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Need help with brand new gaming system

By Unko Bejo
Mar 5, 2008
  1. i am very new at gaming computers and need as much help as possible. i have just bought a gaming computer and when i go on the internet and i scroll down its starts to lag what does that mean?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Hi Unko Bejo, your question is a little to broard (open)

    Please put your System Specs in your Profile

    and state specifically where you go on the Internet and what page(?) you are scrolling down.

    It would also be good to know what Internet connection you are using (I don't think it's dial-up :) ) and also what's running on your computer (Internet Secrity - Norton?)
     
  3. hushbrown

    hushbrown TS Rookie

    hi there,
    has all the motherboard drivers been installed especially the graphics card drivers? if the page is flicking, whether it be an internet browser or windows explorer browser its usually cause the video card drivers arent installed. If theyre installed it could be other programs running in the background like any internet security software you may have as previously stated? Some internet sites require java or adobe flash player for it to be viewed properly.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Ok then...

    Here is a good guide to follow:

    You may wish to Print this page

    Inside Internet Explorer click on "Tools" on the toolbar
    (Note: in IE7, you may need to press ALT on the keyboard to see the IE toolbar)

    After clicking on "Tools" click on "Internet Options"

    • The first window you are presented with will be the "General" tab settings
    • Inside the "General" tab you can select "Delete..."
    • The next popup window will ask you what to delete.
    • You can select one button at a time, or "Delete all", answering Yes
    Once this is completed (and it may take some time to do) Continue on:

    Still in the General Tab
    • Click on "Settings" (next to Delete)
    • Change the "Disk space to use" to 65
    • Select OK
    Now, go to the Security tab
    • Click on "Custom Level"
    • Click on "Reset"
    • Click on "OK"
    Now go to the Privacy tab
    • What I do in here, is move the vertical slider slighty up or down
    • This allows "Default" to highlight
    • Click on "Default" (the slider will come back down)
    • Click on Apply
    At last go to the Advanced tab
    • Click on "Restore advanced settings" (a bad way of saying default)
    • Also if you scroll down the list, you will find "Phishing Filter" (I usually disable this annoying popup)
    • Click on Apply
    • Click on OK
    Restart Internet Explorer
     
  5. BoneyardBrew

    BoneyardBrew TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Update your video card drivers. I have the same problem when I install them on a new computer or load of XP. The same thing happens to windows. If I try to move a window it will lag. Hopefully that helps.
     
  6. Unko Bejo

    Unko Bejo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok it is the video card but like I said I really new so where would my video card be and would tell me what kind of video card it is like the name or something cause I don't have a disc to install it
     
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