Solved Gaming Issue Jerky after time period

Award / Awrdacpi
October 13, 2011 at 14:53:29
Specs: Windows 7, 2.666 GHz / 1023 MB
Hello, Whenever I play a game on my computer, it works fine for 5-10 minutes then the game play goes extremely jerky and laggy. the only way i can fix it is by restarting my pc but then it does the same thing over. Even with old games like unreal tournament 2004 set down to the very lowest graphics this happens. Please help! my specs are

OS:Windows 7
CPU/Ram: 2.666 GHz / 1023 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO AGP (256mb)
Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio USB Audio Device
Thank you!
P.s i was having the same issue when running XP on this system.


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#1
October 13, 2011 at 15:30:34
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Either there is memory leak somewhere, or (more likely) you are just running out of ram. If you can, try throwing more memory in to see if that helps.

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#2
October 13, 2011 at 18:20:23
@jowah thanks I'll see if I can find some. Is there anyway to make the RAM refresh itself periodically without restarting the computer? Probably a stupid question I know but it would be helpful. I do need more RAM because the computer uses 701-705mb of it when doing nothing so i'll see if i can get some more

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#3
October 14, 2011 at 15:30:13
Hi Bigguns38,

There are little apps out there that will flush your RAM but I'm not sure if they are any good. I know that Windows is generally crappy at managing memory usage, so the usual solution is to just throw a ton of memory at it.


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#4
October 14, 2011 at 21:47:30
Ok thanks. I know that RAM is a bitch because you have to get the right card etc. I've found a cheap 2gb ddr2 card. How can i tell if it will work in my pc?

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#5
October 16, 2011 at 11:09:15
You can look up the type of ram you need for your pc. Is it a homebuilt pc or an off-the-shelf one? If it's off the shelf, what is the make and model?

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#6
October 17, 2011 at 21:52:05
It's homebuilt. I did ran a scan from a website that told me i currently have 2 512 mb cards and only two slots and that it supports up to 2gb of ddr. Old motherboard obviously haha

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#7
October 18, 2011 at 10:49:34
Yeah that sounds kinda small by today's standards, but you should still see a performance increase.

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