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Windows 7: Ridiculous Lag while playing any game

23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Ridiculous Lag while playing any game

First off my specs are:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2.66 GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB DDR3
64-Bit OS
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 4550

Basically the problem is that, I used to use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and everything ran smoothly.

Today, I reformatted my computer reinstalled Windows 7 and my games for example, CS 1.6. However, I noticed my game itself was lagging, extremely choppy it was like playing a frame by frame picture game. So, I looked around everything, all my drivers were installed correctly no errors so far; all updates are installed. Then, I noticed my ping, latency were all fine. I went on youtube, and random online game sites to test if anything else was the problem and they all ran smoothly, no lag, no choppy pictures or anything.

I need some help, Thanks.

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23 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Try reinstalling the game. Also remove and reinstall your drivers.

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24 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

I think this is a driver problem. Uninstall your current video card driver then install the latest driver from a website for your card.
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26 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP

disable your sound card in device manager and play your game. Does the lag persist?
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27 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7

Problem fixed. Thanks guys! Apparently after reinstalling windows 7 the problem was fixed. I'm guessing it may have just been an installation problem. Thanks again.
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27 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

Glad you solved the problem but, making sure you have the latest Ethernet, video & sound drivers is still a sound idea to avoid future issues with gaming.
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