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Slow computer in games, formatted harddrive and reinstalled Windows 7, STILL slo

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August 15, 2011 12:47:37 AM

Hi a couple weeks ago I would get a constant terrible lag in World of Warcraft it would be down to 2fps or 1fps and it would be like that for 1-2 minutes then go back to normal for like 5. It was very difficult to play with, same for Starcraft 2. So I got sick of it and I wiped my harddrive and reinstalled my Windows 7. I opened up Starcraft and it was being VERY slow again can somebody PLEASE help me out? I used to be able to play video games with no problem at all and yes I installed all my drivers and yes my graphics are even on low. Thank you.

My specs are:
AMD Athlon(tm)II x4 620 Processor 2.60GHz
6GB of ram.
512MB piece of *** graphics card, still decent enough like I said before I was able to play just fine a while ago.
And Windows 7 64-bit. I don't really know what else to put down that's a necessity so, thank you.

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August 17, 2011 4:22:12 PM

Howdy. Could be that your machine is over-heating. Clean it of all dust and make sure the cooling fans are not blocked off. Overheating can sometimes slow your machine down by 20%! You should also run a defrag with a really a good defragger like diskeeper, it's much more faster and advanced than the in-built and I think you can get a free trial from their website.
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August 18, 2011 9:47:16 PM

What piece of sh*t graphics card do you have? That is a rather important piece of information. Also agree with the previous poster... give the computer a good cleaning.
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August 25, 2011 7:15:37 AM

harveytoot said:
Howdy. Could be that your machine is over-heating. Clean it of all dust and make sure the cooling fans are not blocked off. Overheating can sometimes slow your machine down by 20%! You should also run a defrag with a really a good defragger like diskeeper, it's much more faster and advanced than the in-built and I think you can get a free trial from their website.


I've already cleaned it out. Used the air can and sprayed out every fan, and cleaned out my computer entirely. Not sure what the problem is.
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August 25, 2011 8:38:14 AM

Please tell us your card model. Calling it a PoS does not help much. Do you have an application for checking system temperatures? If not grab, CPUID HWMonitor and see what the max temps are for your components while gaming.
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August 25, 2011 3:29:31 PM

Have you tried any other games to see if they lagged as well? Both games you mentioned run off Blizzard's Battle.net; it might have been them or your internet connection to battle.net that were having the issue.
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