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  1.    23 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7

    The games are lagging in Windows10

    Hi!I have a dual operating system of windows 7 32 bit and windows 10 64 bit.My problem is that the games which are running smoothly in win 7 are lagging in windows 10.I have a inbult graphic card . I don't know what is the problemPlease help!!!
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  2.    23 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 3,044
    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    10 is more resources hungry than 7 and 64-bit version even more.
    Try to install Cleanmem to get back some RAM, you seem to lack of.

    Not to mention, that your graphic drivers are optimized for 7, while in 10 there are most likely used generic drivers for, I suppose, an outdated GPU, which will never be updated again. Better stick to 7 then untill you get a new computer.
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  3.    23 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    But even the old School games are also lagging.And the same game is running perfectly in windows 7 .Do I have a problem between 32bit and 64 bit os.And thanks for answer.
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  4.    27 Dec 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    You need more Ram
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  5.    07 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 173
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64

    Don't listen to the guy that recommended using Cleanmem, Windows 10 manages its' RAM quite well (better than 7), and doesn't need to have its' RAM "cleaned". RAM/memory cleaners are snake oil.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that has noticed this, I can attest that some games do seem to run like slower in 10. A prime example is Grand Theft Auto V. For awhile it plays fine, then it just totally freezes, with the audio playing (stuttering) in the background (not normally, just imagine the revving engine of a car in the background, except it's the same sound over and over again). This happens for up to a minute, then everything is fine and dandy for awhile...........until it suddenly happens again. It mostly seems to occur during police chases, when the game is running faster and using more CPU/RAM. I have very rarely had this issue in 7. If 10 is so much more resource-efficient than previous Windows, why does this happen?
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  6.    12 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 64-bit

    In most of the testing I've done, games run about 5-10% better in Win10 than they did on Win7.

    What I find really odd is people assuming you need more RAM, when the only specs you've given so far are a very vague "I have a inbult graphic card".

    The inbred card doesn't have a dedicated chip, and instead piggybacks CPU cycles. Most likely the issue is due to an aging CPU that cannot handle the additional graphic processing required in Win10.

    But really, any response at all is going to be pure speculation until you give us actual information about your PC's specs.
    A published Speccy log is a very valuable tool.
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  7.    21 Jan 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Home (x64)

    OK, here's the problem: Games are not running fast/smooth on a new OS using drivers for an old OS.
    OK, here's the solution: UPDATE YOUR DRIVERS, and that 2GB RAM is pitiful, I thought Win10 needed at least 3 GB to run...
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 173
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64

    Good point, eastman, about the drivers. I can attest that my lag has disappeared in most games ever since I updated my drivers. I have a 4 yr old Alienware laptop that runs most newer games with decent performance, when I was still running 7. When I installed 10 I was still trying to use most of the older 7 drivers from Dell's support website, assuming they would work fine. I've since found more recent drivers in the past 2 weeks (since my initial post in this thread) and all seems fine now. I had tried installing 10 in the past several times, but it eventually crashed and I gave up, figuring my hardware was just a bit too old. I now have a sneaking suspicion that the older drivers caused the crashes. I havent had any crashes recently, no corrupt system files, Explorer no longer lags after updating my Intel chipset and IRST drivers, everything is mostly smooth with a few minor glitches.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesnt 10 have the lowest hardware/system requirements since XP? Vista and onward up to 8.1 required more resources to run than 10 does. 10 makes obvious sense if you want to get the best performance from your PC, especially on aging hardware like mine.
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  9.    24 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 142
    dual boot win10/win7

    The problem is not the drivers if you are dual booting as each OS would install it's own drivers to each partition. The problem is the ram.

    Though you might be able to slide by with 1 gig of ram (min sys requirements) in both w10 and w7 that is for 32 BIT SYSTEMS! The 64 bit win 10 partition doubles that ram requirement to 2 gigs.

    On my w10 64 bit with only FF running I'm right at 2 gb of ram usage. If you were comparing w10 32 bit performance to your w7 partition, I suspect it would be about the same or maybe slightly better.
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  10.    24 Jan 2016 #10

    if its stuttering your running out of ram or vram , as has been said you have moved from a 32 to a 64 bit os 2gb wont cut it
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