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Slowed Gaming (tf2 / Cod4)


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#1 Warlordwiggy

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:00 AM

When i first recieved my computer everything ran fine with no lag whatsoever. Lately, however, I've has problems with jerky lag as I play games like CoD4 and TF2 no matter how i adjust the graphics. I've ran Ad-Aware 2008, use Norton Antivirus often, CCleaner, and Spybot. I've removed start-up programs and processes I never use to reduce my lag, I've defraged, uninstalled every program that I don't use, and my computer is up to date: including my drivers. I cannot seem to find a source nor even have a clue what seems to be causing this lag issue.

I'm running an Asus G2SG
-Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
-Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU t9300 @ 2.50GHz
-NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
-4 Gigs of RAM
-DirectX10

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

Hello Warlordwiggy and welcome.

Are you playing these games online?
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:36 PM

Yes, and thank you for the welcome.

Edited by Warlordwiggy, 16 July 2008 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:44 PM

Your laptop could be overheating. Make sure the fans aren't blocked off. Also, you should blow some air through the vents to clean out the dust.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:09 PM

Also what is the speed of your internet connection? Have you tried pinging the game servers to see what the TTL is?
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:38 PM

My vents arn't blocked, and i'm running 5meg cable; and mine and the servers ping is fine.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:08 AM

Have you updated the latest graphics drivers?
Also you could alter the system services to better suit your needs http://www.blackviper.com/
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:28 PM

Yes, but I don't exactly want to alter something that I'm not very versed in.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:51 PM

Thats fair enough, If you open the task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and select the processes tab, how many processes is the system running?
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:52 PM

That is something that has been somewhat worrying me, it's around 90 to 95 when I'm running a couple programs; seems slightly high to me but when I'v looked through it it looked mostly like Asus and Vista processes. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:10 PM

That seems a little too high. I have 65 processes running right now, and I'll admit to having a few unnecessary thing's opened also. You should look through those and see if there's anything that is just bloat. What is your cpu usage, and memory usage at?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:20 AM

Checked with no up-front programs running; 91 Processes, 0-2% CPU Usage, and 55% Physical Memory Usage.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:38 AM

I agree with Sterling14's assessment, You should reduce that number. In the processes tab, there are columns named image name user name etc. Arrange them by user name, how many roughly are running under your account and how many are running under the system account?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

About 28 on my Account and 61 for my System.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:39 PM

By far the best way to reduce this number is to disable the services using the guide posted above and disabling startup items.
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