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Windows 7: FPS is bad if I leave my computer on for days.


05 Oct 2012   #1
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
FPS is bad if I leave my computer on for days.

So I leave my computer on 24/7 for certain reasons that I'm sure you'd all be mad at me for so I'll just shut up.

Anyways, if I leave it on for a couple of days and then I try to play a game, my FPS will be very low. At 10 - 30. Some of you might be saying "Wow, 30 fps is a lot! Stop complaining" but to you I say, 60 FPS or don't game at all.

Even if I put the graphics settings all the way down, the FPS will still be bad. It happens to every game I try, and overclocking does nothing either. It's not my computer overheating at all, seeing as It's always at 30 - 40C.

To fix this, I restart my computer. But it's very bothersome to restart my computer and if I can fix this problem somehow, that would be great. Although it's not a serious issue.. why not try to fix something that bothers you if you can afford to?


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06 Oct 2012   #2
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I leave mine on most of the time too, but I try to remember to at least reboot it on a regular basis to clear its mind. :-) Every so often I actually turn it off for the night and let it think it's having a rest. I also let the hard drives go to sleep and the monitor goes on stand-by. I don't hibernate it.
But I think most of the geeky sort of people I know leave them on at least a lot.
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06 Oct 2012   #3
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan View Post
I leave mine on most of the time too, but I try to remember to at least reboot it on a regular basis to clear its mind. :-) Every so often I actually turn it off for the night and let it think it's having a rest. I also let the hard drives go to sleep and the monitor goes on stand-by. I don't hibernate it.
But I think most of the geeky sort of people I know leave them on at least a lot.
If I put it to sleep the same problem happens with the FPS, so I don't do it too often unless I'm leaving for a very long period of time >.>
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06 Oct 2012   #4
M1GU31

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Just reboot it at least like every 3 days or so or when ever it gets jerky to clear out the cache on the ram. It gets a memory leak effect after a couple days. I myself though shut it down everyday since i like leaving my machine take a break but other ppl like leaving it on so all personal choice.
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07 Oct 2012   #5
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

everyone will experience this problem, it's just the RAM cache, it needs to be flushed, just like going to the toilet (excuse the scenario), but you can't keep going without flushing otherwise you'll cause a blockage, so a good flush often helps (restarting I mean).
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07 Oct 2012   #6
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
everyone will experience this problem, it's just the RAM cache, it needs to be flushed, just like going to the toilet (excuse the scenario), but you can't keep going without flushing otherwise you'll cause a blockage, so a good flush often helps (restarting I mean).
That's a Crappy way of putting it... see what I did there?

That has always happened to me and I have never found a good answer for it so I just turn it off every night or every time my rig coughs... is there no other way to flush the cache w/o having to restart?
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07 Oct 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't understand the fear of shutting off a computer. It will not vaporize. You just restart it and Windows will play a little tune, (hi I'm back) and you can get on with your computing needs.
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07 Oct 2012   #8
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I left my PC for more than 2 weeks last year without even restarting but i never had any problem with low frames in any game at all... this might be some other issue i guess... i like to leave my PC on all the times unless there's no power outage which happens now on daily basis in my area.
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07 Oct 2012   #9
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I agree with boogieboy. I have a netbook running as a tiny server (simply put, my download speed sucks) and it stays on 24/7 to do its job (really, all an atom 450 is really able to do), never had such issues.

Maybe there is something else that as time goes accumulates nonsense somewhere and this slows down the machine.

Is there any program running?
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08 Oct 2012   #10
Doctoral

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
I agree with boogieboy. I have a netbook running as a tiny server (simply put, my download speed sucks) and it stays on 24/7 to do its job (really, all an atom 450 is really able to do), never had such issues.

Maybe there is something else that as time goes accumulates nonsense somewhere and this slows down the machine.

Is there any program running?
Yes actually, lots of programs. Not any "Active" ones, but I leave things like IntelliJ IDE open pretty much all the time. Sometimes even chrome.
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