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Game Freezing and Weird Sound!

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  1. zerkky

    zerkky Thread Starter

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    Hello there,

    I have been experiencing an issue with my Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop for quite some time now. Whenever I play certain games, 3 maybe 5 minutes go by and my laptop starts to lag heavily. It does not have to be an online game, but this is what it looks like- very heavy lag and I cannot continue to play. This lasts for about 8-10 seconds and stops for about 30 seconds, then repeats again and again. Along with this lag, I get a strange scratchy sound from my speakers like the original background/whatever music from the game, except very distorted and scratchy. Like I said, it will do this with certain games (such as Stronghold Legends or GunZ Online) while other games it does not effect (Counter-Strike or Grand Theft Auto).

    My computer is CLEAN of viruses, spyware, malware, etc. All of my DirectX, java, or anything else is up-to-date. I got this laptop from my college about 2 years ago, and it has on it:

    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
    CPU/Ram: Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.001 GHz / 3069 MB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

    I'm not sure what is causing this, and why this is happening on certain games and not on others. I hope there is someone out there who can help point me in the right direction for getting this resolved. These "lags" are very annoying and I cannot play some of my favorite games with this.. Thanks for the help in advance!
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Sounds like something is using up CPU. What programs do you have that auto starts ? Run msconfig and take a look at the startup tab.

    Another possible thing is that maybe you have to update your graphics card driver.
     
  3. zerkky

    zerkky Thread Starter

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    Why would it work on some games and not others though? I tweaked my msconfig, so the only things that start up are: Dell wireless internet, java, my sound (realtek), nvidia, and this OEM13MON.exe from Creative Technology.

    I just updated my graphics card driver yesterday.. didn't help.
     
  4. zerkky

    zerkky Thread Starter

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    Okay, so I went into the Device Manager and disabled my Realtek High Definition Audio under "Sound, video and game controllers". When playing the game, it still experienced the choppy "lag" but it was somewhat bearable and reduced the lag a little bit. What could this mean?? Is it the sound in my laptop that is causing this freezing??
     
  5. lunarlander

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    Well, this might not be what you like, but you can turn down the screen resolution in your game. That always speeds things up.
     
  6. antech

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    Also turn the graphics low and
    BTW,which antivirus you use?
    Try running "chkdsk /r" in the cmd .
     
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