Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:55 AM
First and foremost, here are my system specs:
HP dv2000 "Entertainment PC" Laptop
Speed: 2000 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
Windows Vista (64 bit)
NVidia GeForce 7150M/nForce 630M
Audio device: Speakers (Conexant High Definit
RAM: 4029 Mb
So i start up a game, in this case, Counter-Strike: Source. I join a server, and I start playing. Everything is running smoothly and steadily for about 4 or 5 minutes - and then suddenly the framerate drops from around 40fps to around 14 or 15fps. I check my ping and see that I'm not lagging, and I check and find out that no programs have started up in the background. I wait for the game to recover, yet i wait for a few minutes before I realize i'll have to do something. So i hit alt-tab again and go to the task manager. I look for any process in the processes tab that i can blame this on, in this case, 'Task Scheduler Engine', and i hit End Process. I go back to the game, and whaddya know, it's back to 40fps
After about another 4 minutes, the problem returns.
This time I restart the game and enter a different server. After 4-5 minutes.
the problem returns.
This happens with almost every game I try to play, from Battlefield 2/2142 to Counter-Strike Source to Day of Defeat Source to World of Warcraft, the list goes on. I've upgraded my video drivers, upgraded to DX10, and uninstalled programs I've suspected as the culprits, yet the problem persists! Is this a problem of Vista incompatibility? Is this a hardware problem? Are the computer gods smiting me? If anyone has ANY suggestions, please let me know!! Thank you in advance!!