I AM BABY GROOT
- Sep 19, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Nov 2003
- SLU Posts
Sadly then with Windows there are only 10 million other possibilities.Thanks, but I know it's not the card, because I've replaced that already with a better card than I had before.
And again, my computer USED to run SL very well. So it's something that's gone wrong with what I have left in the box.
You should not be having major issues with that setup. I'm with everyone else that a Windows reinstall and cleanup is probably needed.I put this together back in early 2013, so 6 years old now. I'm willing to upgrade parts, but I have no idea which parts are causing my issues.
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz
PSU: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold 650W
Boot Drive: 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I forget the video card specs, but it was a decent used card that I bought from Veritable, so I know it runs SL well. It seemed to help for awhile, but the last few weeks when I've logged in to SL, I can barely move.
For awhile I just assumed it was my ISP, but if that were the case, I'd have trouble running from my wife's computer, too. But I can move easily, almost free of lag, on her Dell.
Spending over a $1000 to start from scratch is a pretty drastic solution, but I'm feeling very worn down. I'm just not savvy enough to figure this out.
There are a lot of shady places who say they will do things like that and all it accomplishes is losing a $100 bucks or something. Best Buy comes to mind particularly.So tomorrow morning I'm taking my computer in to the local repair shop to:
If that doesn't work, I'll start replacing parts. PSU first.
- install new CPU cooler
- check for viruses
- refresh Windows
- update drivers
- stress tests and health checks, whatever they can do
At six years old, I figure all of this is routine maintenance anyway.
There are a lot of shady places who say they will do things like that and all it accomplishes is losing a $100 bucks or something. Best Buy comes to mind particularly.
The problem is that I don't really have a frame of reference for Sims 4. With SL, I've got over 10 years of experience and I know what good performance feels like. But what's normal for Sims 4?I am curious, are you having similar issues with performance in the Sims 4? It's not as taxing obviously as SL, but at max settings it is no slouch either in the graphics dept.
May have been the latest major update to Windows 10. Had a noticeable impact on my main desktop system while it happened back on the 14th. Last night it made my much older laptop unusable for over four hours till it completed....
BUT even as I type this sentence, I'm experiencing a sllllooooooowwwwww down , so something is definitely wrong.