I think im just gonna reformat with a real windows this time... I used to have a cough pirated copy cough but it couldnt get SP2, back then my computer ran perfect besides it got full of viruses and had to get a real windows.. so my friend gave me his xp pro but it was meant for a dell so now my computer thinks its a dell and now all these problems happen..
-Video card running terrible compared to what it used to run (Cant run AOE3 or FEAR or anything on full highest like i used to)
-It changed the multiplier to 6 while idling and never did that before...
so i think i might just completely buy this:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with SP2 - Retail
and act like i just built it again and go from there since this is really really bothering me that on AOE3 it lags on the main menu screen with water and shadows on, yet my 3dmark scores remain just how they were ><