03-13-2007, 11:05 PM
| | Re: Help needed: "stuttering" in fullscreen mode
On Mar 1, 4:33 pm, kony <s...@spam.com> wrote:
> On 28 Feb 2007 18:35:18 -0800, "Dan"
> <Dan.Milli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >I'm having a problem with some games (the sims, civ 4, Elder scrolls
> >4) where about once a minute these will freeze up for about 5 seconds
> >and then recover. It happens less often with lower resolutions but
> >still occurs as low as 800x600 and it only happens when I run in
> >fullscreen mode. They run fine in windowed mode at high resolutions
> >(1280x1024). I used low detail settings and no FSAA. My system meets
> >all the minimum requirements and most recommended requirements.. am I
> >missing something? Please help!
> >Here's the system specs:
> >Athlon 64 3700+
> >1GB ram
> >GeForce 6800GT video
> >Dell 2405FPW
> >Creative X-FI sound
> >Some things I've tried that didn't fix the problem:
> >-Upgraded sound, video, & mainboard drivers
> >-Scanned for virus & spyware.
> >-Eliminated background programs, virus scanner, and unnecessary
> >startup items.
> >-Checked CPU temp (max is 55C)
> Check the video card fan, video card dust buildup levels,
> and leave the case side panel off and point a fan at it
> temporarily to see if the problem persists.
The video card dust buildup was the culprit. After cleaning my temps
are ~50C. Thanks!