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XP Pro - Heavy lag in all applications


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Redlazer

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Greetings,

I built my girlfriend a computer for gaming. She plays two MMO's, Shadowbane and WoW with me. (Man am i ever lucky : ). But im not here to brag. hehe.

Despite my best attempts and knowledge (which is reasonable but limited : D), i cannot find the source of these hangups.

Its a AMD based machine running 512mb of PC3200 ram (Dual Channel). I believe its a 1.8ghz, or a 1.2ghz, but theres shouldnt be a huge difference between the two, really. Also running a Geforce FX 5700, and i just updated with the new Det drivers. Also a Maxtor 40gb hdd... no idea the other specs of it, but i suspect this is the central problem.

It happens whenever there is intense loading, however, i know for a fact it is not just the usual loading lag. The mouse completely dissapears for roughly 30 seconds or longer. No problems with it not coming back however, but it appears to have locked. No KB input, nothing.

Today it seems to be hapenning at random intervals, even those in which there would be no loading.

Also, we use a microphone for voice comms. Were using a Sound Blaster 24-bit. How can we make it so we dont hear ourself over the microphone?

Thanks a bunch in advance!

-Red

Edited by Redlazer, 23 April 2005 - 11:22 PM.

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I am not up to answering on this board but I wonder what taskmanager is reading(processes, cpu usage, etc.,) when when you get process overload, how about just leaving it running while burning a cd.
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i would do that but when it happens its not at a point when i can check, its either during windows startup or while playing a game, and the computer is completely unresponsive while its locked.

Thanks for the help though : )
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