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Old 05-06-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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i bought my compaq about 2-3 yrs ago im guessing and at first i could play games on it and it wouldnt lag... but now when i try to play the saem games (diablo 2, warcraft, infantry etc.) it lags on me like the whole thing basically freezes up.... can i fix this problem by buying a new video card?
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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It probably isnt the graphics card its probably spyware or adware
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yeha, if you could play them before without any lag then it isnt the graphics card. yeah, you got something on your comp. run a virus or a adaware scan.
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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it isnt? but it lags so much ahaha

the cpu usage o gz hahaha

a virus ? well i tried using ad aware se on it but yeah...

anyone recommend anything else?
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:01 PM   #5
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have you downloaded all ur windows update patches?
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:02 PM   #6
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no, now to think of it i havent? i always told my lil bro to do it for me but i dont think he has... would that affect my pc? and its been 2-3 yrs? haha so can i just download all the updates 2 make it up?
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:52 AM   #7
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i updated it but i still cant play games
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:09 PM   #8
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clean up your system a bit, they do get messy
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:19 PM   #9
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can u tell me the steps? hahaa i tryed rebooting it but that doesnt work i guess
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Old 05-07-2005, 07:39 PM   #10
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click on porperties after right clicking on c: drive and defrag the harddrive. then download spybot search and destroy and run that. then run ad-aware again, make sure youi have all the updates. delete any crap on your computer that shouldnt be there. if you want you could try getting more ram. since newer programs use more ram as a minimum nowadays compared to 2 years ago.
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run your antivirus program, as well as lavasort ad-aware, microsoft antispyware and spybot search and destroy. that should clean up everything that youve got on there.

also, if you arent already, download mozilla firefox, and use it instead of internet explorer...
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when you do get ur system cleaned, go out and get the McAfee personal firewall plus, and the Mcafee virus scan ver.9.0

~hpoe this helps~
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no, now to think of it i havent? i always told my lil bro to do it for me but i dont think he has... would that affect my pc? and its been 2-3 yrs? haha so can i just download all the updates 2 make it up?
~well you will go to win update, and you will only download the need patches, but its gonna suck, if you have dial-up, cause its gonna take forever, so i suggest downloading them over night, if you do infact have dial up
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Old 05-07-2005, 08:36 PM   #14
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damn it, i didnt read down far enough, lol, so you already did it.........disregaurd my last message, lol
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Old 05-07-2005, 08:55 PM   #15
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well but the games i played 2 yrs ago are the same ones


i already defragged and crap like that but it didnt work




and... for the firefox things im talking about gaming ahahah although mozzila firefox slows me down even more
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if IE is letting in spyware etc, which it normally does, then that would slow down the games. do the steps that i put in above, and see if that makes a difference.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:26 PM   #17
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oh!!!, i know i bet you have too small of hard drive for all the stuff that you have on ur computer, i bet you have a 40gb hdd, and i bet you have 35gb left, cause 40-35=2 usable gb left, cause when you get the computer, windows xp takes up about 2.5 gb of hdd space, so maby try and get another 40 gb hdd, or get all ur crap onto an external hdd, or just burn it on to cd

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and just to let you know compaq sucks butt, you need to get somethin better, like a dell, or if you really wanna get into gaming, go with custom
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the case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811156148
the processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103502
the mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813180068
the memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145440
the heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16835118115
the harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144154
the keyboard and mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16823109139
the monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16824001175
and the graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814170070
total: $975 but shipping will make it up to $1000.
-this is what i had someone make for me, on another thread that i started, and it looks like a good computer to me, but this excludes the speakers, and sound card.....but this is a kick ass custom
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dells are worse than compaq... id probably say something like samsung are pretty good.

also, please dont triple post. if theres something you want to add, there is an edit button you can use to edit your posts.
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