Anyone who is experiencing lag should try removing the textures they installed to hard drive.
Just did it here due to having to reformat my ps3 HD and it feels a lot better now.
Give it a go and see for yourself. It kinda makes sense because the read speed on bluray is much faster than your average hard disk.
Will try this, but don't believe it.
I had good games untill patch 1.03.
Installed the textures on release day.
Yeah, hopefully more people will report back. This would be an epic fail if true.
I thought installing the textures onto your HDD was so your PS3 did'nt have to constantly read them from the game disc making the game smoother and putting less stress on the bluray ..
Bluray read speed is around 70mb/s
Average hard disk is lucky to get over 40mb/s
I don't see how installing to hard disk would make things smoother..
I think install option was only added to save peoples bluray drives who play constantly. I think I read this in a treyarch interview before release.
Thats what i meant, puts less stress on the PS3..
Nothing to do with that. I never installed the textures.
It was update 1.03. Simple
Network lag maybe was introduced to 1.03 due to their relaxing of matchmaking conditions.
I was just reporting what I had found and after playing a few more matches it does seem to have helped somewhat.
Well, I have them installed and I have had lag, yes, BUT it I have had many smooth games as well. I need more concrete evidence. Sorry, it's just the way I think. Not saying that your right or wrong.
Same for me as zvers says, I have them installed and have had bad lag and many good games too.
One thing I have noticed, I have had three hard freezes, two of these happened on the match loading screen with "loading textures" at the bottom of the screen (third may have been the same I didn't notice). So maybe there is something in this. Who knows!!!