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Old 11-26-2006, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue, but it's my first guess.

I'd recently been playing a few games on my PC (Call of Cthulhu and Pirates!) and they were running fine. Then, all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, the graphics in both games got really choppy, lowered fps and such. It's gotten to the point where neither game is really playable and it's quite annoying. I ran the DirectDraw and Direct3D tests with DirectX and they were fine.

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HD: 40GB + 10GB
768MB RAM
Creative Soundblaster Audigy
Nvidia 6600 GT
Intel Celeron 2.8GHz
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Update Drivers, look for spyware, Defrag using O&O
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Done, done and done. No change.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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it could be the processor is overheating and slowing down as P4s are designed to. my guess would be spyware/virii though.
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