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The Fuzz
01-10-2007, 02:19 AM
So whenever I play BF (or do anything, for that matter), my computer lags something terrible. The CPU tower-thingy emits those pesky 'loading' or 'thinking' noises.
Lag is so bad I can't really play.
Wasn't always like this :/
What's causing this? How can I fix this?
Thanks :)
SPECS: (Don't laugh, it's my parent's PC :P)
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 894MB RAM
Hard Drive: 156 GB Total
Video Card: RADEON X300 Series
Monitor: Generic Television
Sound Card: Conexant AMC Audio
Speakers/Headphones: Junky
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface: Junky
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

Distant
01-10-2007, 03:40 AM
interesting amount of ram....(Still more than mine :?)

BigBlueCheese
01-10-2007, 04:00 AM
I don't think the graphics card can cut it, but I'm not familiar with the lower X series.

So this lag just started happening all of the sudden? Try opening up your PC and see if more airflow will help out. It could be an overheating problem.

Enfield
01-10-2007, 01:05 PM
Its probably your HD overheating, I've had it melt before.

FpN~~ Rotten Karma
01-10-2007, 02:54 PM
It isnt his graphics card. Its the same that i have, (probably the same brand dell) and im running FH on High

BigBlueCheese
01-10-2007, 08:02 PM
//|Rotten Karma;193472']It isnt his graphics card. Its the same that i have, (probably the same brand dell) and im running FH on High

Okay, then my guess is that something is overheating. Check to make sure all fans are working and that your computer is getting enough air.

Overdriven
01-10-2007, 08:33 PM
Either its overheating, or try a quick clean up of your pc, spyware and viruses can do that to your pc(happend to mine recently)

Gj**** Cadyshack
01-11-2007, 01:37 AM
Defrag!

The Fuzz
01-11-2007, 02:14 AM
I'm a noob, can I defrag without losing any of my files?

Trexer
01-11-2007, 02:27 AM
C|SSze. Fuzzeh!;193839']I'm a noob, can I defrag without losing any of my files?

:nod:

[WaW]TA|Stubbfan
01-18-2007, 10:54 AM
This can also happen due to the harddrive getting bad(u should be hearing some funny noices from it if that's the case, my old one sośnded exatly like a cat), i suggest u put another one in.

The Fuzz
01-18-2007, 04:36 PM
Yeah, I cleared out some stuff, defragged, etc, and it made the problem a bit better.

Now I'm off at uni so my parents can deal with it until May :P

Thanks again for the help guys.