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02-18-2010 03:51 PM
I am having issues with my 6130. It has an NVIDIA 9100 integrated card, 8g ram, and ample space to burn. I play WoW. Up until about a week ago, I was fine. Now I am getting horrible performance across the board and moments of even worse performance.
I have upgraded all drivers, done multiple virus scans, spyware scans, HP diagnostic runs, etc. Nothing comes up wrong. I recently got service pack 2 for Windows Vista. There was an update on 2/15 and that is about the time this mess started. All my online games are unplayable. I even play a browser game that hangs, freezes, lags.
I have another computer in-house that is a compac presario SR5510F with a diff separate vid card on it, and it runs fine. It has much the same hardware/software on it. It did the same update at the same time and it works fine. So what is the deal? I have cleared cookies, history, temp files, etc as well.
The lagging happens in spurts. It might run ok for a while and then I have a 4-5 minute span that it just all but dies. And even when it is running good, it doesn't run to its potential.
So what else is there to do? I bought this system for the gaming aspect of it. It should be able to handle what little I have on it. Thank you in advance for any advice.
02-19-2010 08:20 AM
You may have a root kit... unfortunately these are becoming more and more common these days.
If not, simply start the computer with only essential programs running. You can use msconfig to start windows without any startup programs - do this to see if any startup software is causing the problem. If the problem only occurs after you fire up your browser, then the root kit or add-on is suspected. You can start IE without ad-ons to see if the probs go away.
Also, about your Feb 15th update. You can go into Control Panel-> Uninstall a Program (add/remove programs), select View installed updates (on the left) and then you should be able to remove any update that you installed. To prevent Windows Update from installing it again, you have to use Windows update manually, find the update, right-click the update name and select Hide update.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
02-28-2010 02:37 PM
I'm having exactly the same issue. It started about a month ago with just little spurts. Now it's lasting for about 5 minutes. I'll be on World of Warcraft and then drop to 2 fps making me unable to do anything. When I minimize the same issue is happening to anything I open. I wasn't having this problem until early February. It did stop for a short time after I updated the NVIDIA drivers but it has began again. I've rand diagnostic checks and tried running with just the essentials to no avail. I'd really like to know what, if anything, I can do to fix this. WoW is one of my few leisure activities and I'd really like to be able to play it at full capactiy. This computer has served me well until within this last month.
05-01-2010 01:26 PM
exactly the same with me! I took it in to the vendor they said there nothing wrong with the pc. I have updated all drivers an done over an beyond anything to get it to work all i can say is nvidia 9100 is junk! I am instaling ATI Radeon card asap.