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Hello, :)

Im trying to fix my sis PC but I have one problem, first her PC specs:

Pentium 4 3.4Ghz 478 sockst with Thermaltake Sonic Tower with 12cm Fan. -Idle: 34ºC Full Load:47ºC :D

2x512Mb DDR DCH 400Mhz

AGP 1950GT 256MB idle 49ºC FULL LOAD less than 70-72ºC + VRM has an addictional cooler.not like 1950pro and his vrm problems. :eek:

NOX Urano 500W PSU, [new]

Gigabyte 8IPE1000-G

With fresh windows xp install, with 7.6-7.9 catalyst drivers I've retarded fps.
I was testing several games, they run great, I've stable high fps but for only 30seconds+-, then huge fps lag, like 10fps or less,after 15 seconds all is back to normal. happens again and again.....:cry:

I tried with her old Radeon 9600Pro, it's the same. :wtf:
One thing I know is that the chipset cooler is ultra hot, like untouchable for human hand for more than 3 seconds...maybe changing it could resolve my problem...:twitch:

Any ideas? thanks. :respect:
 

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What games/benchmarks were you running?
 
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what is the motherboard?
 

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can you start a game that does this while task manager is open and then after your in the game hit the windows button on ur keyboard and take a screen shoot of the running process(screen shoot equals ctrl+print screen and then post back, thnx


srry didnt see that mobo listed these bamn eyes of mine:eek:
 

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What games/benchmarks were you running?
ETQW, Test Drive Unlimited, Half Life 2/episode one, CSS, N4SCarbono/MostWanted, Prey, W:Enemy Territory, Age of Empires 3, F.E.A.R....

can you start a game that does this while task manager is open and then after your in the game hit the windows button on ur keyboard and take a screen shoot of the running process(screen shoot equals ctrl+print screen , thnx

srry didnt see that mobo listed these bamn eyes of mine
Im not that dumb with taskmanager :D give me a second.
 

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You need more memory.

2 gigs
 
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be sure you have all the .nets and patches installed from Microsoft update...not sure if the .nets could mess with FPS but its very important to the CCC...you are using the ATI CCC?
 

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You need more memory.

2 gigs
1gig is fine DaMulta. Otherwise me and sneekypeet would be having big issues with games.

Are you running vista by chance?
 

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Are you running vista by chance?
She was, but now shes got XP Pro

be sure you have all the .nets and patches installed from Microsoft update...not sure if the .nets could mess with FPS but its very important to the CCC...you are using the ATI CCC?
yeah.ati catalyst control center etc.
 
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Man fear has major problems with only 1 gig. 2 gigs just smooths things out so much.


He might have something killing him in task manager.
 

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Man fear has major problems with only 1 gig. 2 gigs just smooths things out so much.


He might have something killing him in task manager.
months ago I had in my PC an 6800GT with 2x512mb @ 667 had ultra smooth frame rate

/I tried with cleaning all process, i only had taskmgr.exe even explorer was off, didnt help maybe some system process....
 
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turn off avast.
 

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try reinstallling DX9
 

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Man fear has major problems with only 1 gig. 2 gigs just smooths things out so much.


He might have something killing him in task manager.
but it isnt just in fear...


Try going into msconfig (run>msconfig) and disabling some of the startup items and see if that helps.
 

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Are you sure you installed all the motherboard drivers when you installed XP fresh?
 
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was this always an issue or somthing that just poped up ?
 

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Try going into msconfig (run>msconfig) and disabling some of the startup items and see if that helps.
only vital process in start up

try reinstallling DX9
k I will try.

Are you sure you installed all the motherboard drivers when you installed XP fresh?
Yes, Im 100% sure.

Are you sure you installed all the motherboard drivers when you installed XP fresh?
Good quiestion. She decided to change her Video Card becouse this was making gaming annoying. She got a 9600Pro.
I ordered a 1950GT mounted it, thand were sure problems were gone. I installed Bioshock few days ago, and noticed that fps was pretty low, next thing I did was ran automated clock configuration utility in ATI CCC/Overdrive. after more than 10 min this thing set clocks to 620/600=1200, I though was pretty to much so I selected "550".
Then I ran TDU, was going pretty nice but was there the first time that lagg problem appear. I quickly changed clocks to default. after that it keeps lagging in any game. :(

Also what version CCC are you running now?
Catalyst® Control Center Version 2007.0821.2146.36991
 
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Also what version CCC are you running now?
 

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Catalyst® Control Center Version 2007.0821.2146.36991 came with 7.9 catalyst drivers.
 
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Catalyst® Control Center Version 2007.0821.2146.36991 came with 7.9 catalyst drivers.
and you do have all the .nets installed with their patches?
 

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I try to keep it update. yeah :roll:
 
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so did you reinstall dx9c? and still same issue?
 

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I just reinstalled it, rebooting....