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Sudden lags - only in games

By DragonMaster
Apr 8, 2006
  1. My brother is telling me that on my father's 6 weeks old computers, games keep crashing.

    In fact, what happens is that the HDD starts running and the whole system is getting VERY slow. Anyone knows what the problem is? Can it be system restore's "periodical backups" that are very slow because games eat as much RAM as they can??

    System :

    Win XP SP2
    Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    MSI RD480Neo2-FI
    MSI ATi Radeon X1600Pro 256MB
    Corsair TwinX 1024 XMS
    Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB

    Catalyst 6.3 Drivers
    ULi M1573 2.13 Drivers
     
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    It could be the indexing service perhaps, or a perhaps a RAM monitor?
     
  3. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 327

    RAM monitor ? AFAIK, there's no RAM monitor with XP. I'm not a fan of background apps. There are only some windows and ATi services and my antivirus.

    Indexing? Maybe. I use to shut down that service. Is it doing anything more than getting the search faster?

    Also, I just saw I don't have the latest southbridge drivers.
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Is it doing anything more than getting the search faster? - no, it's not :)

    The southbridge drivers might help. Worth a try.

    XP doesn't come shipped with any ram monitors/optimisers by the way, no no, you haven't got one that could be causeing a problem.
     
  5. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 327

    Maybe they should help, they shifted from 2.13 to 2.2.

    Mmmm. I didn't play in the Services window on this installation : RemoteRegistry was on...
     
  6. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 327

    It seems to be something else, USB went away a few times for a week and it can't even be overclocked to 205FSB without having problems...

    It runs bad at Corsair's XMS ram guaranteed timings also...
     
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