This is the Mother of Performance tweaks for and all games Must read!!!!
I was just messing around with Windows and decided to change a few settings and these setting made every game I play: Planeside, Quake 3, Delta Force: BHD, and others all play very fast. What I mean by very fast is I used to have the settings of the game on low and the resolution on low and now I can set all settings to max and raise the resolution and it fly without any hitching or major FPS drops!!!!! To achieve this feature I realized that I only had 512mb of ram so I read about what the Windows swap file dose. Then I realized the higher I set the higher I could have setting in game set! I have 512mb of ram and the recommended setting for the Windows swap file is 1.5 – 2 times the amount of ram you have but if you set it to a Higher amount it will use up all of your ram and use the amount of space specified on your hard drive as Virtual ram!!!!!!! Here are the settings that I believe will work and make your computer use about 2gb’s of space as ram which makes the games think you have X amount of ram!
This setting has only been tested on machines running Windows XP but should work on all Windows OS’s.
To access the page where you can change the size of the Windows swap file click on start, then Control Panel, then double click on System, the click on the forth tab over on the top labeled Advanced, then under Performance click on the Settings button, now click on the tab advanced, then at the bottom is should say Virtual Memory click on the Change button, Now select which drive you want the 2GB swap file to be on, and under paging file size for selected drive click the Custom size Dot, Then where it says
Initial size (MB): type in 2048
Maximum size (MB): type in 2048
Then click the Set button and click the OK button will your back to your desktop. After you have changed this setting you may be prompted to restart you computer for the settings to take effect do so. If you were not prompted to restart do so anyways. Now go play some games. This setting for me made all my games play with Higher FPS (Frames Per Second) with texture settings set to max! The games I noticed that had a significant Increase in Peformance were Delta Force: BHD, Quake 3, Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament 2003, Planeside, Battlefield 1942, GTA: VC , Vietcong, NFS: HP2 RTCW, MotoGP2. Even the shuttering in Morrowwind stopped! These games listed are the only ones I have tried but all games should get the performance increase.
This setting should cause no problems or loss in performance if it dose contact me at email@example.com I hope this solves all problems with games shuttering and slowdowns.