first off i have read thru alot of old threads here and on other tech sites.
I have been playing ffxi for almost 6 years on the same laptop.
this week i bought a new laptop becasue the old one is on its last leg
Loading the game went smooth as well as doing all of the updates from POL
the game seems to run fine in starter city's and in most zones, the problem comes when im in whitegate, on average wile running thru whitegate the screen freezes for 2-3 every 30-45 seconds. It feels like alot like communication lag but im not used to it comepletly freezing the screen. It does seem to accept some keyboard or mouse commands while it is frozen. the characters loading seem to be whats locking it up.
I have minimized almost everything i can within ffxi gameplay and turned alot of things off in windows
New machine specs
windows 7 64 bit
intel i5 processor
4 gig ram
500 gig hardrive
intel hd graphics card
within windows i have set pol to run as admisntrator and run in compatibility mode with windows xp sp 3
i have turned off google updater and a few other things that run in background.
Also i have downloaded updates for intel hd graphics as well as directx10
I am running out of things to try, i plan to call intel monday if i cant find the problem, but im hoping some of you may have had similar problems with windows 7.
any help woill be apprecitated