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Windows 7: Regarding Dual-Screen

25 May 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
Regarding Dual-Screen

Hello 7Forums!

Every time I run World of Warcraft, I'll always have Skype, Firefox etc. on. And it seems to have affected the game to lag a little bit. If I minimize the Skype, or browser, the lag is gone.
This should probably be posted in the Game Section, but I thought its regarding the screens also

So is this normal? I have 4GB of RAM, and running 32-bit. As my specs said, I have a Nvidia GTX 260

Thanks!

Best Regards,
FredeGail


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25 May 2011   #2
tryagainplss

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 

I may not be an expert here. But I think you're running too much at once, probably running out of RAM
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25 May 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
I may not be an expert here. But I think you're running too much at once, probably running out of RAM
Should'nt be.
I would guess you'll accelerate your GPU while you focus more windows at once + the game.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I doubt it is the memory usage, although you are wasting part of your memory by running a 32-bit OS. It is probably due to the workload on the processor and GPU. If you are playing a game, shut down the extra apps you won't be using.
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25 May 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I doubt it is the memory usage, although you are wasting part of your memory by running a 32-bit OS. It is probably due to the workload on the processor and GPU. If you are playing a game, shut down the extra apps you won't be using.
Well, I use Skype while playing nothing more, but if the window is not maximized but is showing on the second monitor, it lags a bit. It's probably normal. Installing 64-bit will use all the RAM? And is it recommended for such a low RAM. I heard the minimum is 4GB.. but 32 or 64-bit for a pretty good pc with 4GB?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As of now, you are using only 3.25 GB at the very most, maybe less depending on your video card. An x64 OS would use all 4 GB. In my personal opinion, any system with 4 GB should have x64 installed. I don't think this is related to your issue, though.

If you are playing a game...what would you need Skype for?
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25 May 2011   #7
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
As of now, you are using only 3.25 GB at the very most, maybe less depending on your video card. An x64 OS would use all 4 GB. In my personal opinion, any system with 4 GB should have x64 installed. I don't think this is related to your issue, though.

If you are playing a game...what would you need Skype for?
I'm having the GTX 260, i'm researching how much it's sharing of my memory.

And secondly.. I don't know if this is an issue, I mean, the game is accelerating your GPU, and so does the windows behind. It's two different things and might disturb the currently game. It could be something with the game settings also!

I use Skype to communicate to the ones i'm playing with by using microphone
As for the W7, I install 64-bit sooner or later.

Thanks,
Best Regards,
FredeGail
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25 May 2011   #8
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

3GB limit is true, but you can bypass it by forcing PAE
tutorial: Enable more than 4 GB of RAM in 32 bit Windows Vista | Web Talk
also you can make ramdisks with ramdisk (XD), which can be set as the directory of the paging files in control panel
ramdisk download:
http://dlz.download.chip.eu/exec/r2r..._type=egc;cs=1
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25 May 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There should be a law against recommending PAE on a desktop system...unless of course, you are interested in ruining the OP's system stability.

Seriously...if you want 4 GB of memory usage...don't recommend a "hack"-like tweak that can be unstable...do it properly with an x64 OS.
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25 May 2011   #10
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
There should be a law against recommending PAE on a desktop system...unless of course, you are interested in ruining the OP's system stability.

Seriously...if you want 4 GB of memory usage...don't recommend a "hack"-like tweak that can be unstable...do it properly with an x64 OS.
+1 for that

The other thing to look at is what else is running on startup with the machine. As in whats in your system tray? Also make sure you have the pagefile turned on and set to auto or 1.5 times the amount of ram you have if set manually. Also try disabling Areo.
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