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Windows 7: Old games have lag spikes

17 Feb 2011   #21
ezeht

 
 

Hmm, I wonder if chip set can do that, are you sure they are installed- check c: intel look in it should be a folder that says chip set? maybe they need to be updated. Best I understand the chip set drivers make everything play nice with each other.

I would guess that lap top has least a 1 year manufacturers warranty- And or if nothing else you could call them or go to its web site and put in a support ticket and tell them the prob- it is their machine- they would be the best to know how to correct it or say it is bad and give you another machine.

You say the cpu dips to 0 when the lag starts- I wonder if the chip set or lack of or needs updating can do that- I would think heat or memory sharing. I dont know. I try and help as best I can tho- I have nothing but time, so..

Have you tried to google it- type in my so and so lap top lags playing games- or playing so and so game- see if you get any hits- You do not have to use google searching 1 word at a time you can also ask it questions etc..

What about energy saving settings- I turn that stuff off and set it for performance. As a fact I need to turn off all that junk in my bios- for sure if or when I go to over clocking- but I notice sometimes my monitor blinks lighter darker- It could be the lcd's on my mobo flickering too- But I think it is all the said energy saving junk- All I read it does very lil really other than make your system run iffy-

I do know I have to turn it all off when I go to over clocking- I do not know how to oc. I do read and I seen a video on youtube how to oc my p55 I5 750 on a like mobo- I am more waiting until I can get a better video card- which may be never- I see no point other than that- tho it is said with my cooler I could get around 4.2 thats not bad being stock is 2.66 a quad core too? Ya I think it would help some- but my systems hitch is my old video card..

I am afraid of the built in oc genie- I read it can set voltages way high versus doing it manually. But is said it can push it on up to 3.8 to 4. or so. It is said easy to get 3.6 to 3.8 manually. And I have 1 of the very few memory that can run at t1- AMD has never been able to run t1- I think most memory is all t2 now- intel can use t2 but amd can not use t1- so make all t2 now i guess just because of amd. I just need it to last so I am afraid more than anything..


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17 Feb 2011   #22
Barbarian Roman

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a high performance ati graphics card and an intel integrated one, non make any difference into my lag problems. It's a compatibility issue and no one has an answer for it other than to update drivers, which I always do anyway, so I think it's unfixable. I miss XP...
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17 Feb 2011   #23
alexgophermix

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barbarian Roman View Post
It's a compatibility issue and no one has an answer for it other than to update drivers, which I always do anyway, so I think it's unfixable. I miss XP...
Everything you said there was right. I miss xp too... I tried changing one thing tough; if you go to device manager and then display my Intel (R) HD graphics was set to balanced mode when plugged in. I switched it to maximum performance. I am EXTREMELY skeptical that this will do anything but I have yet to experience the lag spikes (though I only tested for about 5 minutes...). Good luck..
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17 Feb 2011   #24
ezeht

 
 

I also miss xp- My new system and extra memory and dx is cool and all- but w7 is more probs and glitchy than xp sp2 ever was. I like w7 ok- but loved and still would use xp now if they did not stop support for sp2- or if they added dx10-11 and ability to add more than 3.5 gigs of memory to 32 bit- I would take a loss for the price I gave for w7 and go back to xp..

All and all and for above reasons w7 is best I guess but only because ms wants to make money on this half assed stuff and gimped xp- I think they keep w7 gimped hoping we will rush out next year and buy the new said best thing w8 when it comes out- Well I will be in no hurry at all. Its comical w7 updates a few times a week and is still glitchy- xp updated once a month and was less head akes and everything worked, with good security and keep up with updates and after sp2 it was never as bad as some tried to say it was- mac or lenox fans that is.

It made me laugh how folks hated vista- spent all that money had to have new hardware to run it and it sucked- I know folks in business that spent a ton and was sick over it and vista, even micro soft business would not use vista and vista is ms- ha ha says a lot really.. Dell what ever went against ms and sold pc's that still used xp- sad. Some folks will swear both vista and w7 is the best thing since butter tho.. So what can ya say?

Ha ha I posted in the forums here a few days ago- I spent over 17 hours stayed at it until I figured it out- No 1 here could or tried to help- thats ok. But I installed my stalker soc game- it ran fine but I could not get the patches to install- patch 01 did install- but I needed patch 1.0005- I had some small fits did any and everything I could think of.. Searched the net and only 1 other person had same exact prob but never said if or how he fixed it- Finally I moved the patch from my c: drive to my e: storage drive it installed no prob- the most stupid junk I have ever had to deal with- Man w7 can be aggravating- So I can feel ya..

W7 has its good but not as good as xp sp2 imo.. Some games run a lil better for me in w7 but I have way more memory and now a quad core cpu too.. Things I could do with xp as far as video and stuff is more probs with w7 even with said programs said to work with w7.. But I keep at it and figure it out or work around's. Keep at it you might figure out your probs too.

I wish ya the best- See ya..
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17 Feb 2011   #25
ezeht

 
 

Hmm Maybe you guys should post on the site where the units or mobo was made at- say dell or if the mobo is asus what ever- post there- It is their product and they might better be able to help you..

7 forums is a nice place and all- Maybe one of the best sites I have ever been too as far as nice folks and willing to help- but even here folks can only help but so much- You would maybe get better help at the sites where the products come from- for me it is a common sense thingy- Ya I might post here or a few other sites- After a while if I could get no answers- I would be at the product site and might even feel stupid if I got help in short order and I wasted all that time and being upset for so long.

7 forums is a os help site- it is not really a tech or repair site- It is other sites that are better at such things maybe- But I do think folks here would help if they could- I know general answers can get on your nerves- but to have folks not try and help at all hurts even more..

I am a big fan of seven forums- It is some really great folks here.. And they put up with my long posts too. I cant help it tho- I have lots to say or stuff on my mind maybe- But I do put all the info I can think of into 1 post- I like that versus 5 small posts or others posting between- My poor 2 finger typing skills or spelling or grammar can get on folks nerves I guess- I do as best I can for being stupid and retarded- is all I can say..

Seven forums is a great place- Folks here or even I would help or more if we could- Maybe step out and take some advice and check out the product site- maybe you can figure it out faster..

I wish ya the best..
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17 Feb 2011   #26
Barbarian Roman

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Thanks for trying at least. Xp was good, it could've been improved, not totally forgotten... acer support site wants 50 bucks for a question, and they would tell the same shit to update drivers and such... the lag spikes are for sure annoying but there not as bad as to make u not play the game... though I think if u spend money on a good computer with a new operating system u should be able to play 10 year old games if u want... I mean people are still playing DOS games, for crying out loud!
By the way alex what computer u have?
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17 Feb 2011   #27
alexgophermix

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Toshiba satellite c650. I don't think it has a separate video card, but the problem is the same.
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18 Feb 2011   #28
Barbarian Roman

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So it's not just a specific thing with Acer than. I'll maybe look around a bit more into this problem, seeing that I'm not the only one with the problem, though I really doubt anyone can find anything, its just a compatibility issue that u need to suck up, or install windows xp if u have the original disk and create a dual boot configuration, that would be the best alternative because then u could play any game.
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18 Feb 2011   #29
alexgophermix

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Yeah, possible. I still haven't had any lag after I switched to maximum performance though. If I ever get windows xp on here I'll come back here and mention if the problems persist.
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18 Feb 2011   #30
Barbarian Roman

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I switched to max performance right out of the box, and I have this problem.
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