Random lag spikes only in Vista

By tonyv01
Mar 22, 2009
  1. Hi Tech Spot,

    I'm having this problem with vista 64 bit when I play games. Its mainly noticeable in FPS games like CSS/COD4. Basically when I'm playing, every now and then (maybe every 3-5mins~) my game freezes for only a milli second then goes back to normal. I've tried 3-5 different drivers, new motherboard, 3 different graphics cards and no avail. I even tried it with only drivers installed and CSS, same thing. I got sick of it and went back to Windows XP and the issue was fixed. I do really want to use Vista, I like the feel and look of it.

    Anyone got ideas of what is the problem?

  2. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 204

    internet lag or freezing?
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Just Vista being Vista... try 7 if you like all those flashy desktop effects. XP is better for playing COD4 and CSS anyways. Not worth the effort of trying to debug stuff in Vista; trust me, it's a battle that cannot be won.
  4. tonyv01

    tonyv01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Freezing. Only for a milli second, never happens in XP.

    Yea I guess Ill have to wait for that :p
  5. tonyv01

    tonyv01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry to bump this but I tried Windows 7 and still having the same issue. Anyone other suggestions?
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