Hey guys... I just reformated my laptop with windows XP Professional, and I'm having some problems...
All LARGE processes slow down as time goes on... runescape, C&C Generals, the sims 2, roller coaster tycoon 3, they ALL slow down to a crawl as time goes by.
This happens as what I like to call it "Frames per second", my FPS goes to maybe 3, then bounces back to full speed. The increments of time in which this happens slowly shrinks.
Example: The game or large process will run fine for maybe 3 minutes, then you will get a "lag spike" of 3 FPS between 2-5 seconds. Then it will bounce back, 2 minutes will go by and it will happen again, 1 minute will go by, then 30 seconds, then 10 seconds. Until its about every 5 seconds, that is when I become frustrated and close the program.
I have a very decent system, that has recommended specs for all these games:
2.8ghz intel pentium 4
512 DDR-SDRAM (two 256 sticks)
64 Graphics card (Which I dont think is causing the problem, worked fine before the reformat)
The model is an Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop
Please help, Ive tried everything... spyware doctor, PC-Cillin, disk defragging, my registry is fine.