|I suddenly started having a problem with my games lagging about a month ago. It's happened on Half-Life 2, TF2, Counter Strike: Source, The |
Sims 3, and Tribes: Ascend, confirming that the problem does cover all games, and not just ones from Steam. Basically, I start the game, it
runs great as it always has for about ten minutes, then it suddenly starts playing only about a frame a second. I finally decided to wait
it out, and found out that after about two minutes it stops. Then it works fine again for a while, until it starts lagging again. This just
kind of alternates.
Interestingly, I don't have the problem any other time; I can run Adobe After Effects flawlessly. Also, Minecraft specifically is
unaffected. I've upgraded my graphics card drivers, my hard drive is automatically defragmented every week, and again, every one of these
games has run exceptionally well for years. I also haven't made any major changes to my computer any time recently.
At this point, I don't even know where to start looking for the source of the spontaneous problem, so if anyone can point me in the right
direction, I'd greatly appreciate it.