I have a high-end computer with decent ethernet yet whenever I join a game in Siege everyone finishes loading and it takes me 1-5 minutes. Is this because of my internet or computer?


CPU - i7-7700k GPU - GTX 1080 16GG RAM 5900 RPM 4TB Hard drive

  • Do you have HD textures pack DLC installed ?
    – arghtype
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 21:15
  • @arghtype Yes, would that slow it down?
    – Bucky
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 22:37
  • yes! I will put an answer about it
    – arghtype
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 22:41

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I think the real bottleneck here is your hard drive and/or your internet connection. Seeing your specs, your CPU is way better than mine, and so is your GPU. Yet, your loading time is 1-5 minutes, while I'm never above 30s.

I advise you buy an SSD and store your games on it, the loading times are amazing! A 4TB one would be pretty expensive, but do you really need this much storage? The usual compromise is system+games on SSD, music/video/pictures/etc on hdd. Moreover, if you're using steam/uplay/origin/whichever one I forgot, you can install/uninstall games without loosing progression. I really doubt you're playing 4TB of games simultaneously, so a 500/750 Go SSD should be enough, and it should greatly decrease your loading time.

  • Even just a 7200 rpm HDD would be better. Commented Dec 3, 2018 at 14:26
  • @TheLethalCroft I went straight from 5900rpm to ssd, so I can't really talk about 7200rpm, but thanks for the tip
    – F.Carette
    Commented Dec 3, 2018 at 14:39
  • Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure that the drive isn't full-full. Traditional rule of thumb is to have at least 15-20% of the drive empty for HDD, and a bit more for SSDs
    – Malco
    Commented Dec 3, 2018 at 14:56

For me, it was HD Texture Pack DLC which increased load times dramatically. Try uninstalling it.

Alternatively, you can try moving game textures to some kind of RAM Drive which in theory should help with increasing speed of HDD reads.

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