View Full Version : Loading speed

07-20-05, 03:42 AM
I was just wondering, besides the hard drive does anything affect loading speed significantly in games? I.E. Half life 2 loads pretty slowly for my tastes, is there anything I can do to minimize the load time?

07-20-05, 03:46 AM
what are your system specs?

07-21-05, 08:28 PM
Pentium 4 with HT 3.0 Ghz
512 MB ram
80 gig 7200 harddrive
geforce6800 256mb

07-21-05, 08:54 PM
defrag maybe? Your system should load things fine. Although 512mb ram anymore is pushing it.... 1gig should really become standard now.

07-21-05, 09:28 PM
Yea, its pretty unfragmented...about the ram though, Does more ram really help with load times? I always thought it'd help more with choppiness in game but not the loading time directly.

07-21-05, 09:34 PM
More memory definetely helps with load times. Move up to 1gb and you should definetely see your load times decrease.