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Windows 7: Computer lag spikes, audio drops, video crashes, etc.

2 Weeks Ago   #11
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Kevinbkt-

Interesting that my Win 7 is also a Dell M6500 Precision, similar to yours. It does have a graphics card (actually it's a chip) which I specified when I bought it. Having the graphics card makes a huge difference in the display quality and the speed of doing things like encoding. I have never figured out whether the CPU (I7-Q820) has graphics cores.

The driving force for PC (desktop) advances are gamers. I think your lag is because your system doesn't meet the minimum requirements for a lot of games. For instance, this-

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™- PC System Requirements - EA Official Site

provides the minimum specs for Jedi Fallen Order. Other sites list 16 GB of RAM as a minimum (It was originally 32 GB).
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1 Week Ago   #12
kevinbkt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've observed the clock speed and temperature while running two different games with lag spike issues. In neither game does the temperature ever go over 70C, and it's usually more like 60-65C when they're running. However, I see reduced clock speeds during both games. One game (Jedi Fallen Order) has the clock running at 1/4 speed all of time, even though it's not overheating. The other game has the clock running at full speed, with occasional dips that seem to happen when the lag does.
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1 Week Ago   #13
kevinbkt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
Kevinbkt-

Interesting that my Win 7 is also a Dell M6500 Precision, similar to yours. It does have a graphics card (actually it's a chip) which I specified when I bought it. Having the graphics card makes a huge difference in the display quality and the speed of doing things like encoding. I have never figured out whether the CPU (I7-Q820) has graphics cores.

The driving force for PC (desktop) advances are gamers. I think your lag is because your system doesn't meet the minimum requirements for a lot of games. For instance, this-

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™- PC System Requirements - EA Official Site

provides the minimum specs for Jedi Fallen Order. Other sites list 16 GB of RAM as a minimum (It was originally 32 GB).

The gaming machine that I've been posting details about is not a Dell. It's a self build. Of the three computers having issues, the Dell is one i use for work (programming) only, and I don't run games on it. I've chosen to focus on the gaming box for now just to keep things clear.


The PC that's running Jedi Fallen Order exceeds the minimum specs for the game. I've read that many people have had problems with performance in this game, but I'm having trouble with other games as well so I can't just lay responsibility on that one program.
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1 Week Ago   #14
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Where the heck did I get the idea you are running a Dell Precision? It's not a question for you- I'm questioning myself. On the other hand, your system specs are well short of what people say are needed for the best experience.
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4 Days Ago   #15
kevinbkt

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You can configure Open Hardware monitor to start with Windows and to show CPU package on the try and on the gadget (see mine as an example)
To protect itself, the CPU will low the clock when temperatures are high. Temperatures should never go over 80ºC.

Wanted to make sure you saw the results of running Open Hardware Monitor that I posted. It appears that the temperature is not overly high (70C or less), but the clock is still not running full speed all of the time. Three different games are experiencing lag spikes now. Two show occasional dips in the clock speed. The third shows the clock running at about 1/4 speed all of the time.
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