Standby memory and gaming dilemma


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Standby memory and gaming dilemma


    After experiencing frequent crashing with The Sims 2, I applied the standby memory fix, setting the Task Scheduler to clear standby memory every 5 minutes. It solved my crashing, but it seems to come with the price of making the general Windows system hang and lag constantly (good example GIF here). So, while I'm not tech savvy by any stretch, I'm guessing things like folder icons and such are stored as standby memory (which now keeps getting wiped)? The strange thing is I can't find anyone else experiencing this, either through googling or asking fellow players.

    Aside from having to disable/enable the task manually as needed, is there anything else I could do instead? Why does this not seem to be an issue for anyone else?
      My Computer

  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 24,153
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
       #2

    Hi MickandLee. Welcome to the TenForums @MickandLee

    Was reading a little about this and it could just be a combination of things on your machine. Most likely drivers.

    What version and build are you on?

    Have you tried your game with a clean boot? (No third part y AV)

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

    Not saying to update your BIOS but is there a newer BIOS available at the manufacture's web site?

    Could you tell which machine this is or the make / model of the motherboard?

    Regarding your Windows 10, was machine purchased with Windows 10, clean installed with 10 or has this machine been upgraded from a Win 7 install?

    If you run SFC /scannow at a command prompt(admin) does it come back clean?
      My Computer

  3. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,346
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    Sims 2 is pretty old. If it is the only thing crashing, I would mark it up to the game and not compatible with Windows 10.
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Caledon Ken said:
    Hi MickandLee. Welcome to the TenForums @MickandLee

    Was reading a little about this and it could just be a combination of things on your machine. Most likely drivers.

    What version and build are you on?

    Have you tried your game with a clean boot? (No third part y AV)

    Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts

    Not saying to update your BIOS but is there a newer BIOS available at the manufacture's web site?

    Could you tell which machine this is or the make / model of the motherboard?

    Regarding your Windows 10, was machine purchased with Windows 10, clean installed with 10 or has this machine been upgraded from a Win 7 install?

    If you run SFC /scannow at a command prompt(admin) does it come back clean?
    Hi,

    Motherboard is:
    LENOVO 36C5 SDK0J40700 WIN 3258077317467

    Windows version:
    Windows 10 1803 OS BUILD: 17134.345

    No to clean boot, will try today.

    Haven't looked at bios update, might have a look.

    No to SFC, will try that also.

    Windows 10 was pre-installed and not upgraded from 7.

    Cheers,
    Thanks
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums