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Old 04-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Randomly, my pc went from getting about 100fps in counterstrike source to 30. Also, when i play FFXI i lag a lot. I havent changed anything, ive ran anit virus... idk what is laggin down my fps. I have the x1600 pr 512mb video card. Is it fried? i havent over clocked it or anything. PLEASE help me out! what is causing the loss of fps. please help, thanks!
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Go into task management and check if you have a memory hog there. if u do, remove it. OR upgrade your ram
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how do i get to that?
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control alt delete?
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ok... and what am i looking for?
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go into the processes tab, and look for programs which are using lots of memory. How much RAM do you have? most programs should have around 1 to 6000ish K of memory usage. anything significantly above, like 20,000 to 80,000 you should remove, depending on how much ram u have.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i have 2gb of ram... 1 of the sticks is generic, the other is good. i jsut started having this problem so im ok with the ram i guess. Only things that are around 20,000 and SYSTEM stuff. and internet explorer and firefox are around 50,000.
this just started happening. i do not think my graphics card is fried... i dont over clock it, but i do play final fantasy XI a lot... PLEASE HELP! lol
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HEAT... I bet your computer is hot... My FPS went from 60-100 down to 15 consistantly because of heat... If you have a floor fan, put it next to computer on high... Play your game... Watch the FPS... If it doesn't drop then HEAT is the problem... Otherwise it could be a million things...
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I got the exact same problem.

Crap like this makes my wonder why i dont just become a console gamer.
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hmmm it is getting A LOT warmer here in Chicago... but i do have one of those extension slot fans. well, thanks for the help guys. keep posting if u find anything else^^ thanks
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