Why do all flash games run like turtles on my computer?

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  1. NinetyFour

    NinetyFour Active Member

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    I love playing the Avalanche game, I know, it may be stupid but its awesomly addicting and a good way to waste time.

    http://www.avalanchegame.org/

    The thing is, it runs super slow and choppy on my computer. Why is this?
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends what the stats of your computer are
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    Mine's a dinosaur, and its running XP. Everything else seems fine and acceptably working... But just flash games run really slow. I just thought there might be a really simple solution?
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    Because your CPU is doing all the work while your GPU is just sitting there with it's lazy ass.
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Flash is an absolute memory hog. It'll eat your CPU and RAM up so fast. Unfortunately, can't really think of anything else to say except upgrade your computer.

    Have you tried moving the settings down to Low?
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    Yes, I put the quality to low but it still is really choppy. Any other solutions?
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    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing I can really think of I'm afraid.
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    Use a freshly opened browser with a single tag. Browsers get bogged down after hours of browsing and more tabs = more resources.
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    What browser are you using? In my (non-scientific) tests, I've found Chrome to be the best for Flash.
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    It's weird, some flash games like Ragdoll Avalanche 2 run really smoothly, but others don't? And I tried reopening the browser. I'm using Firefox.

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