Games used to run fast but now very jumpy and slow

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Hi I have various games on my computer like fifa 11 and assassins creed that when i first got them ran smooth and fast on my computer, but lately they have been very slow and jumpy. I have done everything i can think of (disk defrag, clean registry, analyzed my ram, deleted programs i dont use, cleaned up broken links and done virus scans), but nothing seems to help. What kind of reasons could there be for this lag. When i look at my resource monitor it shows my hard disk usage as off the charts. My computer has a radeon hd 5650 integrated gfx card, an i3 370 m processor and 4 gigs of ram. I hope someone can shed some light on why i have this problem. :confused:
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Is this a Laptop? If so, please tell me you don't play any of these games while the laptop is in your lap.
 

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No i have a desk for it and even have it propped up so it has extra ventilation.
 
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Howdy,

where are you looking when you say "my resource monitor it shows my hard disk usage as off the charts"
 

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if you bring up the the task manager and click on the performance tab the is a button that you can click on at the bottom that says resource monitor. It tells you your hard disk usage network usage, ect...
 

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memory and cpu are high as well but not quite as high. lately even when no programs are running my disk says it is running very high.
 
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Could be a virus or a program or programs running in the background.......also does it seem quite warm near the extractor fan?
 
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Start Task Manager and this time click on the Processes tab and see what is taking up the most memory usage
 

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It does get warm, but not unusually warm. Ive done several in depth virus scans and nothing so far. I was told that it could be something to do with a problem in the actual operating system itself, does reloading the operating system make any sense?
 

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the memory lately hasnt really been so bad its mostly been cpu and disk that are unusually high
 
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Yes you could reload the operating system but unless you have a backup of a recent time when it was working OK then you will have to install all Windows updates again.
 

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ya i dont have that so ill keep that as a last resort. Do you think it could be a hardware problem? I still have warranty so i could take it in
 
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Hard to say...did you look in Task Manager under Processes tab to see what is taking up the most usage
 

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the game when operating takes up the most usage. firefox and steam are the next most but i close those down when i game
 
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