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Computer Running Slowly, Games Barely Play

  1. #11


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    This is my device. HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Support

    Now my only problem is that I only tampered with 'Microsoft Basic Display Adapter' and can't find display adapters anywhere. I tried downloading a graphics driver and on my devices there isn't even an area for graphics drivers, am I looking in the wrong place/doing the wrong thing?

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  2. #12


    If that's your computer, you need this driver:
    Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3408 143.9 MB Feb 7, 2015
    It's under: Driver-Graphics (2).
    'Microsoft Basic Display Adapter' is just as basic driver you can get, barely enough to give some picture.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I already installed that, but, under display adapters it doesn't show up, should I restart my computer for it to show up? I really hope this works, it's been a week since I've been able to do much. :/
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by poopscoot View Post
    I already installed that, but, under display adapters it doesn't show up, should I restart my computer for it to show up? I really hope this works, it's been a week since I've been able to do much. :/
    Always reboot after driver installation if it didn't remind you or demand reboot.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I have rebooted, and nothing changed, I looked at my devices and even started up Terraria, it continues to lag.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I have now even defragged my computer and it still has made absolutely no difference. I really don't want to have to buy a new part (I'm sure I don't even have to) or seek professional help with a mere driver/performance problem. I really don't know what the problem is, should we think outside of drivers and not keep thinking about getting better drivers?
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  7. #17


    Pittsburgh
    Posts : 103
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    My preference is to run task manager and resource monitor to determine which process is slowing the computer down.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I have already tried that. It isn't a process, I mean, that's a little obvious, anyway. I can restart my computer and it still lags any game I try to play. I can only play flash games now, it really is annoying. I can't figure what could possibly do this. I have done everything told to me, and nothing.
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  9. #19


    Nor Cal
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Have you tried running Microsoft Update to see if your missing any other drivers?
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  10. #20


    Pittsburgh
    Posts : 103
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Poopscoot, Did you make a recovery disk?
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