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Windows 7: Pc Lags with games?


13 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

at least Resident Evil 5 and NFS Hot Pursuit should not lag coz i played these games on max with E5200 @ 2.4GHz stock and 9600GT

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13 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit 6.1.7600 build 7600
 
 

Hey, sorry for the late replies. As you see, I'm in South Africa. So our time zones differ a bit. In response to the motherboard manual, I don't have one. This pc was put together. And I have not yet updated my system specs on my profile. My games were lagging, so I assumed that it was because I only had 2gb of ram. So yesterday, I went and bought a 2gb Chip to add an extra gig to my pc. But that didn't seem to solve the problem.

And I only have 2 dim slots for ram. So I am running: 1 x 1gb, and 1 x 2gb chip to = 3gb. They are both 800mhz.

But look at what I mean:

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Minimum PC System Requirements

My pc is way above those specs.

Thanks for the post, I'll read through it.
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13 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

With RAM sticks, you should have the same SIZE of RAM sticks in the slots at the same speed. Some motherboards don't like different RAM size sticks (also make sure both of them are the same brand/size/speed). That could be your issue.
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13 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

As I said lag or stuttering, can be caused by a great many things so you'll need to look at everyting, including the game itself. As I said earlier, I would highly suggest you look through my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

And I agree with richardc, but as I said before, if you're using two different densities - a 1gig and 2gig module there may be a specific order they need to be in to function properly. For example - the board may require that the 2gig module be placed in the firsrt slot and the lower density placed in the second one. Some boards may even state that you should use equal density modules. Find and check the manual. You can usually find them on the manufaturer's website.
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14 Dec 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
As I said lag or stuttering, can be caused by a great many things so you'll need to look at everyting, including the game itself. As I said earlier, I would highly suggest you look through my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

And I agree with richardc, but as I said before, if you're using two different densities - a 1gig and 2gig module there may be a specific order they need to be in to function properly. For example - the board may require that the 2gig module be placed in the firsrt slot and the lower density placed in the second one. Some boards may even state that you should use equal density modules. Find and check the manual. You can usually find them on the manufaturer's website.
I agree with this guy. RAM can cause quite a few problems for the PC if it's not put in right.
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19 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

2x 1 gig + 2x .5 gig = 3 gigs, fyi.
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22 Dec 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm also confused by your specs listed and then posted. Which video card are you actually using? You also have a 23" LCD, but list a very low resolution for it.

If you are trying to play a game at too high resolution or with quality settings bumped too high, you will start to overwork the video card, which can lead to stuttering.
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25 Dec 2011   #18

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

run 3D Mark 11/06 test and it will tell if your pc are healthy
by the way your windows should have service pack 1 installed
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05 Sep 2013   #19

Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Try remove Flash Player Plugin and try games!!
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05 Sep 2013   #20

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I thought it was weird that you had an odd amount of Ram memory. It should always be an even number with the sole exception of having a single GB. 512 mb, 1gb, 2gb, 4gb, 8gb or 16gb. Most Ram is sold in packs of two or four, so it's weird to have an odd number. The only place you might normally see 3gb is Vram on a GPU.

Always use matching pairs of Ram. Never mix and match. I'd say the issue is your Ram given the information you've provided. Ram should be bought together, it should always be the same size, and it should be put into the proper slots. If you're using two sticks of Ram you should buy them both together, they should be packaged together ideally, or at the very least be the exact same make and model from the same company. If you're using four sticks of Ram, best case is buy all four together, again, they should -all- be the same make, model, and size from the same company -and- they should be approved for use on your motherboard. Every motherboard has an approved list of compatible Ram and you should always buy approved Ram from that list.

RAM that comes from the same chunk of silicon won't run the exact same speed. Even though they all were made at exactly the same time, with the same process, to be as close as possible to identical, there are microscopic differences that affect how the particular circuit may perform alone, or paired. Obviously, if the memory comes from different manufactures, it can only compound the issue. On top of that using different sizes and/or speeds compounds it even further. Mixing and matching is never a good idea and will almost always have an adverse effect on performance. In worst case [and extremely rare] scenarios it can even cause permanent damage to your computer.

Mobo manufactures go to the trouble of testing memory and supplying a list of approved memory sticks that will work on their boards for a reason. Not all motherboards will "like" just any brand, size, and speed of memory, even if the memory has the same technical specs as a brand that has been proven to work.

If you call a manufacturer and ask them why Ram you've installed won't work or is causing problems. I guarantee the first thing they will ask you is "Is the installed Ram on our approved list of Ram for this board?" If it isn't, they will simply say you need buy memory that has been approved.

You need to get new memory, matched pairs from the same company that are the same size and speed and install them. This is most likely where your problem lies.
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