Thursday, March 09, 2006

The "Beast"

Well, recently I bought an Alienware “Laptop.” I am using the term “Laptop” rather loosely in this case – since the beast weighs at about 19Lbs. loaded. However, I must say that for my purpose it fits the bill. I only rarely travel, spending about nine months out of the year in UK and Summer in USA. I must admit, however, that this is indeed one of the best mobile systems I have ever owned. Hell, it will rival most desktops in performance. Anyway, I think I will cover the basics of running multiple accounts simultaneously here.

The main thing to remember is to create a separate directory /secondary instance of the client. I noticed that if you run the game from a single directory the CPU load is much greater, than if EVE runs from a separate location. It would further help if you have more than 1Gig of RAM, since we all know how CPU/RAM hungry the game is. You don’t need to do anything special to setup a second, or even a third, instance; just copy the original directory to a new location, create a shortcut and it is done.

Bellow are the specs of the machine I am currently using to run three separate instances.

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition
Processors & Chipset:
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology
(3.6GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB Cache, Socket 775)
Intel 915P + ICH6 chipset
Graphics and Video:
NVIDIA GeForce GO 6800 with 256MB DDR3
2GB CORSAIR PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz.
Drive Bays:
24X/60X - CDRW/DVD
I/O Ports:
IEEE 1394: Two mini IEEE 1934a (4-pin) ports
USB: 4 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports
Network: Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45
Modem: Integrated 56K V.92 modem RJ-11
Infrared: Infrared port for Data transfer
Internally accessible:
Dual 60GB Hitachi HDD/Raid: 0
Total 120GB.
LCD Panel:
17” WideXGA+ 1400x900 LCD Display

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