Combat Arms may lag for a lot of reasons. Such as Graphics being to high, system being slowed down by maleware or spyware where, too many programs open, or a large program is taking away from the system memory. This article will show the reader how to take away lag from combat arms as well as improve system performance as a whole.
First, the system needs a good cleansing. CCleaner will get the job done but windows cleanup can be used. Install the program then Click the run at the bottom left hand corner. The reason this needs done is to give the defragmentation process a little room to rearrange files.
After the cleaning we can now defragment the hard drive. The reason this helps is because it ensure Combat Arms as well other programs are placed in the easiest to access space on your hard drive. This cuts done on lag due to random reads due to large amounts of fill fragmentation.
Page file settings tend to be over looked by most but this process can stop lag in its tracks depending on the system. For best results 2 hard drives are needed. To access the virtual memory (page file) settings got to my computer and click the advanced tab (xp) or find the advanced system settings option on the left (Vista/Windows 7). Click Performance → Advanced → under virtual memory click Change. Now you are in the page file settings screen. If you have 2 hard drives place the page file on the other drive by clicking the C: → no paging file -> D: or what ever your partition is → custom -> Initial Size = your ram size doubled → Maximum Size = 3x your ram. If you have one partition then make sure you page file is optimal.
The greatest system hog of them all. Spyware comes in many types and sizes. The reason why spyware can cause lag is it can slow down Combat Arms or the building blocks that is needed for Combat Arms to run. This is good for your system as a whole but is a must for getting rid of lag in Combat Arms. A good free program to get rid of the spyware is Spybot. Download the program and go through the first run wizard. It will take you through updating, immunizing, scanning your system. Remember anti-virus programs will not get rid of all spyware. They have been designed to handle most spyware. Another good program is Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware.
Advanced System Care
This handy tool is a multi-scanner that helps with a number of things. Cleaning, registry issues, even performance tweaks. For this article the internet booster tool. This ensure you have the best connections settings at your current internet speed. First, find a site that can test your internet speed. Some sites are www.speedtest.net, www.speakeasy.net, or your isp may have one that they use. Then download and install Advanced System Care. You may want to run the scanners as well. Go to the Utilities portion of the program → Internet Booster → Auto Optimization → Go. Then test your connections again to see the improvement. Combat Arms is very network intensive so this can help to clear up any connection issue with the computer.
Next we have game booster. It is next to Internet Booster in Advanced System Care. This needs to be downloaded and installed as well. After that just turn the booster on to make sure no unneeded things are in the background making Combat Arms lag.
Setting in-game graphics down a notch can stop lag almost immediately on laptops or desktops with lower end video cards. I good way to find the optimal settings is to lower the settings till the lag stops or improves then add little by little.
Hardware isolation and upgrade
A little added hardware can me clear and smooth game play. You don’t have to go beyond your means by far. Ram, in most cases, will cause the most lag in Combat Arms as as slow map loading. On an XP machine it is good to be at 2+ gigabytes of ram. While in Vista/Windows 7 it is good to be at 4+ gigabytes. This allows room for Combat Arms and your OS to play smoothly with one another. If there isn’t enough room they will fight for resources causing lag among other things. Last but not least video cards. Video cards can be pricey but they are well worth in in the out come. Players how have issues with the flamethrowers are normally effected by this. Having an onboard video card that shares ram with the computer can be a big no-no. It can cause many issues with lag and game loading. Nexon Recommends you use a Geforce 5600 or better, this is very true. It can run on lower end cards but may lag or freeze.
There are somethings that can cause lag that is out of the players control. Most of these are server and bandwidth issues on the games side. Try to stay away from busy servers or ones with a lot of fireteam going on. The more people the harder the server has to work.
Make sure all programs are closed before opening Combat Arms.
Make sure no other users are logged in on the computer.
See you in game.