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Old 04-08-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a really annoying problem, with games recently, most notably CC3 and Test drive unlimited, the game will be playing completely fine really smoothly no problem, then it will suddenly slow right down to just a few FPS for about 30sec - a min, then speed up and be just fine!!!
I have tried turning all the graphics down but to no avail the same problem persists!!

it is so frustrating, cos they run so fine then bam they stop!!

spec as below, can some one please help me!!

thanks
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it could be the specs of your computer, its not the best...
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yeah thought that but it will play the game fine for like 5mins very playablee FRs then it will slow down then speed back up again!!
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check what background processes are running, peobably something else kicking in every so often.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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i will just check that now, let you know how it goes!
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vid card temps while gaming?
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Also what processor temps, cause on some laptops the processor will slow it self down if it gets to hot.
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If nothing else works, try uninstalling the gfx drivers, and then using Driver cleaner pro to clean the old files off the hdd and from the registry and then reinstall the graphic drivers.
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Also what processor temps, cause on some laptops the processor will slow it self down if it gets to hot.
if you enable amd's cool n' quiet the cpu's will go down in speed so they cool down even on desktops but im not sure about intel cpus
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erm i am using a pentinum M here and basically depending on ya laptop there may be a setting that if your cpu idles for even a second it downclocks by changing the multiplier to a lower setting , basically you have to turn this feature off for gaming as if your cpu idles for even a second it donwclocks. it also downclocks if things get too hot , kind of why i wouldnt use a laptop for gaming , the way i turned mine off was with some software that came preinstalled on my laptop it shows all crazy stuff like battery usage and current time left on the battery and cpu and ram usage but it all depends on your brand of laptop , this may not even be the cause as your laptop dosent support this feature
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cheers for the help guys, well grx temp when gaming about 80c it says it threshold is 105c and it idles at around 55c, i dont know how to find the temp of my cpu out none of the progs seem to be able to tell me, can anybody suggest some? also ur right Muz379, i thought about the fact that the CPU will downclock, do u know how to turn that off? i have been in the Bios an i cant see anything?

i have tried uninstalling drivers and re-installing them but i wii try again with driver cleaner.
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cheers for the help guys, well grx temp when gaming about 80c it says it threshold is 105c and it idles at around 55c, i dont know how to find the temp of my cpu out none of the progs seem to be able to tell me, can anybody suggest some? also ur right Muz379, i thought about the fact that the CPU will downclock, do u know how to turn that off? i have been in the Bios an i cant see anything?

i have tried uninstalling drivers and re-installing them but i wii try again with driver cleaner.
my laptop is a opackard bell and irt came with some packard bell power monitor programme , what make is ya laptop

also try this software called notebook hardware control http://www.pbus-167.com/chc.htm i have used it before on my laptop before i realised i had the packard bell software and it can control the stepping technology
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its is a Hi-Grade one, thanks i will try that program.
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yeah thought that but it will play the game fine for like 5mins very playablee FRs then it will slow down then speed back up again!!
It's not your specs, LOL @ whoever said that.

It is either a connection problem (Not sure if these games are through internet) or a spyware/pop/update... In other words, random crap running in background. If it is happening in the same general place, it may be a certain graphical mapping that your computer is having a problem with... If it is every where, i say to check the programs in background, check spyware, and check heat of computer (downclock).

Not sure if it isn't those X_X.
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Everest tells you the temps of ur pc, good lil tool.
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Theres definitely something overheating thats slowing/cooling and then speeding up again for a few minutes.

I have that problem with my 6800GS now, since its generated a pipe fault that generates random green lines everywhere.
When in FEAR, it'll be running fine, and then slow down to a crawl and then speed up like yours.

I enabled the Nvidia temperature monitor, and to warn me when its exceeding core limits, and it reaches it at the same point it slows down, which is 117 degrees C...

The rest of my PC stays rather cool though, so its either your video card, or i guess it could be your CPU.

NVIDIA TOOL:

Everest might help you, as would the Nvidia tool.

It may be that your capturing the graphics card temp after it slows down, or while minimizing a game, etc, its cooled down quick.

If you do have the option to turn on Temp monitoring in that case, and for it to warn you, do so.

BIOS:

Press Del at bootup also (it should be that, or otherwise, it should mention while booting), and try and find within there something about CPU temps.

Ask it if you can (it depends on your BIOS version) to tell you to give a warning if it exceeds a safe temperature also. You'll know straight away, since it'll start beeping at you mid game.

I hope this helps
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