My computer runs on Windows XP with 2GB of RAM, and an AMD 3GHZ processor and has recently started to thrash when I open up big applications - mainly games.
I have some knowledge of thrashing but this case is worrying me as the games I am trying to run are generally low-key for my machines specifications (as far as I am aware) - Medieval II for instance, and Football Manager are the big hitters even though my RAM should be more than enough to run the game, and maintain it. I am only seriously questioning this because in the past I have run games, or people I know have done so on much less powerful machines without any problem - so why is it happening to my system? The slugishness as a result of the thrashing usually happens around 20-30 minutes after I have started the game, before which the game runs perfectly fine. I have tried running a few tests yet the only negative feedback I have received is of a 60°C CPU which is constant, before, during, and after any thrashing has occurred.
I have ordered an extra 2GB but want to make sure there are no underlying problems which I am covering up since my current spec should have no problems.
If anyone has any information or ideas on how I can solve this problem it would be heavily appreciated.
Kind regards, Dan.
Edited by Natagora, 31 August 2010 - 09:00 AM.