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100% CPU Usage = LAG *please help*

Discussion in 'UO Resources' started by knobtown, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. knobtown

    knobtown Guest

    I REALLY need help! I have tried everything trying to fix this problem.

    Here's the deal. When I start the uo client my cpu jumps up to 100% and doesnt stop until I close the program. The 100% usage is lagging my character to an almost crawl (it's brutal).

    I have read all the other posts on stratics in regard to this issue but nothing helped. I have tried changing the priority in process but that didnt help. I have defraged my hard drive swept and all the other disk cleaning programs. I have also "run compatible" OS to try to fix it, but had no success. I have a newer computer that definetly has enough horsepower to run a 1997 program.

    I'm sorry for the long post but I am desperate! Is there any computer guru that could help me?!?

    Thank you,
    Britt

    CPU: Intel Celeron 2.60 GHz (E Machine)
    Ram: 1.5 GB
    OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
    HD: 70 GB, w/ 50 GB free
    VideoCard: GeForce 6600 GT (core clock 500 MHz/ Memory 128 MB)
    Firewall: None
    Programs running in background: None
     
  2. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    (E Machine) <-- Say hello to your problem.
     
  3. falseprophet

    falseprophet Lore Master
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    Knobtown, what programs are running under the processes tab in task manager.
     
  4. knobtown

    knobtown Guest

    Thank you for taking the time to help me diagnose this.
    The processes running while UO is playing is:

    client.exe
    infocard.exe
    svchost.exe
    OSA.exe
    alg.exe
    rundll32.exe
    jushced.exe
    soundman.exe
    TBMon.exe
    jqs.exe
    UpdateUI.exe
    dlscxcoms.exe
    svchost.exe
    shstat.exe
    explorer.exe
    spoolsv.exe
    LESPPS.EXE
    LEXBCES.EXE
    iexplorer.exe
    svchost.exe
    taksmgr.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    WUSB54Gv42.exe
    svchost.exe
    nvsvc32.exe
    WLService.exe
    lsass.exe
    services.exe
    winlogon.exe
    csrss.exe
    smss.exe
    naPrdMgr.exe
    VsTskMgr.exe
    Mcshield.exe
    FrameworkServic...
    System
    System Idle Process

    That is the list. One more thing to note, while ultima is minimized it only takes about 10% cpu and system Idle Process is 88% but when i pull up ultima, client.exe eats the 100%.

    Hope this helps, thanks so much again!
     
  5. falseprophet

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    well the one thing i was looking at to be running was UO.exe as that is what happened on my machine that was doing the same thing. I had to shut it (uo.exe) down after i started playing, otherwise 100% CPU usage and bad lag. I don't notice anything out of the ordinary running there, but the fact that it is dropping usage when minimized might lean it towards a video issue. have you tried getting updated drivers, and restoring video settings to their default?