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Windows 7: Extremly Weird Problem


23 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Extremly Weird Problem

I recently upgraded from windows xp 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit. I am having a hell of a time just trying to play a game. I upgraded all my drivers for my video card and put the power mode in "High Performance" but it still is giving me issues...

I'll be able to play a somewhat choppy game for about 2 minutes and then all of a sudden it completely lags out and it's impossible to play.

I have tried playing two games so far. Left 4 Dead 2 and Day Of Defeat Source. What I am having issues understanding is why it'll be somewhat playable for a couple of minutes then all of a sudden be impossible to play. It has nothing to do with the game getting more intense.

Here are my Specs to help the would be answerer.

ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A76-CM Rev X.0x
2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
4 GIGS of Ram
Plenty of Hard Drive Space.

Anyone know what I need to do?

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23 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rippingcorpse87 View Post
I recently upgraded from windows xp 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit. I am having a hell of a time just trying to play a game. I upgraded all my drivers for my video card and put the power mode in "High Performance" but it still is giving me issues...

I'll be able to play a somewhat choppy game for about 2 minutes and then all of a sudden it completely lags out and it's impossible to play.

I have tried playing two games so far. Left 4 Dead 2 and Day Of Defeat Source. What I am having issues understanding is why it'll be somewhat playable for a couple of minutes then all of a sudden be impossible to play. It has nothing to do with the game getting more intense.

Here are my Specs to help the would be answerer.

ASUSTeK Computer INC. M3A76-CM Rev X.0x
2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
4 GIGS of Ram
Plenty of Hard Drive Space.

Anyone know what I need to do?
Hi and welcome

Are the games you play multi player (ie online) and are you using homegroup for your networking setup?

Ken J+
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23 Nov 2009   #3

win 7
 
 

Me too bad pb :S
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23 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try a Non-Steam game. I have issues with Steam on mine (not the same issue though).

Run something that does NOT require and internet connection, as well as one that does.

~Lordbob
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24 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I am using an Nividia GeForce 9600 GT and had the same problem you describe playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (this is a Steam game). I had the problem even at low resolution. I turned off all of the Advanced Graphics settings and set all the advanced resolutions to low. I am now able to play at 1920x1080. The game is now smooth and looks excellent. You might want to give that a try and I hope it works as well for you as it does for me. EAG1945
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24 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional English, Windows XP Home Netherlands
 
 

I have the same problem on my notebook with need for speed shift. i installed it and i have run it once. When i played for 2 mins the game crashed and now om not abele to boot it annymore, it just gives errors.
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24 Nov 2009   #7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i too had the stutter probs and as suggested by another poster....i switched to window view/no border (looks same as full screen) and turned off AA. it made an amazing difference.....worth a try for you. L4D2 is amazing......
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24 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

It is said that Upgrading is a No-No, more so when you are going from 32 bits to 64bits... it is always recommended to install a Fresh OS to avoid compatibility issues.

I have found that 64 bit is more prone to ask for better or newer drivers and it requires that sound/video and now monitor drivers be 64 bit as well.

Now, don't go believing what I am saying here, I am not a PC guru by any stretch of the imagination, this is just my Personal Opinion since switching from 32 bit XP to now Dual Booting with VISTA ULTIMATE 64 & WIN 7 ULTIMATE 64.

All I can tell you is that I play a lot of games (Single Player/Campaign Type ONLY!!!) so, if your issue is with the ONline or Internet... I can not help you.

Being said that, as soon as I got to Vista/Win 7 64 I started having issues with video, did everything I could to fix it, uninstall video drivers, use a sweeper, reinstall newer drivers, older ones, etc, etc... you name it, I did it. What fixed this for me was the need to also Update my Monitor driver (I was using an old 32 bit driver that wasn't even compatible with Vista 32, let alone 64 bit). I end up having to download a 64 driver from a newer model LCD than mine but it worked a treat... been happy ever since.

Again, this may not even be close to solving your problem, just trying to give you another thing to check. I don't know anything about ATI or AMD so I don't know whether your CPU is capable or enough for the games you want to play, I am sure others would have mentioned it if it wasn't though.

So far, nobody has recommended you to update your drivers because you said that you already did. Now, History has told me that there are plenty of people that say they have installed newer drivers and it turns out they never really did or they did it wrong so... if you don't mind, can you give us the driver versions and tell us how you went ahead and did the updates? You may find this tedious and even stupid but, it may save you a lot of time in the long run
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24 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 32bit (x86) RC build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
It is said that Upgrading is a No-No, more so when you are going from 32 bits to 64bits... it is always recommended to install a Fresh OS to avoid compatibility issues.
What I have been reading sevenforums, alot of problem have been fixed by doing a fresh install and downloaded newest drivers from manufacturers homepages.. Im not a pro eitherbut thats what I would recommend for you to do.

Just take a good look at the driver specs, it needs to be compatible with Windows 7 x64..
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24 Nov 2009   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i upgraded from vista ultimate to 7 ultimate......the only issue i have had was with the stutter and valve games....running in winowed/no border mode seems to have fixed that. everything else runs fine on my pc....
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