Computer cpu lag

October 15, 2010 at 10:51:46
Specs: Windows XP
A computer who lags so much that it cant play any games normally! (GASP)
It tried to play:
*Battlegrounds 2
*Team fortress 2
*League of ledgends
* And other stuffs.
But none of these games seems so be able to pass the painfull mark of [u]9[/u] fps.
The strange thing is this computer was resently upgraded (Because of pepsi being poured over the grapics card (LOL).

So lets give you guys some intell

OP: Windows XP (Tried Windows 7 aswell but no luck) (Reinstalled XP twice no luck)
installed direct x and other windows programs needed.
Running the cpu on optimal mode, for increased cpu speed (no luck)

The parts
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium D 820, 2833 MHz (14 x 202)
Motherboard Name Asus P5KPL-AM SE (New part)
Video card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (New part)
MemmoryFree 1542 MB (guess i could have more but this was enough with my old parts)

There' s more but i dont think they are relevant. My electrical suply (Also new) is sufficient to run the parts that the subject knows.

Now the motherboard drivers are installed and updated, so are the video card drivers.

So to recap. All kinds of shiny new parts and a sucky computer is all that is left.. huh ?



PS: Need to know anything tell me what i need to do to get it and were i cant find it and i will post

*= People revered to in this post are just Maggio


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October 15, 2010 at 11:04:04
You missed the most important part: memory

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October 15, 2010 at 11:14:55
These games pass the system requirements ?

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October 15, 2010 at 11:41:13
If you've re-installed windows, make sure you update all your drivers again.

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October 15, 2010 at 12:21:49
Drivers are updated

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October 16, 2010 at 04:41:03, Wanderer touched on my thought, memory. Not enough or not enough AVAILABLE can account for your troubles. Cleared it out lately? A lot of stuff gets stored in temporary files and use up available memory and sometimes they're only purged on boot. You might try rebooting just in case.
Another 'maybe'? A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while (blocks games while being read) if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: can get rid of it when it’s ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.). May not be your deal at all, but won’t cause any harm to try. I run it often (daily as I mess with LOTS of DLs).
Ed in Texas.

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