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Zylocks

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alright, i'll just dive headfirst into this :).

my computer is about 3 years old now :S. it was pretty decent when i first bought it, but as of recently it seems to be acting up a bit. i've always played a game called 'warcraft 3' fine on my computer. i've never had a problem with it before, but as of lately, when demanding situations happen. ie, playing on big maps with a large number of people. or playing specific games that have a large amount of units attacking each other, my computer starts to get choppy. occasionally its terrible. i've also noticed that some flashgames that i've played on the internet have started to slow down when demanding scenes come up.

would this be a videocard problem..? could it possibly be RAM (i want to replace my RAM anyways, so this would be the better of the two). could there be some other problem? if it was one of the first two, would there be some sort of test or something that i could confirm it with, hopefully one that doesn't require me to sub out my videocard/ram with working videocard/ram.

thanks!

i look forward to your answers :)
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rshaffer61

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Hello welcome to GeeksToGo, We will be happy to help you.

We will need some more information

If this is a name brand system:
Make
Model
Operating System
Age of the computer
Memory Total
Hard Drive Size, How much free space



If this is custom then We will need the following:

The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

Since you mentioned video card then please include make and model of video card

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
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Zylocks

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im currently away from my computer, and will not be back on it for like 12 hours. i'll give all that information when i get home :).

is there anything you would speculate it being?

Edited by Zylocks, 13 April 2009 - 07:23 AM.

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it could be a bad or corrupted command in the internal line with windows. It can be a problem with windows which should be fixed running the two chkdsk scans

It may be an infection as unlikely as that seems at this point
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