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Slow loading with Asus laptop with NVIDIA GTX 850M card


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You should have absolutely no trouble with that graphics card.  Plenty of SL residents would kill to have its capability.  Slow loading and heavy lag can usually be traced to either a flaky connection or to interfering software on your machine.  My first suspects would be your firewall or anti-virus routines.  Some of those -- Norton in particular -- have a reputation for being overly aggressive, checking every single file that your viewer downloads.  That includes each texture that it sees and tries to save to your cache.  That can slow a machine way down.  If you haven't done it already, make an exception in both programs for your SL viewer.

http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/antivirus_whitelisting

https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Using-Second-Life-with-a-firewall/ta-p/1304539

While you are at it, check to be sure that you don't have some other program running in the background, especially one that is competing for your Internet bandwidth.  Second Life does not need much bandwidth, but it needs continuous, uninterrupted access to the Internet.  It's not like "games" that you may have "played" elsewhere, because data is streamed continually and updated 45 times a second to keep your viewer and the servers in sync.  This is a virtual world.

Finally, reboot your router and modem to be sure that their RAM is clear and that they have a firm grasp on an IP address.  Consider other ways to test and optimize your connection >>> http://blog.nalates.net/2011/10/26/troubleshoot-your-sl-connection/

BTW, you do not have Phoenix, which was removed by its developers almost 3 years ago.  You are running Firestorm.  You may get other suggestions for optimizing it if you ask in their in-world forum.

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You should have absolutely no trouble with that graphics card.  Plenty of SL residents would kill to have its capability.  Slow loading and heavy lag can usually be traced to either a flaky connection or to interfering software on your machine.  My first suspects would be your firewall or anti-virus routines.  Some of those -- Norton in particular -- have a reputation for being overly aggressive, checking every single file that your viewer downloads.  That includes each texture that it sees and tries to save to your cache.  That can slow a machine way down.  If you haven't done it already, make an exception in both programs for your SL viewer.

http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/antivirus_whitelisting

https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Using-Second-Life-with-a-firewall/ta-p/1304539

While you are at it, check to be sure that you don't have some other program running in the background, especially one that is competing for your Internet bandwidth.  Second Life does not need much bandwidth, but it needs continuous, uninterrupted access to the Internet.  It's not like "games" that you may have "played" elsewhere, because data is streamed continually and updated 45 times a second to keep your viewer and the servers in sync.  This is a virtual world.

Finally, reboot your router and modem to be sure that their RAM is clear and that they have a firm grasp on an IP address.  Consider other ways to test and optimize your connection >>> http://blog.nalates.net/2011/10/26/troubleshoot-your-sl-connection/

BTW, you do not have Phoenix, which was removed by its developers almost 3 years ago.  You are running Firestorm.  You may get other suggestions for optimizing it if you ask in their in-world forum.

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Make sure that your Asus Laptop is not one of the ones with the dual graphics GPU option. Here is the video on how to manage which GPU any particular software will use when launched:

The text instructions are as follows:

This video shows How to switch between GPUs in Asus dual GPU laptops like Asus K53SD laptops. These laptops have dual GPUs Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA GeForce Graphics cards. I was asked so many times to show how to switch between them while playing any game. This will improve your gaming performance to next level.
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Right Click on Game Executable files.
Select "Run with Graphics Processor"
Select NVIDIA or Intel.
Never update your VGA driver from any resources.
Only use Asus Support Site for Updating VGA driver.
Do not use drivers from Nvidia site.

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When you ask a tech question include information about your computer and viewer. If the viewer will at least show the login screen, get the info from the viewer's Help-About... and paste that into your post with your question. Help->About... provides all the version numbers we need.  To add your info to an existing question use OPTIONS->EDIT. It’s in the upper right of your post.

Over the last few days my RC Viewer 3.7.26 (299443) has been very slow rendering. It has also had a significan memory leak that was causing me problems. That changed for the better yesterday. I have no clue why.

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Hey, Nalates... Off Topic item! Thank you for your very extensive post on getting the Space Navigator to work (again) with SL. I did not have luck with Version 10 of the SN software, but installing 3.18 worked fine. That puts the Flycam function on the LEFT button, no fiddling with configuration files or profiles required.

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