Lagging runescape on a gaming like computer?

  1. So heres the thing,

    Runescape is lagging on my computer and its only a year and a bit old and to be honest runescape shouldnt be laggin on a computer with the specs it has...

    Specs: (I'm guessing you guys know what this stuff means coz clearly I don't.. )
    Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz 4MB Cache
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory
    1.5TB SATA 3GB/s Hard Disk Drive NCQ
    Blu-Ray Writer
    nVidia Geforce N220GT-1GB PCI-E Graphics
    19 in 1 Media Card Reader
    Tv Tuner Card
    Windows 7 - 64 BIT Edition
    Modem is brand new and my PC is plugged straight into it via an ethernet cord that is a few years old i must say.

    I have run virus scans and there is nothing that comes up Ive done a disk frag, disk clean up and a restore. Atm, im using 0.8% CPU and 40% RAM and that with 4 tabs open in total, I normally have 12 tabs and it works fine when runescape isnt up. How can i see whats using all my RAM and why is it lagging? Please Please Please someone smart help me :) Oh and what is a tv tuner card? and how do i make it work if it does something :)

    Cheers :)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    You may have some programs running in the background when you play runescape. What antivirus program are you running? A TV tuner card is a device that allows you to view live TV on your computer. There is a cable TV connector on the back of your computer. You have to connect a TV cable or antenna to this connector to be able to use the TV card
  3. PrincessBella

    PrincessBella Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Um, I think its called avast :S Thats what I got told to use. And how do I check for programs running in the background? Oh and thanks for the Tv info too! :)
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    Remove Avast and download and install Microsoft Security Essentials. See if the lagging stops
  5. PrincessBella

    PrincessBella Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Okay thank you! :)


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