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comment Intermittent massive graphics slowdown (25fps->1fps)
Hmm. I've got a virus scanner (as mentioned below that I tried disabling it), which claims to be up-to-date and runs checks every couple of days, and I've seen this behaviour for a couple of months. But I may as well run a full scan just in case.
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comment Intermittent massive graphics slowdown (25fps->1fps)
No, no consistency. Repeating the exact same sequence of commands will have the slowdown kick in, or not, at different points each time. The app or game continues to be unresponsive even if I pause processing, though I've noticed that switching it to use a different screen resolution does break it out of the slowdown. The problem does keep happening across a variety of different apps and games, but only when something is using DirectX-style graphics. Apps or games running in their own windows don't trigger the slowdown.
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revised Intermittent massive graphics slowdown (25fps->1fps)
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comment Intermittent massive graphics slowdown (25fps->1fps)
Very good suggestion. I tried disabling the virus scanner (and my wireless internet connection), but no, it still happens, sadly.
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