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Topic # 11704 7-Feb-2007 11:51
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Hey,

I have had my computer for 3 years now.  Starting about 6 months ago my video games started lagging.
My system requirements are better than those required to run the game.  i have 2.8 GHz Pentium4 processor,
512 Ram, Ge force 5200x video card with 128MB video Ram.  i was wondering if anyone had any suggestion as
to what could be causing the lagging.  i've tried turning off my virus scanning and spyware scanners but that didn't help.
The computer runs diablo 2 but wont run any other video game i have.


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  Reply # 59984 7-Feb-2007 12:29
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Backing up your data and reinstalling Windows would probably help a lot.

It can be a big job, but usuually well worth it. Also an extra 512MB RAM would do a lot as well.

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  Reply # 60314 10-Feb-2007 09:20
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Yeah that's definately going to work but there are a few things you can try first. Like opening up task manager (Or get Process Explorer from MS's website) to see if anything's hogging the CPU.

If you've recently installed a new driver for something - try rolling it back or uninstalling it. Generally you just want to see whats happening instead of your game :P

Failing that - reinstall :)

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  Reply # 60316 10-Feb-2007 09:29
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Are you suffering problems with new games or old games that previously worked fine?

If it's old games then reinstalling Windows would be a good option. If it's new games suffering from problems then I think you will need to take a look at upgrading your GFX card, a FX5200 is pretty underpowered by todays standards.


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