Periodic sluggishness in games
I'm experiencing periodic sluggishness when I play 3d games like Unreal
Tournament (natively) and Max Payne (WineX). It's not a framerate
problem, because there's no choppiness, it's periodic (a minute of
slowness, a couple minutes of normal, a couple of slow, et c.), and
there's no apparent relation to the complexity of the action when it
happens. The effect is as if the game itself is going into a slow-mo
mode (yes, I know, Max Payne has a slow-mo mode, but that's not what's
going on here).
I have a new Dell 5150 with an nVidia GeForce FX 5200 using the latest
nVidia-supplied drivers. I don't have any apps running while I'm playing
the games, save for Gnome and its applets and such.
Does anyone have any clue what could be the problem here?
Thanks in advance.
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