Originally posted by Graham
It comes stock 2.0 Ghz and the most I can do is 2.3 Ghz. The clawhammer core is apparently bad with heat according to a post by DJ Chris. He seems like a respectable fellow, too.
My ram timings are 3-3-3-8, and in another post about FEAR demo performance, he said it was my ram. I never got a direct answer as to whether it is the latency timings, the 400MHz DDR PC3200, or what.
Also, I can't use dual-channel with my mobo. I don't know how big an effect that is but if no one can give me a good answer I will have to suspect it of that. Damn Asus K8V Deluxe....
Dual channel support for the motherboard is not something that Asus is responsible for, it's the CPU. Thanks for reading my core guide as well
Your problems, are not normal.
If it was a video card problem, you would have low FPS and feel like your going in slowmode.
If it was standard RAM problem, most of the time you just see a whole bunch of little pauses close together.
And those kind of freezes that you are expering are most likely not a CPU problem either. Your CPU may be limiting peformance, but something else it wrong.
You could have some spyware doing this, or a virus to you.
Here's my experince on 2 simmilar issues to yours.
#1: One of my old PC's, I get this issue, usually followed by the game freezing. Turns out "Graphics card device stuck in infinite loop". Reinstalling windows worked.
#2: Neighbours old (&*%$ IBM computer with any old game (Half Life 1). This is an old p3 with intergrated graphics though. Does the exact same thing, expisally during loading which makes this look like a RAM issue.
Can you check your system temperautres as they may be causing the problem, and can you also make sure you have nothing overclocked. If you dont know what overclocking is, you havnt done it