Why Does My System Lag?

professornibbles

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Here is my system info,
Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Studio XPS 435T
Rating: 5.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz 2.67GHz
RAM: 18.0 GB (16.0 GH usable)
System Type: 64-bit
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310

i play games all the time, but lately my computers been lagging :/
i use GBoost and that helped greatly for a while but now i dont see a difference (when its off its worse)
i havent downloaded anything, i have Norton 360 and Webroot so i feel like i am protected and i scan my system all the time (no viruses)
ive taken advice by friends and my own knowledge of computers (which isnt much sadly) but to no cigar :/

Any ideas on how to help?

Note: task manager says that the game im playing (Sims 3, just in case this detail would help) is using less than 5% of my CPU
Extra Note: the settings for the game (Sims 3) are the lowest possible besides the resolution (1360*768) but my monitor can handle 1920*1080
 

GavAsh

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Hey I'm having a similar problem, and I also have quite decent specs.

I'm also on a Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67Ghz... Could that be the problem? I've tried to update the drivers for it but I can't seem to...

I was using my computer for gaming a bit over 12 months ago (stopped for schooling), and I come back to find the same games on the same system started having problems. Today I upgraded from Windows 7 (64x) to Windows 8, but the problem occurred just the same on both.

Sims 3 won't run smoothly anymore.
Just Cause 2 crashes as soon as a save game loads.
Call of Duty games lag insanely much then crash. (even when settings are as low as they can go).

I've got a GTS 250 1GB, with 6GB Memory, Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz.

This is honestly annoying the crap out of me :p
If anyone could help us out that would be great :) Thanks
 

GavAsh

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Mine is a tower PC and has so many fans it sounds like a turbine :p I just cleaned it out :/
 

seeing that your issue seems to be different can you start your own question thread and edit your post to include the link to it, so we don't have to go off topic in this one.

Thanks
 

professornibbles

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mine is a tower aswell, i cleaned it out and took the 2 GB of RAM it wouldnt use out and idk if it helped :/ im using HWMonitor but idk if my baby is running at a high or low temp, idk what her temps should be on a good day :/
 

GavAsh

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Sorry I thought it was similar. Posted a new one. His is a tower PC too anyway :p

Good luck with this problem :)
 

GavAsh

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My fans are the same...sooooo loud! There may be an application/program which can turn the fans down, there is one for mac which I use when they get too loud or too hot, I can manually turn them up or down.

Otherwise you might have to remove or replace the fans. Invest in "quieter" fans, or if your computer doesn't get hot, one of those extra fans might not be necessary at all.

But I'm glad to hear you fixed your problem :) Sometimes that dust build up is pretty bad! I recently pulled out a graphics card and it was coated in a thick layer of dust :p
 

XxAgentDanxX

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Um Hi,

I have a G73JH,Asus and ive get ur "lagging Probs" lately

After i have reinstall windows and updated my drivers

all the lagg probs will be gone


Enjoy :D


Another way is to Uninstall ur Graphic drivers and replace it with a newer ver.

Enjoy :D
 

Labrynthian

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Try running a complete Disk Defrag and clear up some clutter and space on all Drives, especially the one with the system files. If the GBooster worked, that means it could very well be a memory problem. Scan the registry for issues and run a disk defrag. It should be fine after that.
 

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