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Pre-rendered graphics are choppy, loading screens are slow, CPU usage boosts up to %50 or higher, other problems may be present. Using a PCI-E GeForce 9600 512mb DDR3 graphics card, AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 2.4ghz, and 2 gigs of DDR2 PC 6400 memory. Used to be faster, but for some reason as of yesterday it was really slow :/

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    thx, didn't even think about a system restore :)


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Fix this problem by:

-- cleaning system junk
-- optimizing computer services
-- optimizing internet
-- repairing registry
-- defraging registry
-- clearing browsers junk

do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.

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Hi there

I have three solutions to your problem.
1) You can press "Start" then "All Programs" then "Accessories" then "System Tools" and the last step is to choose "System Restore". This will change any new settings to old settings, by doing this you will not lose any data such as saved files and downloaded pictures or music.

2) You can press "Start" then "All Programs" then "Accessories" then "System Tools" and the last step is to choose "Disk Cleanup". This will take you to a program that will show you all your programs that you do not use and you can select which programs you would like to delete, this will make more space on your hard-drive which in return should make you pc faster

3) You can press "Start" then "All Programs" then "Accessories" then "System Tools" and the last step is to choose "Disk Defragmenter". This will defrag your pc, which will also make your pc faster.

I would suggest that you do all three of these solutions and please also remember to give me a good rating on my profile.

Kind regards - Hope this helps you!
Dustin Ellse

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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