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Old 11-27-2007, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well i posted some time back about upgrading my old pc i been so busy i havent had the time or money but i just did a few days ago i got a new vcard and more
ram so is a petium r 4 2.80 ghz 1.7 gb ram

it used agp slot for vcard and i got it a diamond stealth s120 256 mb ati
radeaon 9550
b4 it had a radeon 9200 and 512 ram i worked well gaming wise for 3 years
i currently have win xp media center edition the old one not the 2005 one
witch sucks big time cuz i cant get any of the new software
i have neverwinter nights 2 i can run it now with new vcard but runs slow even on low and i dont think it should be runing that slow also my pc currently uses
510mb of ram just runing win alone i dont think it should be using that much
not wen is suposto run great with 512
i can get another stick of ram inecesary a 1 gb more is my system limited to 2gb cuz if i get another stick ill would have 2.5gb

im think on putting in win xp pro instead cuz i dont need all the media center extra junk u think my pc ill run better then
and neverwinter nights 2 would run properly

i dont see why it would run slow on my system i think i got the graphics and ram to run it decently at least on medium

if u can tell me anything i can do to boost my system to use less ram and run my games better plz drop it in

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I have that game and a machine almost as good as yours and I get signficant lag also. When I looked into it, there were programming flaws at the time.

Make sure you've downloaded all the patches and there are certain settings you can disable that increase performance by quite a bit. One of them had something to do with the water.

... though, I never did get it running at a satisfactory level.
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i updated to the lates and omg it runs perfect im so hapy i want to cry i will i tell ya lol thanks for the tip but i dont think my pc should be using 510mb just runing win alone i dint b4 used to use like 200mb more or less any idea how i can correct this? and run is gone so i cant get into msconfig not in any way i know of
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You can always get a run box from the Task Manager (When you press Ctrl + Alt + Del). Just click File, and 'New Task'.

Also, you could try the Windows Key + R. That is normally the shortcut to run.

My computer uses less than 200 MB with Firefox, my anti-virus, my firewall, and my instant messenger running... so yeah, 500+ does seem high.

EricB has a post that might help you make things more efficient:
http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/how...stable-156582/
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sweet thanks man this will help alot
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i have one more question can i get a new mother board and processor and use all the stuff i already have without having to build one from scratch? that what i was planing but if i can just change the moder board and processor ill save me time and money here is the zpu report for my pc
CPU-Z 1.42 report file

Processor(s)

Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 2 (max 2) per processor
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Family/Model/Stepping F.2.9
Extended Family/Model F.2
Brand ID 9
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2800.7 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 14.0 x 200.1 MHz
Rated Bus speed 800.2 MHz
Stock frequency 2800 MHz
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
L1 Data cache (per processor) 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache (per processor) 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache (per processor) 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2
Southbridge Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 3.0
AGP Transfer Rate 8x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1792 MBytes
Memory Frequency 160.0 MHz (5:4)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7 clocks
Performance Mode enabled

System

System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
System Name DM163A-ABA M370N
System S/N MXK3461N9Y NA350
Mainboard Vendor ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Mainboard Model P4SD-LA
BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS Version 3.15
BIOS Date 10/06/2003

Memory SPD

Module 1 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 1024 MBytes, unknown brand
Module 2 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 256 MBytes, Micron Technology
Module 3 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 256 MBytes, Micron Technology
Module 4 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 256 MBytes, Samsung

Software

Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c

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