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Old 01-10-2006, 07:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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only thing i can say is upgrade your video card. Eveything else is good already. If you dont want to spend any money just tweak some settings in your games and it will run smooth.
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Gosh, I hate technology. When I bought that X800 a half year ago, it was at the top at its game, now its below the curve. Come on!
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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its not the video card, i have a 9800 pro(slower than x800) and its running hl2 with average of 60 fps.
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sounds like there's a complete mixup with some drivers or something. Those specs shouldn't be doing that. A fresh install of XP might not be out of line.

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sounds like there's a complete mixup with some drivers or something. Those specs shouldn't be doing that. A fresh install of XP might not be out of line.

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The thing is... I reformat pretty often. I update my drivers frequently and Windows definitely recognizes that I have a dual core. 3dMark picked up on it and Task Manager also shows 2 CPU graphs. Ive looked for drivers for the Mobo and CPU and there arent really any. Ill keep searching. Thanks for the help guys!
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Could it perhaps be something to do with the thermal transfer gel between the heat sink and the processor? I used some CompUSA brand stuff... I dont know how long it lasts... especially with how hot my PC used to run.
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I installed the latest ATI drivers and that seemed to bring the FPS up a little bit. Otherwise, no luck.
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Do you have another set of drivers installed aswell?
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Do you have another set of drivers installed aswell?
I dont believe so. Only ATI drivers.
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And does the same thing happen right after you reformat?
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