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When I start Portal it's a lag fest. Playing it at 1680x1050, all high, 16xAF, 8xAA and its chugging along. HL2 at these same settings played smooth as can be. Is portal more demanding or something? I keep my HD defragged 24/7 with diskeeper btw.
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Defragging so damn much will murder your drive. And as for the graphics...tried turning them down some?
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Defragging so damn much will murder your drive.
excuse me, are you from the past

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And as for the graphics...tried turning them down some?
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If I force you to run 24/7 to get slimmer, are you gonna wear out?
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When I start Portal it's a lag fest. Playing it at 1680x1050, all high, 16xAF, 8xAA and its chugging along. HL2 at these same settings played smooth as can be. Is portal more demanding or something? I keep my HD defragged 24/7 with diskeeper btw.

Does it still happen if you do an immediate reboot?
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post #6 of 27
I can totally max portal no issues and could back on my 7950GT no problem. It should be fine.
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If I force you to run 24/7 to get slimmer, are you gonna wear out?
The only problem is that Im already slim, whatever, everbody should know about Deskeeper InvisiTasking feature.
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post #8 of 27
Portal seems to hit my rig a little harder than HL2, but you still shouldn't be lagging. I can run everything maxed on my 2600 except for AA, which I run at 4x. Your 8800 should be like 20x faster than this thing.

Have you installed something recently that may be running in the background and eating up resources? My guess would be either that or bad video settings/drivers in the nvidia control panel.

Also, yeah invisitask is safe. It's more like correction to NTFS than a full time defragger. It doesn't rewrite everything and move it around, it just makes sure the files are put where they need to be in the first place.
 
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post #9 of 27
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I mentioned diskeeper because I just downloaded steam and the orange box and i normally defrag after installing things.

Mr. Mojo,

that's what I was thinking my system should be handling portal with no sweat, thats why I was posting this! Thanks for your input and I will try to sort this out.
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have you tried turning down portal render depth?
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