Half life 2 load time = 2 minutes!

By diget
Oct 7, 2009
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  1. OMG i just got half life 2 and the loading time i have clocked at 2 friggin minutes.
    i have win XP, ATI Radeon xpress 1150, an AMD Sempron processor, 1.5 ghz, and 500 mb of ram.
    can i fix this and if so how?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Hi

    HL2 takes just as long to load on the Xbox, its quite an indepth game with an AI engine..might be why
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    Adding some RAM might help a little but your laptop is just a bit over the minimum specs for the game so there isn't a whole lot you can do.
  4. diget

    diget Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i just clocked it at 5 minutes and 22 sec.........WTH OMG. this is really killing the game.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    You really need a PC with better specifications. How about a nice desktop?
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Absolutely agree with mailpup. However, even with those specs I wonder if 5mins and 22sec is a little too long.
  7. RiseorDie

    RiseorDie Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    the game hardly loads while you playing it, so it takes long to load before hand...
  8. diget

    diget Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i have a dell desk top pc.
    it has windows xp, an intell(R) 82865G Graphics controller, a pentium 4 processor with 2.80 GHZ., i "fixed" the game buy trashing the disk and just re-installing the game with a friends....uhm..... "shady" disk that was modded to be stand alone and the game ran fine, loaded in less that 30 sec. i put it on my desktop instead of my laptop because i installed windows 7 beta and it made my laptop suck monkey ball. "don't get windows 7, it lags and doesn't like to communicate well with newly installed Hardware." Windows XP RULES
    ant ways windows 7 raped half life 2 and caused it to lagg really bad to the point that if you shrank the game screen and opened up task manager it would tell you that half life 2 had stopped responding. "when i say shrink the game screen i mean putting on 640x780 resolution in a window." windows 7 didn't want to run the game well for some reason. idk why?
    now mind you i tried installing my disk of HL2 on my desk top and it was bad but not as bad as on my laptop. the loading time went down from 5 min to about 1min 30 sec which was all right but not great.
  9. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 Newcomer, in training Posts: 156

    more ram and video XD
  10. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    Someone has a habit of not reading the minimum specs :)

    " If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    * 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    * 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    * 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    * DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    "

    I am surprised windows 7 would install at all. Of course it is going to kill your machine as you are going to be hitting virtual memory instantly (ie instead of using RAM your computer is using your Hard Drive to store running programs). Increasing your RAM is the best thing you can do in this case and shouldn't be too expensive.
  11. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 Newcomer, in training Posts: 156

    ram is 2 low
     
  12. Grixti

    Grixti Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    more RAM would help
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