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Whenever I am playing games such as starcraft, Diablo II (online and offline), FFXI, and PSO Blue Burst, my computer randomly lags. Like for instance, on FFXI, I have between 30 and .2 fps at any given time. Like, it will run smooth for like 1 minute than lag for like 3-10 seconds. Here are my system specs

System Specification---4/7/2007 6:46:36 PM

Windows Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

Memory (RAM) 2048 MB

CPU AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology ML-37

CPU Speed 1962.5 MHz

Sound card SoundMAX Digital Audio

Display Adapters NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS | NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD

Screen Resolution 1440 X 900 - 32 bit

Network Adapters Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport | Realtek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport | Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver - Packet Scheduler Miniport

CD / DVD Drives D: SlimtypeCOMBO SOSC-2483K

COM Ports COM3 | COM4 | COM5

LPT Ports

Mouse 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present

Hard Disks C: 74.5GB | E: 74.5GB

Hard Disks - Free C: 37.0GB | E: 44.2GB

USB Controllers 2 host controllers.

Firewire (1394) 1 host controllers.

Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.

Product Make Aurora m9700

AC Power Status OnLine

BIOS Info ATAT COMPATIBLE 042606 A M I 4000626

Time Zone Eastern Standard Time

Battery Unknown

Motherboard alienware Aurora m9700

Modem Agere Systems AC'97 Modem
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Sounds like your computer is loading something in the background every-so-often. Probably antivirus, a program auto updating...ect.

Or it could be your computer using pagefile space. You seem to have plenty of ram so assuming you don't have a million programs running in the background while playing a game, I'd recommend turning off your pagefileing.
right click "my computer" > properties > advanced > proformance settings > advanced > virtual memory change

pagefileing is good if you think your running low on ram but it's alot slower so it's BAD if you have plenty.

-hope that helps
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it's off now, but it was set to 738 mb min and around 1500 max? Do you think that was the reason? I'll be testing it now.
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