CPU Usage Spikes While Running Old Games
I need your brains for a moment.
Up until about a month ago my computer ran games fine. I could play Left For Dead etc no lag.
Anyways I installed the original F.E.A.R and it lags intermittently at random points. I tried playing my NBA 2K10 game, a game that has NEVER lagged for me, and it too now lags in spurts.
I turned on my meters and noted that my CPU usage is running at about 40% then all of sudden will spike to a 100% without warning.
I don't know what the **** is going on. Ive ran malware, avg, spybot etc and tried to flush out stuff that way... nothing. I've defragged... nothing. The only thing I can think of is that my video card is dying or my RAM is hurting.
My pc is:
4400+ AMD Athlon 64x dual core
320 GB HD
GeForce 8500 GT 1GB Vid Card