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Lag in all games after 10 - 15 mins


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Kevlar Chicken

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first off hey everyone first time poster :)

Now to the problem. Ive had my computer for about 2 years and its been running prety much fine the whole time. Last week i was playing oblivion on max setings but just a couple of days ago i discovered that after 10 to 15 mins i was getting unplayable amounts of lag. The problem isnt my internet connection as i never play online games. the problem persists no matter how old the game is. I have tryied removing unecesary processes background tasks and such but i am at a loss i have no viruses or adware. Any help in this matter would be greatly apreciated heres my spec

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Memory (RAM): 1023 MB
CPU Info: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3700+
CPU Speed: 2134.6 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A | F: TSSTcorpDVD-ROM TS-H352C
COM Ports: NOT Present
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 225.9GB | D: 7.0GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 106.3GB | D: 3.5GB
USB Controllers: 3 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: EJ188AA-ABU t3245.uk
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 10/21/05 | HP-CPC - 42302e31
Time Zone: GMT Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: MSI AMETHYST-M
Modem: Motorola USB Modem #3
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Start by using some canned air to blow out the pc, fans, and power supply. Please do this with the pc shutdown. Reboot and see if it helps.
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i did clear out some dust from inside but was worried to go anywhere near the curcuits as i dont have any canned air ill get some and try a more thorough clean incase i missed something inportant
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first off sorry about the double post wheres the edit button :) forget that it appeared after i posted heh

i tryed cleaning the thing again looks like i forgot to clean the dust out of the fan of my graphics card so i did that quickly and its helped a bit i recon that once ive done it fully the lag will stop completely if not ill get someone to look at it thanks for the help i probably would have broken the thing out of anoyance otherwise :)

Edited by Kevlar Chicken, 18 October 2008 - 08:49 AM.

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