took out the riva and tried ati rage fury32mg and a stb velocity 128pci but to no avail.
I sure would appreciate some advice.Thanks.
Sounds like a swap issue, either set your swap file to a static value (like 256megs) or so, or upgrade to 128megs ram.
With sound off, you use less ram, hence less swapping... Just a thought.
Ram isn't the problem... try turning on DMA mode for the cd-rom drive in the control panel->system->device manager
you could also try going to the control panel->system->performance tab->file system->cd-rom tab->and changing the supplemental cache size to something smaller or larger maybe. And making sure the optamizing pattern is correct
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