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Old 12-29-2004, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Processor and Motherboard Performance Problems

i just upgraded my system yesterday from a worthless motherboard and an athlon xp 1500+ processor to an Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard with an Athlon 64-bit 3000+. I get only slightly better performance. i paid over $300 for all this equipment and my game performance still lacks. I used to get 12 fps in my game and now i get 15 fps, which still rots horribly. I did a repair install of windows but the performance isn't any better. I'm not sure what to do. I defragmented my hard drive and did a virus scan and adware removal but my computer still performs like it did with my old junky equipment. should i do a full install of windows all over again? i'm just very confused. any help here?

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Old 12-29-2004, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how much ram and what video card are you using?


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Old 12-29-2004, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i got 512mb of PC 2700 RAM and a 128 mb GeForceFX 5200 video card. i didn't upgrade any of those parts. they're still the same parts that were in my old hardware.
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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look for Chipset updates/ BIOS updates very important .Also you should see a better performance boost . But still thats a weak video card .
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What game might this be if its like Far Cry or HL2 it might be your card.

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Old 12-29-2004, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not surprised. You need to understand that computer games are not very processor/motherboard dependent. The game performance is determind by the graphics card. If you are gonna use a GeForce FX5200 and try to play games, then I say a 3FPS increase is very nice. To actually get a good increase in graphics you should atleast get a GeForce 6600GT.
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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a) gf gf 5200 is poor. New games request very good grafic card, better then good processor. If your computer work faster in operating system, office works etc then it's OK

b) " i got 512mb of PC 2700 RAM" If you have some money invest in better RAM (PC 3200)
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Your video card is definetely the bottleneck source here, gather up a few hundred dollars and replace it and you should see a huge performance increase.
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Old 12-29-2004, 12:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok thanks everyone. i only had $350 and spent it all on the motherboard and processor Guess I'm gonna have to wait for a while to get a new video card. btw, what is a good video card for less than $150?

oh, and the two games i'm using it for are star wars galaxies and planetside.
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Old 12-29-2004, 01:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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