computer very laggy after game play

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by slipper, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    my iBook seems to get very laggy after playing Halo for say an hour. to the point where i litterally cant play anymore. even after i quit the game, its still laggy. just happened to me a couple minutes ago so im gonna try restarting the computer.

    also i know that my computer needs more RAM for Halo to function properly. i only have 256mb RAM but this problem doesnt seem to be a RAM problem. does anyone know what could be wrong?

    *edit* 10 minutes later, without restarting, my computer seems to be better. could it be a problem with overheating? the fan didnt go on and my A/C is on.
     
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

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    No, it's swapping because of your low memory. It takes a while for all the swapping to get cleared out. Once you add more memory this problem will be taken care of.
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    It's probably ram related. Your ram is "full" with stuff from Halo, or another game, and needs to clear this first. This doesn't happen immediatly, but takes a minute of ten. My brother in law has a progrom for it on his windoos pc. I believe it's from Norton, which monitors everything. It overwrites the ram that was used from the program that was shut down.
     

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