This is a tragedy for me because I haven't gamed on my PC for TWO MONTHS, and after formatting I have a problem.
This is the problem.
First my PC Specs:
Intel P4 3.2 GhZ 550
512 MB Kingston DDR2
Powercolour ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128 MB
80 GB HD
That's all you need to know
Alright so this was what happened. I formatted. Installed everything. The ATI card is using the MOST recent driver from the website. DirectX version was 7. My games like counter-strike 1.6 and Unreal Tournament 2004 have 50% FPS drops. So in 1.6, I would get 100, now I get 50 fps. I thought the problem was the directx, so I got the most recent one which is 9.0c. The problem still persists.
I went to my driver settings and made OPEN GL and Direct3D modes to the LOWEST SETTINGS. Meaning lowest texture quality and antialiasing.
VPU Recover is on.
One thing though, my AGP speed cannot go past off.
I custom built my PC, and from the place I bought my parts they said that my AGP speed is actually 8X, it just says off. Perhaps they're wrong and I need to do something in my BIOS?