How can it be....

How can it be....

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general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
....that when I deleted practiclly EVERY single file and program that my family doesn't use on this computer, it still lags?



I cannot believe it! I pretty much deleted a total of 156,000 mb off my computer in 3 days, and it still lags.


I just installed Half-Life 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Platnium, and Flight Simulator Deluxe after I deleted those old programs and files.



WHAT CAN I DO??? I NEED SPEED TO PLAY THESE GLORIOUS GAMES. IT TAKES 5 MINUTES JUST FOR ME TO GO FORWARD AN INCH IN HL2!!!!! GGGGAAAAGGGHHH!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!!
 
 
2006 Dec 29 at 21:07 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
36 ₧
Whats your ram specs, processor and graphics card?

Most of the time its not the hard drive, but the computer speed.

Half life 2 takes up about 5 gigs, but as for the other two, they may use much more.
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2006 Dec 30 at 21:38 PST
general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
I have an ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 with a total memory of 256.0 MB


um...my processer? Intel Pentium M processor with 2.00 ghz

my memory is around 1024 mb....


and I have about no clue what so ever about my ram specs.


 
 
2006 Dec 30 at 21:50 PST
jacksmoke234
Tendrils McGee

2005 Mar 20 • 1375
34 ₧
Post a picture showing this. (Right-Click on "My Computer" then go to properties"



Then go to Start > Run and type in "dxdiag" and click on the "Display" tab and give me a screen shot of that. Should look similar to...



Just to see if you're sure on what hardware you have installed.

If you're still lagging I would recommend first a Spyware / Adware check. Use Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor. There are cracks for Spyware Doctor everywhere.

Yeah..if all else fails then go with a reformat, but ONLY if you know how. And don't ask how or you'll get confused.
 
 
2006 Dec 30 at 22:59 PST
general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
I'm postive on all that.
 
 
2006 Dec 30 at 23:15 PST
general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
still lagging...what else can I do?


I'm sure that I do NOT want to reformat, because I don't have the time to save the important stuff on disks.
 
 
2007 Jan 13 at 09:06 PST
Nuclearblob

2006 Oct 2 • 60
15 ₧
thats what we're doing with our computer.
Fortunately I'm getting an external hard drive for my birthday (tomorrow) so that will make things alot easier.
 
 
2007 Jan 13 at 13:12 PST
UberJer
Was: Xion

2005 Mar 24 • 187
172 ₧
Yeah if you have all those "Good" specs, then do a virus/spyware check. But that mobility X600 probably isn't helping you.

As far as memory, 1 Gig of RAM is sufficient unless it's installed wrong and only using one stick (assuming you have more than one equaling a gig).

I have an X850XT 256mb, AMD 64 2800+, and a Gig of RAM. I have, however, over clocked most of my stuff. If you can do it, try. Make sure you do it safely and don't burn your shit out.
 
 
2007 Jan 23 at 22:58 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
A good defrag every so often never hurt anyone.

You might also want to update your video drivers, if you haven't recently. I've had my computer for three or four years now (yeah, I know) and was having just an awful time with noted resource-hog Civilization 4, but after Nez suggested I download a new driver (and I did so) it began running much smoother. I still can't run some of the higher end new games on the highest level of detail without paying penalties, but it certainly knocked my need to get a new computer down a few priority levels.
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2007 Jan 23 at 23:05 PST
general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
Where can I update mine? From the direct x diagnostic box?
 
 
2007 Jan 25 at 19:28 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
I just ran the name of my video card and the word "driver" as part of a google search and it turned me up something but quick. You can usually find the drivers on the company's site anyway.
100% natural, no antibiotics, and bloodgrass-fed
 
 
2007 Jan 25 at 21:28 PST
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4787
1,227 ₧
Also check for gnomes. Computers never work well with gnomes.
 
 
2007 Jan 26 at 03:17 PST
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