REALLY Long Load Times?

Hai, whenever I start GMod, it loads the title screen fast, but when I click new game/load game and choose a map, it litterally takes 15 minutes to load. I have like 3GB of addons, but lots of my friends have more, and it doesn’t affect them. Im fine ingame when Im building / destroying and it runs at like 40 FPS, its just really stupid load times.

Is there any way to fix it?

Other than cleaning up your Garry’s Mod folder?

What are your system specs?

They are:
2.4 ghz dual core rated at 3.4, whatever the rated means…
ATI Radeon 3100 (Its a laptop)
3GB DDR2 Ram.

I think thats all that matters, right?

Ive got all the latest drivers and stuff.

I thought mine took a long time to load at 3 mins.

Try removing addons, 3gb is going to take a looooooong time to load up.

The speed of the CPU and the HDD make a difference when it comes to loading times…

What type of CPU, saying its a dual core tells me nothing. Some of the i7 dual cores are amazing.

Try fragmenting your hard drive.

The i7 is a quad core processor.

yeah that’ll really speed up your harddrive!
fixed: Try defragemting your harddrive