Decent pc, but all games run slowly?

October 7, 2010 at 23:31:53
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 3.06 Ghz/2 GB
All my games run slowly
My specs are:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz
Hard Disk: Maxtor 6L080L0 39 GB and 37 GB (2 hard disks)
RAM: 2 GB
Graphic Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS 512 mb
Chipset: Intel P35/G33/G31
Motherboard: Gigabyte G31M-S2C
I dont know what to do. I just formatted my pc to windows xp sp3 with all updates. I have installed all latest drivers. I also use game booster from iobit and still nothing. Also flash applications like flash games run very slowly. What can i do? I am really desperate. I want to play my games! Please help!

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#1
October 8, 2010 at 00:15:25
Need a gaming Graphics Card:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/comp...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

The G31 is not supported fuly under XP:

"The IntelĀ® G31 Express Chipset supports IntelĀ® 45nm processor technology, enabling a scalable platform for value conscious consumers. With a 1333MHz system bus, DDR2 memory technology and support for Windows Vista* Premium, the Intel G31 Express chipset enables scalability and performance for everyday computing."

http://www.intel.com/products/deskt...


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#2
October 8, 2010 at 04:53:01
the v-card isn't for gaming but i think the issue isn't v-card. Which games are u trying to run? (better be old games).

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#3
October 8, 2010 at 06:07:05
"my games"
wut are they ?
and ur pc lacks the graphics power to run modern games
u mentioned flash games ?

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#4
October 8, 2010 at 09:01:16
It's NOT a decent PC, but it could be. It's got a crappy 533MHz FSB single core CPU, RAM type isn't mentioned but it *should* be DDR2-667 (or better), plus you have a non-gaming video card. BTW, you don't have two HDDs...you have a single 80GB HDD (actual capacity is approx 74.5GB) which has 2 partitions. What else do you need to know? A graphics upgrade will defintely improve gameplay. A CPU upgrade would be good as well.

http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb...


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#5
October 8, 2010 at 09:24:16
Even if you don't have much to spend, a cheap dual-core Celeron Wolfdale for about $50 will beat the crap out of your P4, even at it's default speed. And if you were to reclock/overclock to 3.0GHz @ 9 x 333MHz, you'd have a MAJOR improvement over the old P4 due to the FSB increase from 533MHz to 1333MHz..

There are plenty of decent gaming cards for right around $50 as well...HD4650, HD5550, HD4670, GT 240. And newegg is still offering the 9600GSO for just $35 after rebale ($7 shipping though). It's a bit of an oddball with 1.5GB DDR2 at only 800MHz (effective), but it is 192-bit memory, so it kinda makes up for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You should be able to sell your 8400GS & old CPU to make up for part of the upgrade costs. They're worth about $25 each.


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#6
October 8, 2010 at 13:23:30

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#7
October 9, 2010 at 00:09:06
i try to run gta san andreas and mafia but they lag and my computer meets the maximum requirements they have. Also when i play at miniclip games they also lag and sometimes youtube videos also.

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#8
October 9, 2010 at 16:48:45
How many processes do you have running? Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up Windows Task Manager, then click the Processes tab. At the bottom/left, how many processes do you have running? Now move your mouse to the top of the columns & click on "User Name"...this will arrange the processes. How many processes have YOUR user name next to them?

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#9
October 9, 2010 at 23:59:40
i have 54 processes but when i play i use game booster and it shuts down all processes i dont need while playing so i think that is not the problem

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#10
October 10, 2010 at 00:08:51
before things were okay. i could play any game without lag. I also installled gta iv and batman arkham asylum and played on lowest settings for 15 and 25 fps respectivly. But when i installed assassins creed and call of duty 2 all the games started to lag. i uninstalled both games to see if it could do something. nothing. I uninstalled all the games and only installed gta san andreas. It laged on the lowest setting possible together with mafia. I thought formatting would fix the problem. I was wrong. I installed all the drivers on the fresh formatted pc and the latest directx. I installed san andreas and played it. It was laggy as hell. Sometimes it would turn to a steady fps for 1 second or 2 and then back again to the choppy fps. Now i dont know what to do. Please help.

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#11
October 10, 2010 at 09:09:00
You've already been told you have a poor hardware configuration. The motherboard isn't too bad but your CPU & video card both suck. And you do NOT have 2 hard drives. You have a single 80GB drive with 2 partitions. Look at the model number...see the 80? Don't believe me? Google it.

I've never heard of Game Booster before but I just looked into it. Maybe it does what it says? I don't know. I looked at my Task Manager & I only have 40 processes running, 5 of which have my user name next to them. I have no idea which additional 14 processes you have running, but that's one of the 1st things you should look into. Either run MSCONFIG from Start > Run then click the Startup tab, or install CCleaner-Slim, click Tools > Startup & see what's listed there.

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msc...

If you download CCleaner, make sure to get the Slim version. Run the cleaner & the registry scanner....remove everything they find, then check the startup entries:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

BTW, you shouldn't double post. Your other thread will probably be deleted.


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#12
October 20, 2010 at 04:43:55
thank you everybody but i found out whats the problem. My fan had collected a lot dust and i cleaned it and now every game runs perfect. i can play batman arkham asylum and assassins creed 2 at 30 and 25 fps respectivly. Once again thanks and i will consider a cpu and graphic card upgrade

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