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If I play a game, any game from tennis to Formula 1 to soccer the graphics are ok at the beginning then suddenly slow time for some time, then back to normal - this cycle goes on and on .. Model Acer Extensa 5420-5687 ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Hypermemory

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  • luciomammino Aug 01, 2010

    RaidX was very helpful and patience. The pc was running ok but there were too many processed taking resources. Removed all those that are not required by Vista and now everything is running OK !!!
    THANKS.

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This could be due to processes are taking up too much CPU before going into game, Try closing all un-needed processes, If this fails to fix it may be due to overheating which you would need to elevate the placement of your laptop to allow air to circulate around the bottom of the laptop.

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  • luciomammino Jul 31, 2010

    the laptop did not have any problem until few months ago, so don't understand why I should upgrade the graphic card. The suggestion provided did not solve the issue.
    When the games become slow I can see the HDD light flashing, maybe this can be useful to you.


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    Simon Swales Jul 31, 2010

    If your pc hasn't been defragged or cleaned up or there are aload of applications running then it will slow down, Close down some applications and Place Anti virus in Paused mode as if it starts scanning while your in game it will slow down your game badly.

  • luciomammino Aug 01, 2010

    I removed all processes that were not stricly required and now the issue is removed. Thank you.
    Sorry for my second reply but it's the first time I use this service. Best regards, Lucio


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    Simon Swales Aug 01, 2010

    No problem I most likely didn't explain it clearly the first time, My bad


    Hope you all the best and if any more problems arise you can keep monitoring CPU usage of applications running on your computer to determine what could be slowing it down.

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Try to shut down first your laptop so that w could reset the graphics. Remove cables and battery to it then press and hold the power button for 8 secs. Reinsert cables nad battery hen turn on laptop. Observe if the graphics performed the same situation that you explained earlier. If it does, I suggest you upgrade your graphics card to do better....

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