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Im having a bit of a problem..in HL2 and CS:S i can go from 30-90 frames by standing still and with no one around me and with no other programs running...

since i just got this computer..im still installing and testing with other games. I'v heard that this is "supose" to happen in dual-core computers because of how the computer gets confused on which core should be used to process the game, it switches between the cores and causes lag...iv heard that if this happens you should turn off one of the cores when you play a game and turn it on when you not. if this is true how do i turn off a core? thanks
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Go into your Task Manager, select the Processes tab;
Right click on the process and then select Set Affinity;
Remove one of the cores and then start the application.
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have you installed the AMD and Microsoft patch for dual core systems?
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i think iv installed the AMD patch...can u post a link plz?
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i have a link to a step by step guide on my laptop so this is the only thing i can come up with in the mean time.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...30_182,00.html
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post #6 of 10
Do not set affinity! It works without doing that. Just download the AMD dual core patch...and the Microsoft hotfix. That should fix your problem...it'll balance the cores real nicely. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card too...cause it gives a huge performance boost for dual cores.
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alrite thx alot
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alrite thx alot
No problem bud. I hope it works for you. This is how I'm running mine, and I haven't really had any problems.
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Can somone give me a link for the Window patch for Dual Core computers. Do you need to do the same process for a Intel system?
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Can somone give me a link for the Window patch for Dual Core computers. Do you need to do the same process for a Intel system?
Yes, you do.

Just google for "dual core hotfix"..it'll show up. It's not on the official windows site...it's hosted by a lot of gaming sites and stuff though.
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