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Difficulties with lag issues (Help!)


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#1 Triggertyler

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

First i'd like to apologize for maybe posting in the wrong forum, I've never been here and now I'm desperate for help..

My computer specs;

Intel® Core™2 Quad PC CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.39 GHZ
3.00 GB Ram
64 Bit Windows 7 Operating system
297 Gig memory
NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS


My computer has started to lag in games for about a week or two now, i'll play a game for three minutes or sometimes even less & the lag will start to pour in. This happens with every game and every type, it even happened with maple story (Which is a very bleepty graphics game). This happened once before and i asked my friend eryn, he told me to clean it out because there might be dust on the graphics card (I clean out my computer like once every month) and so i did, it was a temp fix, it fixed it for like a day & then it was back to being laggy. I talk to my friend marc and he told me to update my graphic drivers, do a virus scan and clean out with a defrag. I did all of that & still no progress, i even did a system restore and still no luck. He's coming over today to reinstall windows 7 on my computer with a complete wipe. If this doesn't work then i have no idea on what to do, might be my hardware inside but i'm not too sure that's why i posted in this section. Please please help me, i'm dying to play a game.


Oh & the lag is really bad, it drops to like 2-3 frames per second, not even playable by any standard or how desperate you really are. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:42 PM

It might be heat issues, weak power supply or even bad video card?
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:42 PM

Hi Triggertyler, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Is this a custom build?

What is the make and model of your PSU?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:48 PM

Hi Triggertyler, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Is this a custom build?

What is the make and model of your PSU?




It's actually a store bought one, i've had it for a couple years & this is the only time it's actually given me any trouble.

It's a dell, not sure of the model or make of it.

thanks for the welcome. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:50 PM

It might be heat issues, weak power supply or even bad video card?

I've considered heating & that's why i brought my computer from below my desk to on top of it and removed the side so that it can have easier access.

As for power supply i haven't considered that but the video card I've known for some time.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:00 PM

We need to check out the cpu first?

Early Q6600 were notorious for overheating

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html#directiontouse

note the revision and stepping

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html#directiontouse
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

Chewy has a very valid point which should be followed up on. One of the other possibilities is that there could be a problem with the PSU. The system requirements for that graphics card shows a minimum of a 300W PSU.

If would be helpful to know what the model of this Dell is so that we can determine what the PSU is, and what its wattage is rated at.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:49 PM

I should have thought of this before now. If you download SIW, open it and scroll down the list in the left pane to System Summary and click on it, it will display the make and model.

http://www.gtopala.com/

When you install this it may ask you if you want to have another application installed as well. I would suggest not allowing this, remove the check mark in the box that would indicate your acceptance of this installation.

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