Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Lag with video games

17 Jan 2010   #71
DLG

64bit Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

i dont know if this has been asked before but when u say drop in performance, was it fine up until a certain point? if so, can u remember prior alterations that might be a causal factor?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jan 2010   #72
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well, about 5 to 10 minutes into a game the drop happens. Then the low fps will continue for about 20 seconds, and then I will get normal fps again for a bout the same amount of time.

It was the Crysis Sandbox2 Editor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #73
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have any other games you can test? I ask because you're never going to get good fps in Crysis; even for an sli setup, at times, Crysis fps can drop to the 20's... so it may just be that one game and not a symptom of something larger?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Jan 2010   #74
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well I run it in medium and it goes from 20 fps, which I don't mind it's normal to about 6.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #75
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, that's not unexpected, even though you're playing on medium; the 8400's are not gaming cards.

Have a look at what Crysis is doing to much better cards, with a much stronger cpu... paying attention to the minimum fps. "Two Times Two": ATI Radeon HD 5770 and HD 5750 in CrossFireX Configurations (page 7) - X-bit labs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #76
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't mind the normal fps I get but I'll look into that, you don't think theres anything else to help out?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #77
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure if you need help? If it's getting Crysis fps higher, then I'd suggest running it on all low settings. For anything higher you really should be using a gaming card.

If your other games displayed the same behavior, then we might see if there was indeed a problem that could be fixed?

**edit**

Oh, and can you log in to your User CP and fill out your specs? lol, I keep having to scan several pages back to remind myself what hardware you're running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #78
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No I mean with my fps drop that I normally have. That I started this thread for. It is all games too.

By the way, will this work on my computer?
ATI Radeon? HD 5870 graphics
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #79
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's not going to fit in a laptop... It's badass, for sure, but a tad large.

What other games? The resolution for one game may not be the same as the resolution for another. We can go one by one if you'd like... as I think the only real problem so far is that you're being somewhat limited by your hardware. Tweaking certain game settings may let you overcome that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #80
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, I have:
Crysis
Half-Life 2 (All of them but I played but uninstalled)
Team Fortress two
Portal
Orion mod for Half Life 2

They all have almost the exact same problem, I'll fill in my specs now

Edit

I didn't know what a lot of those were or where to find them. But can you recomend like the best notebook graphics card?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Lag with video games




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]
It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on...
BSOD Help and Support
Certain games have sound but no video
Hello to all, As the title suggest, I have a few games now that start up with the regular sound but show me nothing on the screen but deep, annoying, blackness. So far, I have found this to happen with Darksiders and GuildWars2. I have already done the following to no avail: 1) remove a...
Gaming
blocky video and pixellated games
Hi! i am not sure if this has been posted before but i have just recently build a new rig specs: Amd fx 6100 3.3ghz 6-core 8gb ram Asus M5A97 m/board Radeon HD 6670 The problem is ,that only a few days ago videos (youtube and any internet video clips) has been blocky and corrupted. ...
Graphic Cards
I keep getting BOSD's in my video games I really need some help!
I no matter what game I play it will randomly crash the computer some games take longer to crash than others. I since it looked like a graphics card crash I decided to buy a new one to see if that would fix it. Other than a rise in fps I still get crashes. Also yes I have uninstalled old drivers...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD with them video games
My computer started crashing after a power outage last night, it only seems to effect me when playing video games. Windows 7 64-bit Operating System - Retail Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz 2.79 GHz 6GB RAM Hardware about 2 years old, reinstalled the OS last year.
BSOD Help and Support
Video problems with all games
Hello, I've just installed W7's 64 bit RC here on my laptop, and since then I can't run any game in widescreen mode. Even if I change this manually on the game's options (did it with Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead), it ignores the changes and forces 4:3 again. My computer's processor isATI...
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App