Minor Vista problem? Games hiccuping.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Gaisuto, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Gaisuto
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    For the most part ever since I got this laptop, every game I've played on it runs smooth and never chugged. Bioshock, Soulstorm, Mass Effect... But now with simple games like Lego Batman and Warhammer Online, occasionally every few minutes the game freezes for a brief moment then resumes. It normally wouldn't be that big of a deal but it's starting to happen more and more often. And in Warhammer it's happens randomly and when I'm in the middle of a scenario it usually gets me killed. I have 4GB of RAM so I think something's up, but a spyware scan came up with nothing.
     
  2. porchemasi

    porchemasi GBAtemp Regular

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    Make sure you installed Vista x64 and use Premium Edition(stay away from Ultimate)
    O and ensure you have the LATEST VISTA DRIVERS (very crucial)
     
  3. Gaisuto
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    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    It is the 64bit one... And truth be told I have no idea which edition it is.
     
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    To find the version Try going to Start, Run and then type "winver".
     
  5. AeroHex

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    sounds like lag
     
  6. Joe88

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    you might have too many processes running at once can lag the cpu
     
  7. o RedSheLL x

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    Right on, I agree, and @ Hexane26, NO SHIT! [​IMG]
     
  8. elenar

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    I have this problem, from what I can tell it's the video drivers crapping out and then restarting (at least for me). I haven't been able to solve it at all, yet.

    Are you using an nVidia graphics card? I've spoken with other people on the nets that have the problem I have, and have logged it back to video drivers reinitializing. This could be your problem.
     
  9. Mewgia

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    What's wrong with Ultimate?
     
  10. aaron_McNiven

    aaron_McNiven Advanced Member

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    That used to happen to me, problem was if your graphics card is overclocked, turn it down a bit, and it can also happen from to much heat...
     
  11. delta123

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    also if you havent done it in a while, but you might want to clean your cpu fan. it can collect dust and increase the temp of your cpu. just get a vacuum cleaner and suck out that dust.
     
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