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Hey, based on the sigrig, I'm experiencing awkward lag / slowdown spikes while playing minecraft. The recent update has made the game playable, but it gets frustrating sometimes that it would randomly slowdown.

Pics of the task manager:
cpuFlux.png
cpuFlux2.png

Was wondering if someone has a fix for this? I've tried disabling nearly every extra application, service, etc., but it doesn't seem to remove the issue.

Cheers on any input.


Edit:
I was thinking of trying to turn off hyper threading but can't seem to do that on an HP via the BIOS. msconfig allows to accept only 2 cores, but I don't know if that is 2 cores or 1 core 2 thread.
Edited by Domino - 6/2/11 at 4:01pm
post #2 of 21
That is CPU load, not GPU load. There is never a constant cpu load in any game, those spikes are completely normal

and if this is your sig tablet, it doesnt have the HD3000 graphics, it has the intel HD which came before it. And struggling on minecraft is to be expected
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Quote:
Originally Posted by col musstard;13729641 
That is CPU load, not GPU load. There is never a constant cpu load in any game, those spikes are completely normal

what about the "lag" spikes?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by col musstard;13729641 
That is CPU load, not GPU load. There is never a constant cpu load in any game, those spikes are completely normal

Ever played second life ?
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Originally Posted by Domino;13729650 
what about the "lag" spikes?

I just dont think a 1.2ghz cpu with integrated graphics is enough to run it smoothly all the time. The spikes likely occur when minecraft is loading more blocks
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Can you give us your specs? I do not see a HD3000 system in your sytems.
 
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Originally Posted by col musstard;13729715 
I just dont think a 1.2ghz cpu with integrated graphics is enough to run it smoothly all the time. The spikes likely occur when minecraft is loading more blocks

Oh I know, but any other ways of improving or maintaining a constant fps?

It can happen when I'm standing still and no chuncks are loading.

This also happens on all games. It feels like as if the CPU or GPU is going into power saving mode. Maybe increasing my fan speed - cooling issue? Which program should I use that will detect the fan?
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Originally Posted by BWG;13729722 
Can you give us your specs? I do not see a HD3000 system in your sytems.

In the sig. The 1722 MB Intel HD Graphics R2 is the HD3000.
Edited by Domino - 6/2/11 at 4:11pm
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Aww crap, I thought so and had a reply typed and deleted it because I was not sure.

Have you clean installed Windows 7 Home Premium on it instead of leaving HP Win 7 on it? I would start with that!
 
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you cant really improve the performance on a laptop my friend, Overclocking is specific to custom built desktops, and the only performance boosts you can do to a laptop are to give it more RAM, slap an SSD on, or using external GPU, which iv never seen anyone using, our found any in a store.... there are a few exceptions on the more expensive gaming laptops that allow you to change the graphics card with a more powerful mobile graphics card, and most laptops you should also be able to access the CPU, but its ill advised, because its kinda hard to find mobile CPU's for one, and the pins are a lot softer than on desktop sockets...

BTW since your laptop is using intergrated graphics, i doubt it has a Mobile PCI-E slot, and opening a newish laptop may void your warrenty
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post #10 of 21
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Update:

While watching the FPS and chunk loads, the issue seems to happen when the chuncks hit <2 chunks. The FPS will go from 17-25 to <2.

Actually, FPS are more like 25-34. xD Chuncks will flux but it'll just randomly slow down regardless of the number of chunks.
Edited by Domino - 6/2/11 at 4:18pm
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