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Red Alert 2 Strange lag on xp


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redalertplzslow

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Every time i load up red alert 2 at the main menu it lags before sh0wing the red alert video thingy n middle.
then its fast .Then when i CLick build a unit it lags when it starts and afterit building a unit.which is a little square that that has a line that goes around it as it goes around the square disapears and when garasining a building.it might be the video driver or something about that cuz its always seems to be an animation.Field Value.... SPecs
Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name *my name* black and white
User Name hunter

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Sempron, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3300+
Motherboard Name FIC K8M-800M (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8380 K8M800, AMD Hammer
System Memory 448 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (07/26/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (64 MB)
3D Accelerator VIA/S3 UniChrome Pro
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (MPF4150048400)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Disk Drive ST3100011A (93 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4482B
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 91055 MB (75202 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 4329 MB (141 MB free)
Total Size 93.1 GB (73.6 GB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.101)
Modem SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

Peripherals
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device USB Human Interface Device

Problems & Suggestions
Problem Disk free space is only 3% on drive D:.



video one



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Video Adapter Properties
Device Description VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
Adapter String VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
BIOS String 98.F0.00.44x#
Chip Type VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
DAC Type Internal
Installed Drivers vtdisp (6.14.10.0138-16.94.39.16)
Memory Size 64 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer
Company Name S3 Graphics
Product Information http://www.s3graphics.com
Driver Download http://www.s3graphics.com/drivers.jsp

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Facedown98

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Are you using the most updated drivers? When did this start? Has the game ever worked properly? Have you made any changes to your system recently?
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you are using the intergrated graphics, and worse its the unichrome s3 video. Its great for surfing the web and watching videos. However, it is a terrible gaming card. In addition you are playing on a semperon. While I think its better than intel's solution, it doesn't have the power (computational, math coprocessor). rts games in general are computational heavy.

my recomendation is to upgrade your video card if possible.

upgrade your memory. At the moment you have 512megs of ram with 64megs of it dedicated to the video. Its what they call "shared" memory. If you went to a gig of ram you would see improvements all across the board.

(when it lags, do you notice hdd activity? if so then it is swapping data between memory and hard drive)
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Are you using the most updated drivers? When did this start? Has the game ever worked properly? Have you made any changes to your system recently?

it used to work properly i migth of messed it up i scanned for viruses
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Please respond to starjax's post as well, however, what makes you think that you messed it up?
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