originally posted by MJALowe
ive had similar problems myself, its not the rig....its not the game, its not the trainer....its too many background apps running...
partially the problem is "ultimate", but only if you haven't told it NOT to run a bunch of its extras (i had a similar problem with vista ultimate x86...and x64)
basically the solution is to not run alot of the extra services that the ultimate version comes with.....cut down as many running apps as possible also (i use "The Ultimate Troubleshooter" to help with tracking these things down)
a "not responding" error is usually caused by the app
a) taking to much memory
b) not getting enough cpu time
c) hard drive thrashing (this is very common...turn OFF autodefrag)
d) bloatware (usually in the form of virus/malware scanners...i use Vipre by sunbelt software)
now for my specs
CPU: Intel i7 920 OC'd to 3.6 GHz
MotherBoard: Asus Rampage 2 Extreme
Ram: 3GB triple channel corsair brand - default speeds for the cpu speed
HD1: 2 300gb sata in raid 0 for the OS and Games (two partitions)
HD2: 2 400gb sata in raid 0 for "downloads"
cpu cooling: coolermaster v10
gpu: 1 XFX Black Edition Nvidia Geforce 285 (pre overclocked)
sound: sound blaster x-fi titanium "fatality"
case: coolermaster HAF 932
other: 1 sata dvd player, 1 sata dvd writer, 1 extrnal eSata 1.5 TB "backup" drive
1) Windows Vista Ultimate x86 (my main OS, its soo tweaked it really isnt vista anymore...and its been running stable for 9 months so far)
2) Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (i only use this for testing)
3) Windows XP Professional (i use this for legacy apps that dont play well with vista)
4) Arconis Bootsector (its a copy of the bootable DVD, used for creating and restoring backups WITHOUT the OS running...no need for Volume Shadow Copy)