Hello. This is my first post. I have read as many threads as possible regarding this issue, but I am still having problems. It's been very frustrating.
I usually play up to 16 tables at $1/2 NLH full ring (9max) on Full Tilt. I'm wondering whether the problems I'm having have to do with HEM (I have version 1.09 beta 18a) or that my computer is too old for the new FTP updates. (When I close HEM, the slowness/freezing goes away now.) I've noticed that I get the LEAST slowness/freezing right after I manually vacuum my database. However, after the slowness begins it does NOT go away, and I can't play more than 9-10 tables. Even then, I occasionally time out on some hands. I also used to use Poker Tracker v2 before FTP's updates, so I don't know if HEM could be causing the problems.
Here is an example from today. After manually vacuuming my database, I was able to play 6-12 tables with little slowness with HEM auto importing. (I also had Internet Explorer open with 2 tabs.) However, after about 2 hours, there was a lot of slowness playing just one table (I played a total of 900 hands in 3 hours).
I am not a computer expert, so I will give you as much info that I think would be helpful. Sorry, but I don't know how to take a snapshot of the info.
My computer specs are:
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 3.01 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
Used space: 33.1 GB
Free space: 1.28 GB
Capacity: 34.4 GB
I also hit CTRL+ALT+DLT toward the end of my session while playing just one table with HEM auto importing. The Windows Task Manager screen on the Performance tab showed the following:
CPU usage: ~8%
PF usage: 967 MB (~3/4 bars full)
Physical Memory (K)
Available: ranged from 29,000-70,000
System Cache: ranged from 25,000-34,000
Commit Charge (K)
Kernel Memory (K)
Commit Charge: 1016 M/1247 M
My HEM database has a total of 1,285,504 hands stored in it, 117,196 of which are mine.
If you think the problem is the age of my computer, do you think taking it somewhere like Best Buy and having them clean up the hard drive would help? Or, would it be better to either upgrade to a faster processor, more RAM, and more hard drive space OR get a brand new computer?
Any advice would be very much appreciated.