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#1 Nashy19

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:40 AM

Hi, I'm looking for things to upgrade to smooth my lag. I play a few Java browser based games and when they lag my music lags too which is very annoying.

Runescape will suck the most CPU, when I have it open Java runs at about 65% (high detail so I think it uses more than just CPU power alone)

OS: XP Home Edition
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Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 6100 nForce 405
2.01 GHz
CPU: Athlon™ 64 Processor 3200+

I have the latest Java/browser updates.

My Internet isn't great,
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I haven't decided on how much I want to spend yet.
What would the best thing for me to do?

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:10 AM

exactly how much ram do you have? and your CPU seems to be whats slowing you down...

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:43 AM

exactly how much ram do you have? and your CPU seems to be whats slowing you down...


My computer says 3.25GB, I think I have a bit more than that.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:13 PM

yea you must have 4GB, but since it's 32bit, your system can only recognize 3.5GB at the most...
I think that your CPU is whats making your system lagg
I would recommend that you get a new computer because i don't think that they make CPUs for your socket type anymore...

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:36 PM

How much of a difference do you think it would make if I had a better CPU? (and probably a better graphics card)

Also if I got a new computer should I wait for Windows 7? At the moment I have a dark Vista aero theme on my XP and I really like that look.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 02:28 PM

Personally i like windows seven a lot better... but its your choice, as for a better cpu, it will make a big difference... but like i said, your computer socket is old and i dont belive that amd makes any more of those cpus...
as for graphics card, im not to sure seeing as im not familiar with nivida (i know more ati but still not a lot)
but a new graphics should help

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:19 AM

Just a thought. I heard Google Chrome (the new browser from Google) processes Java much faster than other browsers. I've quit Runescape so i don't know. Maybe give it a try.

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