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Computer is choppy in games (lagging 2-4 times every sec)

  1. Hello guys! I'm in need of help!

    My computer have been acting weird in games for some time now.

    Whenever i start a game(No difference in heavy games or light games), it runs perfectly fine for 5-10 min - Then the horribly annoying lags start..

    It's like it freezes for a millisecond, and it does it 2-4 times a second...

    I'm no computer wiz or good explainer. So i'll use pictures instead!


    I know it's from Minecraft, but bear with me...

    Notice the redish graph - This shows the freeze/lag spikes when i'm in game - The graph takes 15 second from start to end.. The frequency of the lag is the same in all games..

    [Damn i'm not allowed to show links before i've made 5 posts]


    This is when i'm in the menu... This is how i believe it normally should be...


    [Damn i'm not allowed to show links before i've made 5 posts]



    Now as i said, i'm no computer wiz, but after i've read countless problems somehow related to mine, i know i need to give you more infomation. So here we
    go! Asks if you need something else!

    And i hope you can reply in a way that the most retarded (Me) of people can understand! :D

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    Everest results:
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    Homepage
    Report Type Report Wizard
    Computer WIN-KGM7VBBVS0V
    Generator Administrator
    Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition 6.1.7601
    Date 2012-03-14
    Time 17:19


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    Computer:
    Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
    OS Service Pack -
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name WIN-KGM7VBBVS0V
    User Name Administrator

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type 2x , 3415 MHz
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset Unknown
    System Memory 8192 MB
    BIOS Type Unknown
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
    Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (A6LMQS030205)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]
    Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive SAMSUNG HD502IJ ATA Device (465 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive Samsung S2 Portable USB Device (465 GB, USB)
    Optical Drive DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
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    D: (NTFS) 326938 MB (151605 MB free)
    G: (NTFS) 476937 MB (64409 MB free)
    Total Size 931.4 GB (241.4 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
    Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Network:
    Network Adapter Hamachi Network Interface (5.129.176.179)
    Network Adapter Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) (10.0.0.2)

    Peripherals:
    USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
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    USB2 Controller Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
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    USB Device USB Composite Device
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    USB Device USB Input Device
    USB Device USB Input Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device




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    Hijack this results:



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  2. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 375   +64

    Hi. I'm not sure, but perhaps a run down of your system specs would be helpful? I mean the hardware stuff: CPU, board, graphics card.

    Does your rig "act weird" when you use other applications? Also, have you checked your CPU and GPU temps?

    EDIT: Oops, sorry, I see you've got a Radeon 5700 and a dual core.
     
  3. DevilDevansh

    DevilDevansh TS Member Posts: 53

    you gave the longest set of info i've ever seen . Well i just dont get what you are saying about your problem please give the links or if you do not have 5 posts please make em anyways.


    just a guess - maybe you have recently changed your OS and these games have data files from your previous OS . if this is so then compatibility settings might help.

    reply.:D
     
  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,286   +232

    My first suspect is Gamebooster. Sounds great on paper, but I've had a few friends who ended up with issues and removed it. Ironically, removing Gamebooster made their games run more smoothly - funny, huh?

    Also, just out of curiosity... Are the games with this choppy behavior completely local games, or networked? I've seen network issues (like corrupted Hamachi setups) cause weird hiccups as well.
     


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