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Well you're using Vista, so it might just be that, but you're also only using 2GB of ram. If you have superfetch enabled chances are you only have ~700mb free for the game to use, and you're running out of memory. Running in XP will give you around 1.7GB free for the game so you shouldn't have any problems there.
    
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Just finished dual booting XP so I am going to give it a shot in a few minutes and see what happens!
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Kinda weird. I have the 8800 640, 2g ram, vista (32) and am not having any problems. I wonder if this is constant for you, or only when someone with a single core decides that they would like to play a 4v4 map......oh the lag.
    
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Well you're using Vista, so it might just be that, but you're also only using 2GB of ram. If you have superfetch enabled chances are you only have ~700mb free for the game to use, and you're running out of memory. Running in XP will give you around 1.7GB free for the game so you shouldn't have any problems there.
My friend is running 1280x1024 with an 8800GTS(G92), Asus P5K-Deluxe, E8400, 2GB RAM XP Pro, with NOTHING running besides FA, and he still has horrible performance, in the same map in the original game, no lag.
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Great news- It runs MUCH better in XP than in Vista. I was running the Forged Alliance benchmark and it runs smooth as silk
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this game is a very CPU intensive game (as you have learned). i really think that the performance hit is due to bad optimization of the CPU or a memory leak.

it Definitely isn't a GPU problem.

i have a nvidia Ge force 9800GTX.

AMD Athlon X2 5200+ (2.7GHz ea core)

1.7GB ram.

by the way, forged alliance never uses over 900MB of my ram any time!
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Played a match last night against pauldovi and I hit 95% RAM usage on a single 1GB stick of RAM It was nuts!
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