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Games Lag every 10 minutes for 5 minutes!?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by talaericus, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. talaericus

    talaericus Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell P6130Y running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, (AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 8 gigs of ram, NVIDIA GeForce 9100)

    Whenever I play a game of any kind, it will be running perfectly smooth for the first 10 minutes, solid frame-rate (40 or more) and then
    at the ten minute mark the frame rate drops to around 4 fps for the following 5-10 minutes, at which point it resumes its 40 fps and plays
    smooth again and then dips and repeats this process over and over and over.

    I have searched Google and these forums countless times to no avail, I have defragmented my hard drive several times with several different programs including
    Auslogics Disk Defragmenter and the standard defragmenter that comes with windows. I have run a system recovery, at which point everything
    was erased and restored from the Factory Image drive, so it is not spyware or a virus that is the cause. Thirdly I downloaded Process Explorer to
    see if my CPU, hard drive or memory usage was going up during the lag spike... nothing. I also have updated all my drivers... nothing.

    One more thing: it didn't do this when I first got the PC.

    What its not:
    1. fragmented hard drive
    2. virus or spyware
    3. some unseen process or program
    4. old drivers

    I fear it may be some undiagnosable problem but any help is welcome!
     
  2. Megabite

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    Download and install hwmonitor
    and see what the temps etc are
     
  3. talaericus

    talaericus Thread Starter

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    Temperatures are around 57 Celsius. So this isn't the problem.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Ok....so is it like clockwork.........always about the same times ....did the games work ok before?

    Was 57C your Video card ...if so what was the CPU?
     
  5. talaericus

    talaericus Thread Starter

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    57 was my CPU. BUT....

    my GPU for my NVIDIA is 112 Celius, (231 degrees F)

    umm, this seems really high, what do you guys think?
     
  6. Megabite

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    Yep that would be the problem too warm...and then it cools down and can play then too warm cools down etc.

    A little bit warmer there and you could have toasted marshmallows..:)
     
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