Random FPS Lag in games

By ZenStyle0
Jul 2, 2014
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  1. I have been experiencing this fps lag that would occur randomly when I play games such as League of Legends and Far Cry 3. The game would run perfectly fine but after a while it will start getting lag spikes and progress to a point where the game actually freezes for a second or 2. In the case of far cry, the performance recovers, in the case of LoL, the performance recovers but the fps still stutters. This never happened a few month back and my computer is quite new (bought in January)

    This has been happening recently and I have tried defragging, installing antivirus, and even reformatting the computer but the problem persists. I am deciding to reformat my computer once more but before that I want to get some help from here to see if this is a software/computer setting problem. Othewise, I would suspect it is a hardware problem where my graphic card has been deteriorating.

    Here are my system specs:

    Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.140330-1035)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    System Model: 3570R/370R/470R/450R/510R/4450RV
    BIOS: P15RAN.208.140429.ZW
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
    Memory: 6144MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 6030MB RAM
    Page File: 2394MB used, 7701MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode


    Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Type: Full Device
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_C706144D&REV_09
    Display Memory: 1792 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
    Shared Memory: 1760 MB

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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Are you playing these games on-line when the lag occurs?
  3. ZenStyle0

    ZenStyle0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am playing League of Legends online and I have about steady100 latency. For far cry, it is offline.

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