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Hp Pavilion, P4 2.80 GHZ
1 GB Ram
Win XP, SP2
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, Driver 18.104.22.168
Power supply: 300 watts
Every minute or two, during gameplay the program (video & audio) stops and starts. Any ideas why this occurs? The game continues to run, but it is annoying. The stutter lasts about a second. Is spyware causing it?
Also, I'm trying to determine what spyware to delete. According to my scan, I have spyware running, but I'm thinking some of it might be necessary for software updates. Where can I learn what to remove? Heeelp!
03-26-2005, 05:06 PM
Here are two excellent freeware programs that will help stop and remove spyware. They're simple and effective. Spyware is never beneficial.
Spyware Blaster 3.3 http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/
for more information, see Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users
Also, your PSU "may" be inadequate or failing. 300W is small for the hardware you're driving.
03-26-2005, 06:43 PM
Delete ALL the spyware http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
03-26-2005, 06:52 PM
Good idea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Spyware is bad but is rarely an excuse for problems in various games, believe it or not spyware doesen't actualy take up your video card sound card and a majority of your CPU to do it's job (Spyware is supposed to be un detected by the user hence it runs in the background)
03-26-2005, 07:14 PM
As Steve_v says.... your power supply isn't up to the task of running your graphics card. Minimum required is 350watts.
I have Spyware Blaster running all the time and that doesn't cause problems. IMHO, spyware has nothing to do with it. All that does is watch what you're looking at on the internet. It doesn't, I don't think, cause problems running your games. I've had loads of spyware on my pc at times and before it's deleted, games ran fine. I've been running SHIII or a week and just checked for spyware today. There was a ton of it to get rid of, but SHIII and IL2 FB have been running fine. So stay away from those porn sites.
HP's PSU is propritary and might be hard and expensive to replace... if it's possible. Like in what they told me for my Compaq, it' not possible. Which I don't believe b BTW, but for arguements sake I didn't touch it. I built a computer I can upgrade or downgrade to my hearts content. LOL
03-26-2005, 07:39 PM
If it's heat problem:
1.Take off the side of the case. See if that helps.
2. When the side is off take a fan and blow in the case.
That might give you an idea about it.