System is slowing down after playing games

By shankar_0426
Nov 7, 2008
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  1. Hi All,
    My computer is slowing down after playing games.Once i restart the machine it is working normally.

    My system configuration is

    OS-XP SP2
    Pentium D2.8GHz
    Intel 945GCCR mother board.
    2 GB RAM 667MHz
    MSI HD4850
    COOLERMASTER 600w SMPS
    LG DVD DRIVE
    Seagate 160GB HardDisk
    Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0

    Please advice me to solve this problem

    thanks in advace

    R.Shankar
  2. krait

    krait Newcomer, in training

    Is it slowing down during gaming or after you exit a game?

    If it's happening for all your games when you are playing, it maybe a heat related problem- CPU overheating and throttling down. Check if all the fans are running, case/CPU/GPu temps etc.


    If the latter, then possibly a case of the application (game) not releasing resources-RAM/CPU it was using? A reboot would fix that as is happening in your case I'd think.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,026   +221

    this is called Memory Leaking
    and is common in many programs.
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