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100% Processor usage when not logged in

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Podolak, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Podolak

    Podolak Crazed Zealot
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    Has anyone else noticed that when they are not logged in to their UO account but have the 2D client just sitting there it maxes the processor?

    I have noticed this and have always either just left a character logged in or closed the client down. However, I was wondering if this is a known issue with a known fix and I just haven't seen the notes on it.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Shamus Turlough

    Shamus Turlough Lore Master
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    Post your specs, and a screenshot of your process list. Please have CPU and memory usage visible.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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    It's been like that for a while, we never ever leave our pcs with uo at the log in screen, we almost lost a processor that way to over heating.
     
  4. R Traveler

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    You have single-core CPU. Install dual core to lower CPU usage to 50%. Quad core - 25%.
     
  5. Tjalle

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    Happens to me too. I can have the login screen up for a while but if I have it like that for too long then I´m screwed...
     
  6. UOKaiser

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    Yea is a problem with the 2d client related to the memory leak it also has I suppose
     
  7. Beastmaster

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    There are no memory leaks in UO. /SARCASM
     
  8. Izzy MBC

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    I used to suffer it all the time.

    Back when I had an Athlon XP 2.4Ghz (Thus Single Core) with 512Mb DDR1, GeForce FX5600 256Mb, I suffered this problem whether it's the Login Screen, or in-game, it was always maxing at 98-100%. What makes it worse is expanding the game screen to have more Black Desktop space - maximising the window completely just grinded it pretty much to a halt. Also, removing excess windows, or items on the desktop, generally helped speed things along (Discovered this when I got bored one day, and collected 50 Player Profiles and minimised them into a collection on my screen, veeeery slow).

    Now on my Athlon 64 X2 5Ghz (Dual Core) with 2Gb DDR2, and a GeForce 7950GT, it's... in fact agreable, it's at least halfed. 50-60% Overall usage when maximised, when sized to 1280x720 it's 30-40% at most.

    Definitely worth upgrading if you're on an ancient Single Core.

    I just realised I'm still using the "Reduce Display Framerate" while I was testing screen recording once, my character glides with it enabled... but disabled, it's noticably choppy (Leaving it enabled now!), and CPU usage rockets back up to 60%.

    Last but not least, turning on and off sounds used to have a notable impact on performance on my old Single Core, but it doesn't appear to be a problem with this newer machine.

    Just a few observations put out there, in case it helps anyone... not that sacrificing sound is particularly acceptable, heh.

    Edit: Ah damnit, and one last thing, if you're an MSN Messenger Client user, that lags my Client quite noticably as well! Even minimising doesn't help, I have to cross it off and send it to the System Tray... I don't believe the Conversation Windows have an impact... probably the crappy Flash Adverts in the Main Window is what buggers things up. And yes, I've heard of Trillian and Pigeon :p
     
  9. MalagAste

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    I can't leave the log in screen up either... if I do I'm soon to have a melt down...

    Another thing I noticed god forbid someone should icq me while I'm trying to log in or it's destined to crash..... or freeze up.
     
  10. kelmo

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    Time for an upgrade?
     
  11. JC the Builder

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    This is just an issue that has never been addressed. There is no fix for it and it could be considered unhealthy for your computer to leave open the client login screen too long. Even if you have a multi-core processor.
     
  12. Podolak

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    Thanks for all of the input. I had thought it was just me and some setting I wasn't aware of. Pitty!
     
  13. Shamus Turlough

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    Ever since I have been running vista ultimate 64 this has been a non-issue. It appears that every so often windows will release most of the memory the idle client is taking up...

    However I dont care, let it take all it wants, I have 12gb to play with :)
     
  14. MalagAste

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    Ah if only I could... *begins to dream of a new system*... *stops and thinks about money*.... *sighs*....

    Ah well... Guess I just don't dawdle on the log in.