Noob help again :(

Discussion in 'Tech' started by NoseMaster, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. NoseMaster

    NoseMaster Horrible Person

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    Uhm, is it normal for my CPU usage to be at 100% pretty much flatline? I'm playing FFXI while it's doing that and having trillian and mozilla open... but yeah.

    I ask because I've been having problems lately, whenever I play FFXI and (I guess) strain the system it crashes(blue screen of death or it just goes black and stops responding). Before my last reformat (like a week ago) I could play ffxi fine with no problems, but now it's slower than balls and I crash most of the time. The settings are exactly the same, if not set even lower than they were before.

    I think I have a shitty memory stick, so I'm going to look into that, but is there a way to turn on virtual memory, or is it automatically on? I figure that might help maybe, but I don't even know.

    SUGGESTIONS PUHREEZ.
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Da Lucky 1 New Member

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    video drivers maybe?
  4. Wedge_

    Wedge_ Rogue One

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    It will almost certainly be on already. If you try to disable it Windows has a nasty habit of letting you login to your account then kicking you right back out again with some stupid warning, irrespective of how much RAM you actually have. Check the per-process CPU usage stats in Task Manager - it's normal for games to use a lot of CPU time, but if you have some weird process it might be time for a spyware check.
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    check for viruses and spyware
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    Electric_Head New Member

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    It's since your format? That everything has been running like crap and random crashes?

    If so, make sure all of your driver's are up-to-date, especially motherboard drivers. Then scan for spyware/virus's and such like allready suggested.