Games Slowing Down - Help! Tags: Graphics Cards Games Graphics Last response: December 17, 2008 3:00 AM in Graphics & Displays Share taskforcetiny December 17, 2008 1:52:35 AM Guys my mate is having a bit of a problem with his machine and I can figure it out. He has 4 GB DDR2 800, GTX 280, Core 2 Q6600, Vista Ultimate 32 He has recently formatted his machine and installed Far Cry 2, COD 5, and DOW - SS. His games seem to slow down and lag as if playing an MMO on a poor connection. He previously had no problems running these games and it is only recent that this problem has occured. In Dawn Of War (A relatively old game) his sound starts to get choppy and the game slows down as if his CPU is under a crazily heavy load. I checked his processes, and he has nothing out of the ordinary - just a few running. He is running Norton - but has had no issues with it in the past. He has no downloads, and no scans running at the time of the incidents. He has the latest drivers for his GPU and latest updates for his OS. Any ideas? I'm out Quick responses will be greatly appreciated More about : games slowing houstonserenity December 17, 2008 2:04:28 AM what are the temps on the core and GPU? And what type of PSU is he using? houstonserenity December 17, 2008 2:06:36 AM Related resources Games Slowing Down - Help! - Forum Every game slowing down after several minutes, PLEASE HELP! - Forum Whats slowing my games down? - Forum Games slowing down drastically, CPU peaking - PSU issue? - Forum HELP!!! My Internet is Randomly Slowing Down!!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer taskforcetiny December 17, 2008 2:26:02 AM He's unsure of brand, but PSU is 800 watt GPU under 49 deg C He hasn't changed anything since it was running smoothly - u reckon it could be RAM or CPU starting to go? The GTX-280 is relatively new... taskforcetiny December 17, 2008 2:33:53 AM Just ran NV Monitor again and it says HDD is chugging at 100% - wierd. Ideas? taskforcetiny December 17, 2008 2:54:42 AM Bump! Anyone? rochin December 17, 2008 3:00:20 AM Well if it is a new format of Vista, it will take a few days to fully index and set up how Vista wants to be set up. Trying to play a game with 100% HDD use will slow any machine and any game down. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Laptop slowing down a lot. RAM being the issue. Help? Forum Need help; looking for areas that are slowing me down. Forum Low end games slowing down high end computer. Forum Physics effects slowing down my games. Forum My new gaming computer is slowing down Forum SolvedWhat is slowing down my game / Recommended upgrade. Forum my hdd slowing my games down? Forum hdd failing and slowing down games? Forum One specific computer is slowing down my network please help! Forum SolvedCrossfire slowing gaming down Forum SolvedWiFi slowing down wired internet/gaming! Forum Zotac GTX 650 AMP! drivers slowing down Computer. Help! Forum Flash Videos Slowing Down Games? Forum New RAM slowing down gaming performance on laptop Forum Games (and sometimes other things) randomly slowing down a lot. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !