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Help with Vid/CPU problem!

By skarex
Mar 22, 2007
  1. I have an issue with sound and video sync, and especially with my apps such as games and while playing movies, "buffering/pausing" every few seconds not letting me really do anything. I was told to do a "clean install", if i remember correctly, download latest drivers, resintall hardware, and pretty much anything simple enough for someone of my knowledge to apply. I have been told that my video card had compability problems with the chipset, but i dont know how to go about that. I've also paid close attention to CPU Usage and it goes wild all the time... from 100% to 5ish% back and forth rapidly. I don't think its overheating, and i'm not running anything too drastic, at most World of Warcraft, which l can run at max or low settings, but still buffers, so i cant play effectively.

    SPECS: (Not sure you need all that, but doesn't hurt.)
    System Model: MS-1029
    BIOS: BIOS Version : A1029AE5 V2.30 07/15/05
    Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MT-34, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 1022MB RAM
    Card name: MOBILITY RADEON X700 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type:
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

    I looked around for a similar post of existed, no luck, if there already exists a solution, pls direct me to it.
    Ty for your help in advanced =).
     
  2. honvetops

    honvetops TS Rookie

    Hopefully with this response you'll go back up front in line ;-)
    I am stumped* it looks like that is integrated graphics on your laptop and the features look just fine. question* what virus protection are you using ? Firewall ? Have you done a "complete" system scan for virus / trojan?
     
  3. skarex

    skarex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As a matter of fact, i'm not using any anti virus atm, firewall turned off, i just use Lavasoft to clear spyware and stuff. I don't think it's anything related to a virus or trojan given that i have formated over 3 times to try and figure out what it is thats causing the problem and i cant figure it out. Not sure if viruses can stay on ur HD after a complete format, if so, idn't know that.

    TY
     
  4. honvetops

    honvetops TS Rookie

  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Out to Lunch It goes

    As a matter of fact, i'm not using any anti virus atm, firewall turned off, i just use Lavasoft to clear spyware and stuff. I don't think it's anything related to a virus or trojan given that i have formated over 3 times to try and figure out what it is thats causing the problem and i cant figure it out. Not sure if viruses can stay on ur HD after a complete format, if so, idn't know that.

    Viruses can sometimes survive in the "master boot record" section of a hard drive. sometimes the MBR section is not reformatted with the rest of the drive
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Out to Lunch It goes, It does

     
  7. skarex

    skarex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I see, ty Captain, i didn't know about that about viruses. Now that u mention it, it could possibly be the machine writting onto the HDD due to ram issues. I say this cuz i doubt it's a virus or harmful app in my machine, although i thank Hove for the help i ran AVG and found a trojan thats gone now. But i don't think WoW should have any trouble running at min settings, ive set the machine to make performance over quality, also, it does it with StarCraft, which should be cake for this machine. This makes me think about what i was told about compability problems, perhaps an issue with lack of ram usage. If so, regarding the RAM performance, if anyone could instruct me on how to checking that. It seems that when runnin WoW and a couple other porgrams like aim, and some music, its about 800MB steady. I clean the fan all the time and its defenitely doesn't overheat, maintains descent temp.
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    See how many processes you have running in Task Manager. Ideally, it shouldn't be more than 25-28. You might need to disable some stuff in msconfig if that's not that case. Also, make sure you use multiple anti-spyware programs like Ad-Aware or Spybot to sweep ur system to ensure it is free of junk. Also, update AVG and do a thorough scan again.
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Spybot SD14? or MSCONFIG?...You Make The Call....

    Spybot SD14 has a tools menu, and under "startup" it performs exactly the same function as running "msconfig" from the console.(start>run>(type in)>msconfig)). Spybot has the added advantage of explaining the running processes to you, so that you can make an educated decision on preventing a program from loading at startup. The program is available rght here on Techspot (freeware) http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5-spybot-search-and-destroy.html Also there is a list (extensive) of start-up processes you can use to find out which could be malware, or at least unnecassary. Spybot does have active scanning, something that Lavasoft Adaware (the free version) does not.
     
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