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Old 03-26-2010, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got a AMD quad-core processor, and I'm not noticing very many changes. Before I had an AMD dual core. I also have 4GB of ram.

One thing I need help with is game-recording, a friend has 2GB of ram and a dual core, and can record HD gaming videos without any lag, and when I try (even closing out of all my programs and apps, and using GameBooster) I get lag. Even in non-HD recording.

Any ideas why?

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Old 03-26-2010, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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What video card do you have?
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Which cpus as well?
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Nvidia Geforce 8400 video card.
AMD Pheonom 9850 2.5ghz CPU
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Whats your friends computer have?

The 8400 is a low end card thought, so that could be the culprit there.
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Could be, I had to get a different card cuz AMD graphic cards didn't work with Blender, so I didn't get a gaming card.

He has a stock one with this PC

Nun fair
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I (his friend) just have the stock video card.

My specs: HP Pavilion a6110n Desktop PC Product Specifications - c01048277 - HP Business Support Center
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Okay, Welcome to the forum Techman....

Craig you systems better equiped to run HD than Techmans, so I'd start looking into drivers.
Have you checked your temperatures? Use hardwaremonitor, CPUID , to check them. You could be getting warmer than happy.

You won't notice huge differences in general with a quad vs. dual until you start working it hard.
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Check it out (CPUID)



I'll look into drivers, but I thought I should add:

Ever since my last PC cleaning (dusting it out etc) my PC's been acting strange, spell check hardly ever works, and when I click images and stuff in web site editors, instead of getting an popup with editing options (webs.com), the image duplicates until I click off of it. Maybe I sprayed some gas from my 3M Dust Remover into the CPU area?

This all happened BEFORE my new quad-core
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These are at idle? They are kinda warm... not dangerous, but higher than should be. Did you properly paste your quad when you installed it?

D/L something like prime95, Prime95 (32bit) - 25.11 Download - EXTREME Overclocking , and stress your cpu.

D/L Furmark, FurMark: OpenGL Benchmark and Stability Test Download - EXTREME Overclocking , and stress your video card.

Have you checked your system for spyware?
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