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video games make me time out #41414 13/08/03 07:29 AM
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If i am connected to an irc server and then play say max payne it is only a few minutes until i hear that i have been disconnected from the server, what gives?

Re: video games make me time out #41415 13/08/03 11:59 AM
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It could be that your computer is devoting most of it's resources to the game which means that all other programmes will falter. It happens to alot of people and only having the latest machine with the fastest processor and the most RAM will give you a chance of getting past it.

Re: video games make me time out #41416 14/08/03 03:18 AM
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i hope thats not the case as i have a P4 2.4 with a gig of ram and geforceFX plus max payne isnt very state of the art, any way i could check this?


Re: video games make me time out #41417 14/08/03 11:16 AM
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I'm not sure what effect that game would have, I've only ever played Unreal Tournament. It's strange that the game would affect a computer with those specs though. Gaming has never affected my machines and they are 1300MHz AMD Thunderbirds with 512 MB. Still, there could be another reason, I just know that many computers would suffer the issue I mentioned above.

Re: video games make me time out #41418 14/08/03 11:56 AM
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WOHO!!! a guy with a good taste of game!! grin


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Re: video games make me time out #41419 14/08/03 08:27 PM
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if your xp firewall is enabled .. disable it and get something like zonealarm to replace it ...... everytime i was idle in mirc for more than 10 mins it was ping timing out off the server ..... i disabled the xp firewall and went with zonealarm and it hasnt happened since ... right now ive been connected for 2 weeks to the same server i run all kinds of system draining apps and i no longer drop off


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