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Poledra Behemoth

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  1. Quoted from Onix:

    "Wow this one is a puzzler. Here's a few things to try....

    Clear your cache and then restart your client. It's a button found under the network tab in prefrences.

    Play with your graphics settings, try turning the avatars slider down.

    When your friend detached everything did they put on a different skin too? Maybe there's a bad skin texture causing it?"

    On Onix's advice I cleared cache. Helped a little bit with overall performance because it HAS been a while since I did that. Most of my Graphics settings are always mid to low, though I do have local lights and shiney/glow etc enabled, and I run at 100-500BW, but not much higher or it chews too much DL and I get capped too quickly (I am online up to 18 hrs daily lolz). My friend didn't change her skin or base clothes, just took off all her attachments, so it makes me wonder if it is her skin as I don't think she has changed it since all this started.

    Quoted from VeiledVamp:

    "Beyond the weirdness of this experience, it's really a sad story. Good friends kept at a distance not because of miles, but because of lag. Who'd have thunk it.

    I can't account for why this would happen only with this one person. Lag is caused by so many different things and there are lots of variables. I would highly recommend though if you are able to, upgrade your RAM to 3GBs. You'll see a significant difference in your experience. Ram is pretty cheap, although I don't know that for certain in Australia."

    I would like more RAM, and when my pocket allows I will buy more, it's not much different in price here to the US. As for the lag I was suffering, I got so mad at my PC lagging more and more that I took my Vista drive off main and put my XP drive back, and you know what? No lag at all! So to all those out there who have Vista and lag like you're gonna die, get rid of it and go back to XP, seriously Vista is pathetic.

    Though I still don't know yet if I will freeze and crash around my friend until she logs in, I have awarded points to the answers given. Wish me luck And thx peeps for your advice. I know it was going to be a tough one to answer, but is much appreciated.

  2. Yes, I am sure they do, but she took off all her attachments and HUDs, AO etc, so the poor girl was bald and shoeless, in nothing but her base clothes. I waited, staring at the floor until she had taken them all off, then I looked at her, froze for what seemed forever and finally crashed anyway... so I have no idea what is causing it. It's just so bizarre that she is the only one (that I know of) who causes my client to crash. I can hang out with my other friends, 3 of whom are furries, and nothing happens, but if she comes near me my PC goes 'Oh noes!' and goes caflooey. Thankyou though Tempest for your advice.

  3. I don't know whether I should put this as a question or discussion, but I would like to know if the following happens to anyone else, and if there is anything I can do besides upgrading my PC to make it a more robust and capable machine. My specs are:- ATI Radeon 9550/X1050, 1Gig RAM, Intel P4 3gHz and 80Gig HDD.

    This is a pretty big issue for me and it nearly killed a friendship. My friend and I have known each other through SL for near on 5 years. We have had pretty different interests in that time, so it was only 9 months ago that we started hanging out every day for about 5 months. We then stopped hanging out together because during the 5th month I started to lag terribly, over which we had a ripper of an argument. Was sort of my fault because if I lag, like alot of people, I yell omg the laaaag! It just so happened that most of those times she was present or flying over to meet me, and whether I knew she was there or not, but she took it as a direct attack on her. I explained to her it wasn't an attack on her, I'm not like that, it's just a fact that every time she is near me, my screen freezes up and my client takes ages to catch up, or it crashes altogether. Regardless of this though, we have remained friends, but cannot visit each other because she lags me, and she is the only one who does this to me. I have hung out with groups of avas and not lagged (apart from the 'normal' at any given time) and last night as many as 10 avas were in the same area as me without lagging me. She did come to visit me about a week ago and even after she removed her HUD, AO and ALL attachments I still lagged so badly I crashed, and when I came back she had gone home so I would not crash again. It's sad, we get along really well, both crazy Aussies so we 'get' each other, but I can only talk to her in IM... so very depressing   I don't know what to do, upgrading my PC seems the only option.

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