Poor performance after upgrading - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2007, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Default Poor performance after upgrading

Hello.

I recently had my PC upgraded but it seems to perform worse than before.

Previously my specs were:

Sempron 3100
1 gig RAM
Radeon X1600XT

Now my specs are:

Athlon 3700+
2 gig RAM
Same card as before.

I also got a new motherboard, A8n-sli deluxe.

What I'm wondering is why my PC seems worse now, in gaming especially. I used to be able to play BF2142 at medium and get 30 FPS, now I have to play it at all low settings or it's unplayable. Any help would be appreciated.

Ollie.
__________________

Ollie1990 is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Default

Anyone? I really need help here. I really don't know what is causing the problem.
__________________

Ollie1990 is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 105
Default

Did you do a reinstall of windows. cause when you do such a big change as the mobo and processor windows most likely doesnt start or go sluggish
__________________
Intel Pentium 4 2.00Ghz FSB 400Mhz
MSI MS-6533 Motherboard
1 - Seagate 20Gb 1 - 40 gig Maxtor AND 1 Western Digital - 80 gig (Variety there eh)
Geforce 5200 128mb AGP
Liteon Dvd Burner
340watt PSU
schultzy is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Default

Yep, format and re-install of windows
Ollie1990 is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 07:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 714
Send a message via AIM to Meithan Send a message via Yahoo to Meithan
Default

If the problem is mainly in games, it may be a video card driver thing. Did you install the same drivers as before? If not, try going back to the previous drivers. You should definitely see a performance boost with such upgrade.
__________________


SuperPi 1M: 29.6s - 3DMark06: 8616
The Geek Test v3.1 Score: 36.3% - Major Geek
Meithan is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 08:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Default

That's what I thought too but the drivers are up to date, catalyst 6.12 etc.
Ollie1990 is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 08:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 714
Send a message via AIM to Meithan Send a message via Yahoo to Meithan
Default

It is really weird... Have you compared benchmarks?
__________________


SuperPi 1M: 29.6s - 3DMark06: 8616
The Geek Test v3.1 Score: 36.3% - Major Geek
Meithan is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 08:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,626
Default

Did you install your chipset drivers? If not, that could cause serious performance issues.
__________________
My current specs:
i7 920
Biostar TPower x58
3x2GB g.skill
XFI GTX260 Black Edition
640 WD Caviar Black
Vista Home Premium x64
U-Toast is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 08:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Default

Yeah I did...Nvidia 6.65 I think.
Ollie1990 is offline  
Old 01-04-2007, 08:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,626
Default

Run some benchmarks, and see if you get what you would expect. And in what order did you install your chipset/drivers?
__________________

__________________
My current specs:
i7 920
Biostar TPower x58
3x2GB g.skill
XFI GTX260 Black Edition
640 WD Caviar Black
Vista Home Premium x64
U-Toast is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.