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My computer is acting funny while playing games

By JcHARPPP
Oct 28, 2009
  1. My problem is when I play counterstrike source or any other game it seems to skip and lag, kind of like a hiccup. When I walk the floor shakes like crazy. I wish I knew what the problem was. Here are my specs.

    NVIDIA 8000GS
    1000W Toughtpower
    ASUS P5Q deluxe mobo
    6600 @ 2.40ghz 2GB RAM
     
  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,648   +521

    Does this problem occur e mediately when you start up the game or does it take some time before it starts, also by floor shakes you mean the textures in the game are going all crazy like?
     
  3. JcHARPPP

    JcHARPPP TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes to both of your questions

    I went from a 2900 XT ATI 1GB to a 8800 GS Nvidia
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Although you are above the Minimum specifications for the game
    Your Video card is only 384MB, and 2.40ghz (single core?) is a bit low

    I tend to disable as many startups as possible, here's a good tool for that: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
    And run CCleaner regularly: http://www.ccleaner.com/download/downloading

    Actually if you have an exit on your Antivirus or 3rd party firewall, I'd do that as well (whilst playing offline of course)

    Or consider upping to a better faster computer for gaming ;)
    Which Windows OS are you running?
     
  5. JcHARPPP

    JcHARPPP TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I went from a 2900XT 1GB to a 8800 GS I had the same problems with both.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    So you dropped Memory on your Video card?
     
  7. JcHARPPP

    JcHARPPP TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I dropped memory because even with 1 GB on my 2900 nothing changed when i switched.
     
  8. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,648   +521

    6600 @ 2.4 I'm assuming is a E6600 which is a dual core not single in which case thats fine for gaming and more than enough for CSS. Try doing a complete uninstall of your current video drivers and then boot up in safe mode and run a program called Driver Sweeper to get rid of any left over files, reboot, then install the latest drivers that you can get directly off of Nvidia's web site. If that that doesn't fix it then there may be something else wrong.
     
  9. JcHARPPP

    JcHARPPP TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I will try it and see what it does.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Driversweeper: [​IMG]

    Restart

    nVidia Drivers: [​IMG]
     
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