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Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Hard Drive Access

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  • Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Hard Drive Access

    While playing Combat Flight Simulator 3, I will occassionally get a huge stutter and/or frame drop. I've observed that this ONLY happens when the hard drive LED lights up. Any suggestions for a solution.

    Some additional info:
    P4 2.4 GHz Northwood
    512 MB Corsair DDR3200 L2.5
    PNY GeForce 4 Ti4400 - tried 30.82 and 40.72 drivers
    SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
    80 GB "special edition" Western Digital WD800JB hard drive
    Windows XP SP1 w/ DirectX 8.2 (updated from 8.1 via game CD)

  • #2
    It slows down when the HD LED lights up because your computer is thinking and accessing the HD, it would either be from loading/running background services/programs and/or loading parts of the game


    • #3
      Thanks for the reply.

      I don't have this problem when running Battlefield 1942, a notorious resource hog. So anyone know why I'm seeing it in CFS3?


      • #4
        It's probably pre-loading/caching things like terain, it happens in a quite a few games, mainly where the map is tolarge to load all at once.