Game laggy at start. in Hardware Tech Support Posted June 12, 2019 23 hours ago, oTec said: It's not as smooth as v12 but i have no difference between the start or during. Maybe it's due to the fact that you're in main base at the beginning of the round. Update: I played maybe 2 ½ games last night. My load time wasn't that long, it was very considerate I'd like to think. I didn't do anything to my pc, but the only thing I half ass know about pc's. I defragged my C drive. Maybe(?) that was the issue? Game worked fine last night I had no problems. 1 hour ago, Major Trouble said: 8gb ram is borderline for Squad but 16gb is plenty. Two questions: 1. Are you using a SSD? Is your OS and Squad installed on it if you are? 2.What gpu are you using and how much vram does it have? Gpu data gets loaded into vram through system ram. If your gpu has 6gb vram and you're filling it that 6gb of data has to pass through your 8gb of system ram. Something has to give. That means data is paged out to the Windows pagefile and reloaded when required. If that's happening on a slow HDD things are going to be choppy for a while like you experience. Having more system ram will help. If you run Task Manager (using ram as well) and launch Squad. Join an empty server and alt-tab out to Task Manager you can check how much ram is being used and how much is committed to the pagefile. Squad is on my OS (yes, I know it should be on a SSD.) I don't know how much gpu I'm using, I'm not tech savvy like that (sorry) but when I get off of work today I will run task manager and give you the information.