All game lag (Probably software)

Michalis Krdm

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Hello everyone!

The during the last month I've been experiencing some lag in all games.

When I use one instance of a game, the lag is almost unnoticeable, but when I launch a second instance of the same game, it becomes severe.

I thought it was caused by a private mod in this game, but I reset my operating system to its factory status (using AlienRespawn) resetting all files and progress made since I bought it, but the issue persists.

-My lag is not constant but recurring.
-The duration of it and time without it always change.

I have an Alienware M17X R4 Gaming Laptop with:
-Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU @2.30GHz (4 real and 4 virtual processors)
-2x 4.00 GB RAM DDR3
-500 GB Hard Disk with about 50% free space most of the time
GPUs:
-Intel HD Graphics 4000 (I think it's the main GPU)
-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M

When it comes to what games I play, I am mostly playing Lineage 2 on the latest client updates which is a pretty heavy game but not on a scale to make me lag that hard.
My secondary game is League of Legends, which uses a lighter client and almost never lags.

My Processes tab usually looks like this when I'm gaming (usually without chrome):


I haven't checked my CPU's temperature, even though I should.
Even when I'm running 2 instances of the same game, my RAM usage hardly exceeds 50%, while my CPU reaches up to 80%.
But still, I feel like it is not a hardware problem, but a software one.

Is there anyone who can help me with this ? I am the type of person that posts a post like this only as a last resort, and I'm really tired of it.
Thanks for your time.
 

Mciahel

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First off never try to run two of the same game at the same time. They don't play well together.

Second temps are important when on a laptop because if it gets too hot it will lag A LOT. So check those temps.

Third I doubt its software it sounds like a hardware issue, and by that I mean over heating.

So check those temps using http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ then come back here and tell us the max temps you get while in game.

:^)
 

Mciahel

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First off never try to run two of the same game at the same time. They don't play well together.

Second temps are important when on a laptop because if it gets too hot it will lag A LOT. So check those temps.

Third I doubt its software it sounds like a hardware issue, and by that I mean over heating.

So check those temps using http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ then come back here and tell us the max temps you get while in game.

:^)
 

Michalis Krdm

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It is a game that requires using 2 or more instances in order to do the job. Either from having a character sitting somewhere just being online to having a character following you giving you Buff (online game boosts). So, this is kind of impossible.

About the temperature, I'll have that checked ASAP and update you with any information I receive.
 

Michalis Krdm

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Indeed, the problem is the temperature.

expert's voice: I manually installed this Bathroom Shelf Basket upside-down turning it into a stunt for my laptop.


Before: My temperature was 90 - 95 running 1 instance, and 94-100 running 2 instances.
Now: My temperature is moving within the range of 90 and 94 degrees.

Problem temporary solved until I purchase a normal stunt with cooling fans.

Thanks again.
 

Mciahel

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No problem. I have an Alienware Laptop too so I could make a guess and say you were having cooling issues. Also get the fans cleaned. My temps went from 96C to 60C
 
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