Computer lags bad

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January 30, 2009 at 15:28:10
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Its lagging bad even when i play counterstrike source...i also play warhammer online and left 4 dead and still huge amount of lag...
i have:
Nvidia GeForce 9800GT video card
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
2GB RAM
please help me with this situation if you can.

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#1
January 30, 2009 at 17:47:39
1. Is this an OEM computer (Dell, Gateway, HP/Compaq, etc), or is it custom built? self built?

2. What's the make/model of the motherboard?

3. Was the BIOS manually configured for best performance or is it running default settings?

--- 3a. Is Cool 'n' Quiet enabled or disabled? (it should be disabled)

4. What's the CPU temp at idle & under load?

5. Do you have all the latest drivers installed?

6. Which antivirus program are you running?

--- 6a. When's the last time you ran a full virus / spyware scan?

7. Do you have any toolbars installed? Yahoo or Google for example?

8. How many total processes do you have running?

--- 8a. Have you ever run MSCONFIG to disable unnecssary processes from loading at startup?

9. Do you use a program such as CCleaner or Glary Utilities to eliminate accumulated garbage files?


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#2
February 1, 2009 at 03:10:03
Pres Control+Alt+Delete, look on the bottom left and tell us how many processes are running.

PM9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
36gb SCSI
ATi 9250 PCI


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#3
February 1, 2009 at 08:11:10
i have 38 processes running.
Its a custom built computer.
don't know model of motherboard.
Running on high quality.
Disabled
Yes i have the latest drivers installed
Norton Anti-virus
Ran a full test yesterday. nothing wrong.
Google toolbar.

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#4
February 2, 2009 at 02:42:15
lol.

A trim system would be running between 17-25

1 kill norton

2 kill the google toolbar

You can post a screenshot of everthing running in the background and I could tell you what is needed and what is not.

PM9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
36gb SCSI
ATi 9250 PCI


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#5
February 2, 2009 at 03:58:21
also are we talking about your games frame rate is lagging here?

Or are we talking about your internet connection lagging?

PM9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
36gb SCSI
ATi 9250 PCI


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#6
February 2, 2009 at 09:38:22
What is best Antivirus software to use.
How do i post a screenshot..
Well my internet is fine.
and i dont know about the framerate.

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#7
February 2, 2009 at 10:45:38
yeah that's really what you need to determine: are you having network lag, or low fps?

do you have any games with 3D graphics that are not online games? if you get good FPS in those (or maybe something like 3DMark06), then it is probably your network connection that is slow.

try downloading a file that's at least a few MB - what's your transfer rate? if it's less than 100kb/s, you're probably dealing with network lag and not low fps.


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#8
February 2, 2009 at 10:52:27
no its deffinetly not internet.
Im going at 700 kbs
i have 1 none online game: rise of nations
and it works fine.

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#9
February 3, 2009 at 16:42:59
Sounds like you're talking about in-game lag? That could be caused by lots of different things.

One common cause I see is when multiple computers share an internet connection, and one of them is using a lot of bandwidth doing something non-game related while you are online with your game. Could that be happening to you? Are there any other computers online, and are any of them doing anything bandwidth-intensive like downloading or streaming video while you are playing CS?


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#10
February 3, 2009 at 17:22:10
THANK you so much...yes there are many computers in my house. My sisters laptop,brothers laptop, main computer, and my moms laptop. Everyone of those computers are connecting to 1 internet connection that is wireless in the whole house. i actually never of thought of that.

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#11
February 4, 2009 at 11:01:43
Try turning off all the other computers while you play games online and see what happens. Or at least make sure none of them are doing bandwidth-intensive things. I bet it'll make a difference.

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#12
February 4, 2009 at 11:12:36
I might just see if i can get onto a different internet connection. or get a new router and get a totally new internet just for my computer

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