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Windows 7: Games are lagging after upgrading to windows 7


22 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Games are lagging after upgrading to windows 7

Hi, I recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
And my PC have:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @2.93Ghz 2.94Ghz
2Gb memory RAM
NVIDIA GEForce GT 240

I was wondering why games like MAFIA 2 are lagging when It runs very smoothly before when I'm still in XP. .... Is my video card damage? Or it's just Windows 7 consumes alot of RAM than XP when/even without running games????

Please help, Thanks.

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22 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a similar setup, though a much weaker GPU, and I'm not sure why you're experiencing this. I haven't played a game in XP since the day I bought Windows 7, but I don't think it's because of the OS itself. Windows 7 can be a bit difficult to work with when you're a new user, because it works on a completely different level than previous operating systems.

A few useful tips would be: never keep generic drivers from Windows Update, always use the ones from the manfacturer's website; the generic Windows drivers are there just to make it work as a basic needed component, the full potential can only be achieved with original drivers. Also, ALWAYS install DirectX from the game installation CD. Though Windows 7 comes with DX11, it still needs DX9 files that the games were built for; if the DX setup says there are no components to update, you're sure that you won't have a problem with DX. Also, many games released prior to 2009 may (but not necessarily have to) be set to run elevated and/or in certain compatibility modes, so always check the Game Compatibility List here at SF to make sure the game you want to play can run on Windows 7 (all the info and lists are on the first page).

As for Mafia 2 itself, i think that's just the way this game was "optimized"... Unless it's lagging A LOT (the only actual lag I encountered is right after leaving prison, when I'm supposed to meet with Joe; that small park in front of the building game me an amazing FPS decrease; it happens other times, but seems to go away as soon as I enter a car).
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22 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

IMO, if you have windows 7 and you want to play games you will need at least 3gb of memory, but if you upgrade go for a total of 4gb.
Yes windows 7 needs that more, thats why your suffer with games.
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22 Jul 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

You may want to get 4GB of RAM... Also make sure PhysX is disabled in the graphics settings, that will KILL your framerate.
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