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Magnus Brody

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  1. At my last eye check-up, I said to the optician, "words just aren't rezzing right for me, and I really struggle with small print".
  2. See this post, as it looks very similar and the solution I found has continued to work for me.
  3. Could be, but I've had firestorm running since I rolled back to 382.33 about 90 mins ago, and it is running smooth as. That's after suffering weeks of freezing, then suddenly leaping. All my settings are back to their usual ultra, draw distance 288m and I am getting average 25 fps, with no freezing at all. Also tested the Lab Viewer and Black Dragon (and all running well) before leaving firestorm running. I wouldn't normally recommend a graphics driver rollback, but it worked for me after trying everything, including asking my ISP to test for any internet problem. Just for interest sake, I have a 100Mb internet, which is hardwired to the desktop, always tests as about 102Mb up/down, latency 4 ms, jitter 0 to 1 ms. To define freezing, it was only my avi which was becoming suddenly stuck, then reappearing with frame gaps, others seemed to be walking around normally and scenery moving around.
  4. Had the same issue, and it has gone on for a few weeks now. My comp is as yours, except my card is the older nvidea 780. Up until these last few weeks, I could use 64 Firestorm or the Lab viewer or the Black Dragon viewer, ultra settings, with a draw distance of 288m without any issues. Suddenly although my fps were still quite healthy, I was experiencing random lag. I couldn't even complete a walk across a room, it would be smooth as silk, then suddenly I couldn't even turn myself, followed by a pause then I'd be in the middle of a pond I was easily walking around a second before. Tried lowering settings, different viewers, installing/clean reinstalling - nothing. I also tried adjusting the nvidea settings in control panel too. Nothing worked. No matter how low my settings and draw distance etc, although the displayed fps would hugely improve, I'd still stick every few seconds, then leap, like a large chunk of frames missing. Today, I thought the only thing changed since this problem started was a couple of nvidea updates. I was bang up to date with 385.69 and had upgraded previously to 385.41. I have rolled back to 382.33 (from May) and the problem has vanished. Slid all my settings back up to what they were before and I am moving around without sticking at all. The one negative is that textures seem to remain grey for a little longer, but not so much it is as annoying as not being able to move. Don't know if this will work for you, but for 15 mins effort to rollback to see, I'm glad I tried.
  5. Roughest night for a long time, I crashed 7 times in 5 hours.
  6. Oh goodness me! I had some oatcakes today with Port Salut and some Merlot.
  7. Theresa Tennyson wrote: Something about Second Life viewers, Nvidia graphics cards and a recent update to Windows 10 are causing problems like this. This Firestorm JIRA describes the problems and the individual update item that seems to be the culprit. http://jira.phoenixviewer.com/browse/FIRE-20034 Thanks, Theresa - that was it! I uninstalled that update, rebooted the comp and been sitting happily in Firestorm now for over 15 mins. Many thanks! Now, that only wasted about 17 hours of my life. On the plus side, the comp is spotless!
  8. Qie Niangao wrote: Magnus Brody wrote: When the drop off happens my graphics card usage drops to under 4%. This seems as if it should be a big hint, but darned if I can figure out what it means. Useless observation: It reminds me of what happens when mouse focus moves away from the SL application, so I might be superstitious enough to watch Task Manager and see if something else is taking over the CPU, or maybe some other resource that SL needs in order to have anything to draw. Out of compulsive debugging habit, I'd wonder if the same obtains regardless of viewer, and regardless of which (alt) avatar is logged-in. I thought it a big hint too, and even ensured my GPU wasn't switching to the intel one. Nothing new happens in task manager when the drop off hits, and the CPUs don't heat spike by even one degree. Yes, same on Firestorm, Black Dragon and the Lab viewer, and same on an alt, with next to nothing in inventory.
  9. Freya Mokusei wrote: Hrmm. How much disk space have you got free on your cache disk (typically C:\, but include both if your SL cache is on a different disk to your swapfile)? SL cache is on C, which is a 240GB SSD, with about 120GB free.
  10. Hope this is the right place to ask for some comp advice. Since Friday I have had an issue with SL, doesn't matter which viewer I am using. When I login, my framerate is as it always is, somewhere around 25fps, and my ping is about 190, again normal. Within 2 to 10 mins after login, suddenly I drop to 1fps and my ping goes up to about 750, or even higher. I have seen over 2500. Even if I drop every graphic setting to minimum, there is no affect. If I log out, all back to normal, login and the 2 to 10 mins drop off repeats. When the drop off happens my graphics card usage drops to under 4%. When using SL it is normally anywhere between 40% and 90%. GPU driver is the latest release. I spent yesterday trying to fix this from 10:00am to 7:00pm, with no luck. Here is what I've tried so far, any suggestions of what I could also try are welcomed: 1. Cleaned out the entire comp, including removing and cleaning fans and graphics card. 2. Adjusted fan speeds to all be higher when running SL - all case fans and graphics card fan too. 3. Replaced all modem cables. 4. Enabled all the necessary TCP/UDP ports on modem and firewall. 5. Added rules to the firewall to allow SL, slpugin, slvoice, etc. 6. Ran several computer benchmarking tests and used speedfan to monitor any CPU or graphics card heat spikes - no problems on any test. My CPUs do not heat over 55C at any time 7. Used speedfan whilst using SL, to see if there is a CPU heat spike bottlenecking the graphics card - none. 8. Ran ping tests, and even to California and back I am still getting under 10! 9. Smacked my head against a brick wall. My computer spec is getting on a bit now, but was delivering a nice SL experience until Friday: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (2664.77 MHz) Memory: 16380 MB OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit (Build 14393) Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 670/PCIe/SSE2 Windows Graphics Driver Version: 21.21.0013.7270 OpenGL Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 372.70 Any help much appreciated.
  11. Apparently they were supposed to be relaxing this, certainly I have been known by my SL name for nearly 10 years now and I would absolutely defend, when it comes to my DJing and broadcasting, that it is the name I am known by. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/02/facebook-real-name-policy-protest
  12. Another shameless promotion!.... Come and join us in the Highlands of Scotland in either Urquhart or Inverness City, not just a residential area, but a community with something happening at the Loch Ness Inn every day. edited to add... most of our stuff is done for British time, so CET -1, or SLT +8, as the organisers of the three sims are all Scottish.
  13. I'd fart, but that doesn't always work out well!
  14. Mostly agree, got bored a long time ago of talking about mutual experiences of crap here. I tend to get inworld and not complain so much nowadays; the thing is as it is.
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