Problem with gaming on warcraft III

By Anonymous Danny
Feb 5, 2005
  1. Hey all. If anyone can solve this problem, i'd really appreciate it. when i run warcraft iii and there a lot of guys on the screen, and i mean like, a lot of guys and they're all doing battle, my game stops, i hear sound bursts, but don't see any changes on the screen until a lot of the guys have been cleared off. I can only think of three things that might be causing this, ram, video card, or processor

    These specs I have are as follows:
    RAM: 192 system (64 is given to video card), and 512-1024 added on using the page file
    Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP with 64 mb memory
    Processor: 2.8 Ghz Intel Celeron.

    Any ideas on what's causing it? Also, if anyone knows, does increasing the page file really do much? It says that it takes memory from the CPU and uses it as RAM but that sounds too good to be true.
  2. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    A page file is used as Ram when all of the System ram is being used and the PC still needs more to run the game or application, part of your hard disk is used for this,all you do in increasing the size is allowing more of your hard disk to be used as ram, this is not as fast as actual ram so you wouldn't see that much of a speed increase, you could try less detail then you are currently running at, also try defraging your Hard disk and it may be that the pagefile is fragged and needs sorting that may speed things up a bit, but if you really need to speed things up more System ram would be better, WC3 recommends 256mb and having that amount or more would make an improvment, hope this helps you.
  3. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    With that small amout of ram page file is really not going to do much for you what so ever . Increase your ram for better proformance
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