FPS drops while Gaming & Movies

Apple / Macbook pro 17
January 15, 2010 at 17:43:03
Specs: Windows XP
So I'm having a bit of trouble with my Mac
Book Pro 17" model. About a year ago I boot
camped windows xp pro on my Mac Book Pro.
It worked flawlessly. I then, months later,
decided I wanted to try windows 7 out. So I
deleted windows xp and install windows 7
instead. Windows 7 worked flawlessly, but I
just didn't like it too much and preferred
windows xp. So I decided to switch back to
xp pro; This switch however came with a
problem. Whenever I watch movies, play
games or do anything that requires a lot of fps
my computer drops 20-30 fps for a few


CPU:P8600 @ 2.4 GHz processor with 6MB
on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with
processor speed

Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics
processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory

Memory: 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of
1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots
support up to 8GB

Hard-Drive: 250GB

Solutions I have tried but have not worked are
reinstalling windows xp again, updating video
drivers, turning all my nvidia settings to high
performance and setting all my gaming and
videos settings to low.

I'm not sure what the problem is here.. I don't
think the video card is overheating but I guess
it is a possibility. What I believe the problem
to be is something is taking up al ot of the
cpu's bandwidth and it causes my computer
hault up.

Any help with this matter would be greatly
appreciated =]. Thanks!

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January 15, 2010 at 18:13:54
I have also tried running the game on one core then tried the
other core alone, same thing. I also tried uninstalling avg free
and turning off windows firewall, same thing again.

Are there any programs I can download that log what my cpu
is processing? I really think its something taking up a lot of
cpu bandwidth because it usually happens ever 30 seconds or

I believe this is just a problem with the windows xp side of the
hard drive. I watched a movie on the mac os. No problems at
all. It ran smoothly. Watched the same movie on windows
xp and it pretty much started the fps drops within 30 seconds
- 1 min.

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January 15, 2010 at 18:22:31
You can press ctrl+alt+delete and go to processes to see what's using how much cpu.

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January 15, 2010 at 18:27:14
Yup, but what I am looking for is a program that logs to like a
text file of some sort. That shows how much cpu % a program
is taking and when.. That way I can pinned it to a program while I
am playing ingame.

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