Well, ever since the FF expansion, i've started loading extra slow into the game(4-8 minutes depending on where i have logged out). I think its because the Fast load patch, is not compatible with this expansion. But, even with the FL patch before FF expansion, my loading time was 1-3 minutes after picking my character. I'm on a laptop, i don't really know whats in it because its my dads computer and i don't feel like looking for it.
What i've tried so far:
Deleted unecessary programs/files
I have defragged
Ran spyware/virus programs and removed & quarantined all viruses.
flushing DNS before startup
ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew in command prompt
Setting KO high priority in Task Manager (dont really like this as it lags everything else and doesnt make any difference)
set focus distance to minimum
turned off weapon effects/shadows
log off in low populated areas such as Doda/Roan Camps
Also in addition to this slow loading time, I lag in highly populated areas such as moradon, where i get close to 5 fps...and sometimes the screen freezes for a minute or 2..The only reason i can think of now that this computer is the computer is crap, or the internet is crap. I am running a wireless network for about 3 computers in my house, and the connection is usually pretty strong when 2 people are on, and I dc a little bit with all 3 computers running. I have also tried running direct connection from the modem to the PC, it doesn't really make a difference..
So my diagnosis is:
1) The internet is working fine and has a relatively strong connection
2) My laptop is crap (But, I used to have no problems playing Battlefield 1942, which required a lot more of the computers "energy" to process the action)
3) I've tried many things that don't really seem to work.
Now, to all those that could help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, and also, I don't really want to buy a new graphics card/processor or w/e..