Severe drop in performance, for no reason. Vista 32 Home Premium.
I'm currently running Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 bit software.
My machine specs are as follows,
Intel quad Q6600 2.40Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 8800GT
4GB Ram, 3 since I'm not using 64 bit I guess.
Creative Sound blasyer X-fi Fatality edition.
The one with the remote and extra inputs in the front.
500 watt PSU, I believe Corsair?
I've recently began using this pc again for the Game Aion, and before now I've never had a problem like the one I'm about to describe,
Basically, what it seems to be is that when I'm pushing the computer too hard, running Windows Media Player, Aion maxed out in windowed mode, MSN and all that fun stuff, It'll freeze up and just stop working, sound and all for abour 40 seconds, some times it will unfreeze for about 3 seconds, then do it all over again.
It became debilitating because I couldn't get anything done.
I defragged, ran a registry cleaner, all that.
It got to the point where I re-installed Windows, which has been my cure-all in the past.
Now this even happens when I'm simply running Aion in fullscreen, with medium settings.
It will freeze for 40 seconds, then be fine again, usually in heavily populated areas, the reasong i'm not posting in the Gaming forum is because this happens with any memory-hogging app.
This is unusual for me because this EXACT Pc, same hardware used to run Crysis maxed out, with music, TS, MSN, and some times even other games without even the slightest hint of freezing.
Some of my drivers may be out of wack, I re installed my sound card and video drivers again, wondering what else I can do?
It's only recently hapenned since I updated last week, before I re installed Windows I did a system restore and it was fine for a day, then it all hapenned again and not even restore worked.
When I re installed I turned automatic updating off in case it WAS that update, but it wasn't.
I'm still having it happen.
So, I'm sorry if I was rushed there, I'm typing this as I run out the door.
if you need clarification on anything please let me know, I appreciate any and all help.