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Mods are sluggish

Postby vidbot » December 3rd, 2017, 10:14 pm

Here are my specs:

Model: HP Compaq Pavilion 500
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7, 3.10 GHz
Memory: 8GB
Video: AMD Radeon R7
VASSAL: 3.2.17
Java: 1.6.0_45

Most of the time when I play games, the modules seem a little sluggish, especially scrolling through the maps. And even more so on larger games like Day of Days. I have increased the max heap size in preferences to 1024 MB. I am running an older machine and I am going to increase my memory to at least 16 GB. Do you think that would be enough? I don't think an upgraded graphics card is necessary, but I could be wrong. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Mods are sluggish

Postby uckelman » January 4th, 2018, 2:23 am

More RAM may help if the reason you're experiencing the sluggishness is that the memory being used by running programs is having to be moved into and retrieved from on-disk swap space. I think you can check how much RAM is free and how much swap is in use from the process manager in Windows.
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