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100% CPU Usage LAG !SOS!

Discussion in 'UHall' 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,
  2. Snakeman

    Snakeman Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jun 13, 2002
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    1st off ya need to give the guys & gals here a lil basic info so they can help ya out.
    They'll need:
    CPU Type/Size
    Amount of Memory
    HD size
    Video Card Type/Size
    Firewall/non Firewall
    Program's Poss running in background (AV's Etc)

    That's a few that can help immensely in starting to get to the bottom of the problem. GL

    ps: you might also try posting here in the Tech Forum also. http://vboards.stratics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=455
  3. Kylas

    Kylas Guest

    Type in the following command and see if your problem goes away.


    only works if you have uoassist. I'm doing this from memory its been a while since I've played.

  4. Vyal

    Vyal Guest

    I have said for years about memory issues in UO. It'll start small then BAM 88% cpu usage 500 MB mem ... REALLY? 500mb memory something in there is not getting flushed..
  5. altarego

    altarego Guest

    That's nothing. The other day, on TC1, I think one of the devs was stress testing by placing thousands of crystals in Luna. Well, my EC memory usage shot up over 1GB and the lag was horrible.

    Ironically, I think they helped me figure out why my game tends to freeze in large crowds. I believe I have some dodgy ram because I had a nice sinusoidal rhythm to the lag with fits of starts and stops. It smacks of an issue with timing, which degraded over several hours; probably memory related.

    But UO is supposed to use more memory/CPU as it needs it and less as it doesn't...isn't it?
  6. falseprophet

    falseprophet Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Apr 29, 2004
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    do you get this empty tile with just the uo symbol on your task bar?
  7. knobtown

    knobtown Guest

    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

    I also tried the "-reducecpu" command and that did not seem to help either. No empty tile of Ultima Online appearing either.
    Sorry for such the troubles...