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I found out that my hard-drive was maxed out when it shouldn't be.  This is a Windows 8.1/10 glitch.  If you are experiencing lag or performance issues when  you shouldn't then check out this guide.

 

Put your Hard-drive bandwidth where it should be: Black Desert!

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tips-fix-100-disk-usage-improve-windows-performance/

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personaly, before their emergency maintenance, i had quite many frame drop ( like dropped to around 45 at somes places + some stuttering ) and right after in the same place, doing the same thing got a steady 60fps.

And i didnt changed anything at all on my computer during the downtime.

 

Kinda look like server issue can also cause framerate issue.

EDIT : or yeah an issue with the software itself.

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I was just about to make a post about this. I noticed my FPS dropped terribly when loading in character models and NPCs. I checked my task manager and I'm getting 100% disk usage during these FPS drops. It looks like "BlackDesert64.exe" and "System" are what is spiking for me.

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I was just about to make a post about this. I noticed my FPS dropped terribly when loading in character models and NPCs. I checked my task manager and I'm getting 100% disk usage during these FPS drops. It looks like "BlackDesert64.exe" and "System" are what is spiking for me.

After making the change from the guide posted, Black Desert runs at 44% at most.  Check into it if you can.

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After making the change from the guide posted, Black Desert runs at 44% at most.  Check into it if you can.

Will do. I actually just set my texture quality to medium and got improved performance. You might want to give that a try too. If you do lemme know if it changed anything for you :P

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Yeah, textures sometimes work.

 

I have to say though (from my experience) lower textures don't always work.  Setting to lower textures means more compression, and more compression means more processing.  I've played games that sometimes this was the case.  Sometimes resolution works in funny ways too.  I get more frames at the highest resolution.  I don't understand, because I'm used to playing my games in 800x600.  lol

 

The crop feature and upscaling feature in this game is an amazing feature, too.

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Just for information, BDO use lots of swap even if you got plenty of ram, to me its seems "harcoded". The game actually use 4gb at max then more or less 10GB of swap! So that could explain why its heavy on HDD, it could be worse if you are playing on the same  HDD (not SSD) as your paging file due to that. BDO seems to have pretty bad memory allocation.

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Yeah, one of the first things i did was increase my page file after installing windows.  Default is not enough sometimes.

 

In the original post, I was very surprised to find this.  Best way to check is close all your programs then open task manager (ctrl alt del) then check your disk usage under the disk tab.  This problem occurs very often.

Windows 10 users read this!

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Yeah, textures sometimes work.

 

I have to say though (from my experience) lower textures don't always work.  Setting to lower textures means more compression, and more compression means more processing.  I've played games that sometimes this was the case.  Sometimes resolution works in funny ways too.  I get more frames at the highest resolution.  I don't understand, because I'm used to playing my games in 800x600.  lol

 

The crop feature and upscaling feature in this game is an amazing feature, too.

I went through your link and it did help! I doesn't look like I'm spiking over 50% disk usage anymore! (I even set textures back up to high.)

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Yeah...I'm just going to

 

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yeah that idiot is a troll.Thankfully the forums have a block feature.

 

Anyway... update... back up to 100% disk usage when entering highly populated areas.

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yeah that idiot is a troll.Thankfully the forums have a block feature.

 

Anyway... update... back up to 100% disk usage when entering highly populated areas.

I think that's normal.  When you leave it goes back down, right?

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I think that's normal.  When you leave it goes back down, right?

Yeah, but I thought this was supposed to help with that spike? Were you getting this all of the time? It seems like nothing has changed for me. I believe that initial benefit I thought I saw was just everything already being loaded in. My Disk usage actually spikes as people run past me. It's especially bad in Heidel right now with everyone auto-looping. I don't really see CPU, GPU, or RAM usage spike either.

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When you go into highly populated areas there are two factors at play.  Server lag and processing a lot of stuff for your computer.  The fix gets rid of the 100% all the time.  It was killing my gameplay.  More Ram, SD Harddrive, or even adjusting your pagefile may help if you don't already have an i5 or above.  I still get major spikes going into cities, but not as much after the fix.  I'm also running an i3.

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When you go into highly populated areas there are two factors at play.  Server lag and processing a lot of stuff for your computer.  The fix gets rid of the 100% all the time.  It was killing my gameplay.  More Ram, SD Harddrive, or even adjusting your pagefile may help if you don't already have an i5 or above.  I still get major spikes going into cities, but not as much after the fix.  I'm also running an i3.

Gotcha. I was only having this issue loading in highly populated areas. This is still an issue though, is it not? Disk usage shouldn't be spiking, causing FPS drops, when none of my other hardware is struggling.

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Just for information, BDO use lots of swap even if you got plenty of ram, to me its seems "harcoded". The game actually use 4gb at max then more or less 10GB of swap! So that could explain why its heavy on HDD, it could be worse if you are playing on the same  HDD (not SSD) as your paging file due to that. BDO seems to have pretty bad memory allocation.

What amounts did you change your paging file to? Also,wanna play some Janken games?

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What amounts did you change your paging file to? Also,wanna play some Janken games?

CASE 1 : HDD

There is no "real" rule about this but you can apply the same amount than your memory in both Min and max so that instead of a growing paging area you have a fixed paging area that won't get quickly fragmented. (fragmentation could be the cause of bad performance)

CASE 2 : SSD

Let windows manage the thing.

Last thing try to add paging area on a separate HDD / SSD where the usage is "low". Exemple : My page file is on an HDD where i store datas so when gaming it is never used.

And i wouldn't advice you to use an SSD for that because paging is making lots of read / write operation that could pretty much kill it faster (counting on years, not months or hours).

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"CASE 1 : HDD

There is no "real" rule about this but you can apply the same amount than your memory in both Min and max so that instead of a growing paging area you have a fixed paging area that won't get quickly fragmented. (fragmentation could be the cause of bad performance)"

 

This, but back in the day it was said to use double your ram.  But that was a long time ago when you had maybe 16 MB of memory.

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