Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno
Ok few quick question.
1) What other task are running when you are installing a game.
2) What Antivirus/firewall are you using
3) Make sure you have all drivers
4) run a defrag before you try to install a game
5) Are you overclocking?
ok let's see:
1) and 2) I'm running Windows7, active programs are AVG Antivirus (full version), ASUS EPU6 Engine (monitors and varies CPU speed according to usage), and not much else really... except for drivers (ATI Catalyst software, bluetooth drivers, etc.).
I'm using windows firewall.
It's exactly the same configuration I had with winXP and I never had this problem.
3) drivers seem to be updated, surely the motherboard and intel ones are...
4) good idea, i'll try that next time
5) no overclocking
it looks like it doesn't automatically free RAM. If I check the Task Manager performance, it'll tell me that I have 98% used ram, but in the Processes and Services tab it won't show what program is using it.... it's not ACTIVELY being used, it simply doesn't free up after installing the game.