Why's my computer running like ****

JustinCase
11-12-2004, 04:10 PM
Here are the specs:
p4 2.8
9800pro w/ 4.8 catalyst drivers
512mb ram


I fired up CoD because I was bored, played it at 1280x1024 and it was lagging like a *****. I've played it before and it never did that, settings are the same.

My desktop is slow too, it takes a while to load things up.

I ran AdAware, didn't help. Virus check is ok and I defragged about a week ago

Any ideas?

Killjoy
11-12-2004, 04:11 PM
temp?

kazan
11-12-2004, 04:11 PM
Try a reboot?

Look for processes and services that shouldnt be running.

Check HD space.

houston
11-12-2004, 04:11 PM
format

herbtown
11-12-2004, 04:11 PM
too many apps in startup....

need to turn off **** services u don't need running too...

trop
11-12-2004, 04:12 PM
did you reinstall any mobo or video card drivers recently?

JustinCase
11-12-2004, 04:13 PM
running at around 110f

It sounds like my harddrive is always spinning

Don't really notice any extra apps running

might be time for a format :shrug:

crouton
11-12-2004, 04:14 PM
Make sure you're not loading too many programs into your Taskbar. Try closing all but the most essential and seeing how game performance is affected.

Cleaning out your Registry might help some as well. Broken/orphaned entries can slow the system down.

Run Spybot S&D to catch whatever AdAware didn't.. and vice versa.

The easiest to forget.. make sure your OS drive has enough space on it. Anything less than 100MB and you're likely to see some HD thrashing.

JustinCase
11-12-2004, 04:14 PM
did you reinstall any mobo or video card drivers recently?
haven't touched anything

then again I haven't fired up a game since I beat doom3 about a month ago

littlejesus
11-12-2004, 04:15 PM
stop going to all those gay porn sites.

JustinCase
11-12-2004, 04:17 PM
what's a good prog to clean the registry

Killjoy
11-12-2004, 04:17 PM
system mechanic

http://www.iolo.com/sm/

kazan
11-12-2004, 04:18 PM
Hijack This is decent.

Lifes-Lowest
11-12-2004, 04:19 PM
Download to your desktop Adaware and Hijack this, both are free downloads. I recommend updating adaware then rebooting into safe mode before running the 2 programs, hijack this requires no update. Wneh running hijack this be careful of what you remove, it has been known to remove DNS servers so read what you are removing before you check it for deleting. Remove any startup items from msconfig that are not needed, i prefer to remove everything except for anti-virus software. If you are running Windows 98 also leave explorer and systray under your startup.

Lifes-Lowest
11-12-2004, 04:26 PM
It may also be a good idea to make sure all fans are spinnig ok, i have seen PC's lag because of CPU fan not spinnig at full RPM's or lose CPU heatsink. This is most common on AMD machines thought, intel CPU's usually run a lot cooler than AMD CPU's. so i would try running the two programs i mentioned in my last post first.