built new dual core comp, having problems
ok, here is my setup i just bought. AMD x2 3800+, EVGA geforce 7800gt OC, abit kn8 ultra mobo nforce4 ultra, 1 gig of corsair value select ram, windows xp home. i basically have the same setup as my friend except he has different ram and windows pro. well when we play games, his performance blows mine away. we can stand in the same spot in a game and look at the same thing and his fps will be 30+ higher than mine. we have the same video drivers. i dont understand why i dont come close to his performance.
now i have read the windows xp home doesnt support dual core processors and i have heard that it supports it just fine. who do i believe? im really upset with my performance. i have the latest BIOS, mobo chipset drivers, video drivers, cpu drivers, etc. im not happy at all. what can i do?