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shaunpg

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I have a problem when running any games on my computer. I experience severe lag spikes which make the games totally unplayable, i've tried turning settings down to minimum, but it doesn't make a difference. When I manually end svchost.exe the games run flawlessly, but I have no sound. Any suggestions?
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since svchost is a generic process that runs other processes, you need to find out what that particular instance of svchost is running....welll, that made no sense.

lemme try again. svchost is not a program, per se, but a process that runs other things...services, processes, programs. So you need to determine what instance of svchost is doing...and you probably have more than one instance of svchost--usually, 4 is common,
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ok, i went into the command prompt and typed in "tasklist /svc" Here are the processes that are running under 4 instances of svchost.exe:

DcomLaunch, TermService, RpcSs, AudioSrv, BITS, CryptSvc, Dhcp, dmserver, ERSvc, EventSystem, helpsvc, lanmanserver, lanmanworkstation, Netman, Nla, RasMan, Schedule, seclogon, SENS, SharedAccess, ShellHWDetection, srservice, TapiSrv, Themes, TrkWks, w32time, winmgmt, wscsvc, wuauserv, WZCSVC, Dnscache, LmHosts, SSDPSRV, WebClient

Are any of these unusual/problematic? I really don't know what most of them are.
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No, none are unusual or problematic. It's obious your running Sp2 with automatic windows updates, though as a few will not be seen in sp1
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Thanks for all your help, but I found the problem and fixed it. I guess I had a dust buildup in my cooling fan. I hit it with compressed air, blew away the dust, and now I run smooth as new. Thanks for everything.
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