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When playing a game online, my computer runs slow and sometimes does not respond at all. What could be causing this?

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Hi,

  • Does this game has a Flash Component(s)? If so its obvious. It will use 100% of the CPU causing system freezes.
  • If its just a game which you have installed, your RAM is not enough to run the Game and the System Processes. You may need to upgrade your RAM.
  • Make sure that you Network Adapter performs well. If its over used your system will face IRQ problems (Interrupt Request Problems). Make sure that its Compatible with other devices.
  • Make sure that your Cooling System works well.
  • If you have an Obsolete Processor you will face the same problem (CPU slowness or lack or Cache memory). If so, you may have to Upgrade your Processor.
  • See the System Requirements before playing.
  • If your system i facing Additional errors, they will be logged and you could check using the Event Viewer.
Usage of the Event Viewer:
  1. Click on Start menu and Select Run.
  2. Type this and hit Enter.
  3. Eventvwr.msc
  4. Go to System category and Application Category.
  5. IF you see any errors related to the Game (read the Description) or Occurrence or errors while playing the game (check the Date Time Values), please post it here.

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Microsoft Windows and PCs have always had problems. But the cause isn't always the Operating System (Windows) or your computer (your PC) sometimes it is the added components of the system, or non-added components, that you need added.

First, look at the back of your computer. If the monitor cable is plugged into the upper portion of the computer then you have what is called an "Embedded" video card. If it is connect to the slotted row of spaces near the bottom then you have a PCI video card. If you have an embedded card, it would benefit you to get a PCI card. If you have a PCI card then check to see that you have 64mb or more of video memory, if not upgrade!

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You can also add more virtual memory under your "Virtual Memory" under "Properties" in "My Computer." The word is to double your memory size.

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Clean your computer by going into internet exlporer's tools & click on Internet Options
Then choose delete ALL which will clean out old files to get your computer running faster

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