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Albino

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Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right section, feel free to move it if you want.

I'm having a little trouble with the performance of my PC. Running windows and small applications is fine, but when playing games, what tends to happen is they will run fine at first, but then become laggy and slow, up to a certain point when all of a sudden it all goes back to normal again, running perfectly smooth. Then the whole process wil start again, go slow, then be fine again. This has happened with games like GTA: Vice City and Counterstrike. It's only a minor problem, but after a while it's annoying, so if anyone has any ideas what's wrong, then I'd be very grateful.

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I would say your computer is infected with spyware, but since the problem only occures when you're playing games, it seems unlogical.
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Well, thing is, it's only just started to happen, but about 4 months ago I had some spyware etc, but I got it all cleaned up, had my HiJack log checked etc. So yesterday to see if it was spyware again, I did a spyware check and virus check, using Ewido, Ad-Aware and Spy bot and AVG, and absolutly nothing came up. I defragemented this morning which only took 17 mins, but still I have a problem.... overheating wouldn't cause this would it? I have a mini fridge next to my comp and it gets a little warm down there.... or am I just randomly guessing now?

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Hi,

It could very well be heat especially when playing games because of the extra stress on the cpu and the heat the vide card builds up when playing games.

List your full system specs or name brand and model of the computer.

Are you monitoring your temps, if so list them.

Rick
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Hi,

Okay, not being too great with computers and all, this is what I know about mine!


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz 800FSB
RAM: 512 MB DDR
Hard Drive: 120 GB
Optical Drive: 16x DVD-RW Drive (+/-) Dual Layer
Monitor: 17in TFT
Graphics Card: 256Bit 64MB(max) Onboard Graphics
Operating System: Windows XP Home

That's all I know really, don't know any makes or anything....I could find out if you tell me how though.


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Albino
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