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  1. samcisnow

    samcisnow IncGamers Member

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    I need some help with my computer...

    i got a 3.0 GHZ Pentium D
    Geforce 7800 GT
    2 GB Ram
    400 GB HD
    Windows Vista Ultimate



    I don't know, but I remember my computer preforming alot faster, i get low fps in everything now...

    Any ideas?

    PS: I've had windows vista, so its not its fault! lol :) I know everyone hates it, but i love the interface =P

    Thanks
     
  2. Triumph81

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    would still blame vista, maybe buy 2gb ram more since they say 2gb is minium for usin vista really means u need moire than 2gb to run it, maybe try install xp on instead ;D
     
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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    Without more detail of the problem, I can't give a very specific response, but I'll try to give some general ideas of how to proceed.

    No matter how new or old a system, when you want to correct a decline in performance you need to eliminate some programs that are sapping resources.

    I've forgotten where they hide the Run line in Vista installations, but you need to run msconfig. The System Configuration Utility allows you to prevent unneeded programs from loading at startup. On the Startup tab, uncheck any programs that you know aren't needed. Be as aggressive as possible, and if you don't know what a particular listing is for, look up the name online.

    You may also benefit from setting some Services to Stop or Manual (Accessories->System Tools->Services), but this is more challenging if you don't know what you're doing and I'll leave it to someone else to address unless you want to ask further about it.

    Also run Checkdisk (Error-checking) and Defrag (Disk Defragmenter), from the Properties, Tools tab of the C: drive in Explorer.

    I don't know how well Vista manages the Pagefile, but in all previous versions I always set it to a permanent size rather than letting Windows dynamically resize it. I can explain how to do this, but others may weigh in and say it's not necessary in Vista.

    Start with MSCONFIG and go from there.

    For more specific suggestions, would you answer the following:
    1) Does the system appear slowing in all Windows tasks, or only specific programs (ie. list particular games in which you've observed lower FPS)?
    2) Did you at any point notice an abrupt change in performance, or has it been steady and gradual?
    3) Do you get error messages that you haven't mentioned (if you're familiar with Event Viewer, sort by Type and Date, looking for Errors)?
    4) Do you use any overclocking utilities for the video card that could have somehow gotten underclocked?
     
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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    I'm saying the usual -

    Download, install, and run:

    Adaware
    Spybot
    AVG Antivirus
    ASquared

    Optional:

    Ubuntu
     
  5. LouisLeGros

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    turn off all the fancy vista stuff. Looking at my interface you wouldn't be able to tell if I was running 98 or vista... or well the 256x256 icons might give it away.

    but my specs are worse all around and I'm running vista with no problem (besides compatability) Just make sure you keep it clean and eliminate uneeded resource hogs.
     
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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    low fps can be related to internet speed rather than a change in the computer.
     
  8. samcisnow

    samcisnow IncGamers Member

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

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  9. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    Used to be faster? Before what? I think therein lies your answer.
     
  10. ffejrxx

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    doesnt look too bad to me

    other than alot of stuff is in the autorun keys
    use msconfig to disable some of it
    start -> run -> msconfig -> startup tab

    SunJavaUpdateSched - java update checker
    WinampAgent - re-associates mp3 ect.. to winamp
    iTunesHelper - re-associates mp3 ect.. to itunes
    Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
    QuickTime Task
    AdobeUpdater
    Steam - still a resource hog, only run it when you want to play hl2 ect..

    and a few messengers
    aim/msn - no need to start them if you dont use them

    and a few works autoruns, speed up running office, but slow down everything else
     
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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    If you haven't done it already, install the latest driver for your gfx card. Ignore the "failed windows logo test" message if it appears.

    There are sites which autoscan HijackThis output BTW. Try Google to find one or check the HijackThis docs or its web site.
     
  12. samcisnow

    samcisnow IncGamers Member

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    I pinged yahoo, google and i got around 86 ms is that normal? (west coast)

    I have the latest drivers i'm pretty sure, i'll double check
     
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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    Err, did you do any of what I said?
     
  14. samcisnow

    samcisnow IncGamers Member

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    Oh yeah, i usually scan daily, so yeah :)

    Also, I noticed this FPS change in Counter Strike, a fairly low graphic'd game i used to be able to run at 60 constant wtih no choke

    And in Diablo too, many more spots are slow
     
  15. BobCox2

    BobCox2 IncGamers Member

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    Re: I need some help with my computer...

    Try this site http://www.bandwidthplace.com/
    test 3-5 times and get a average speed.
    and compare the results to what you are suppose to have connection wise.
    mines about
    4.22megabits per second
    514.99kilobytes per second
    Cable
     

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