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Freeze problem when gaming

By skvimpis
Jan 25, 2008
  1. Hi i just reinstalled my computer and when i start playing my online games it freeze like 3 secs and goes back to normal. Then maybe after 10-20 secs at happends over and over again.

    Please help me
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Is this a clean re-install of Windows ?
    Are all new drivers loaded, please check device manager for any conflicts
    Start --> Run, type: devmgmt.msc
     
  3. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes a full re install of windows. i did that u typed what next?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    In device manager if you notice any yellow, kinda exclamation marks. That means the drivers have not been installed

    The drivers are either on your motherboard CD (if you have one) or can easily be downloded from your computers (or motherboard) manufactures website (which is normally preferred)

    To answer further questions regarding drivers, you may need to tell me what computer you have, and what Windows you are using.
     
  5. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    Another common cause of game lag/freezing is cpu temps. Download and install speedfan (www.almico.com/sfdownload.php) and post what your temps are. Also hsa your computer been overclocked at all and what are your systems specs? Did this game always do this or is it a fairly recent occurence?
    cheers
    Hynesy
     
  6. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i can see that the PCI ''for easy kommunication'' isnt installed. if i press reinstall as it say i should do what will happend then? ^^
     
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Can you tell us your system specs first? Also, what games is it? little flash games, or games such as Counter-Strike?
     
  8. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im sorry i dont know what specs is but yes counter strike and battlefield 2
     
  9. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

  10. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok got it

    Windows XP5.1 Service Pack 2
    Memory (RAM) 2047 mb
    CPU info intel pentium 4 CPU 3.60GHz
    CPU Speed 3587,9 mhz

    enough? :p
     
  11. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so should i install that PCI thing ?
     
  12. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    It would also help to know the Graphics card/display driver.

    Sorry, I don't know if you should or not, but I'd say so. Don't take my word on it, though.
     
  13. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1280x1224 - 32 bit
     
  14. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anything else i can do to fix the freezing?
     
  15. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Ok, right above the 1280x124, it tells the display adapter, which is what I'd like to know. You may also try disabling background programs. Do you have any Anti virus or antispyware running in the background?
     
  16. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i have Norton internet security but it dosnt help to turn it off
     
  17. skvimpis

    skvimpis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    moper man what next?
     
  18. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    You may wanna try that.
     
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