fresh winxp install

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by DJ, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. DJ

    DJ Guest

    Hello, I am stuck. I just bought a used xp3800 dual core, an Asus A8N32 -
    sli mobo, an EVGA 7800 gt sli videocard. 2 gigs of ddr 400 running in dual
    core. I have 2 western digital 120 gig sata hard drives running in a raid 0
    setup. Heres my problem I just did a fresh format and install winxp pro 32
    bit edition. I didnt have a cd with the mobo so I went to Nvidia and
    downloaded the chipset and videocard drivers. I also downloaded and
    installed the AMD cpu driver. I then went to Asus and installed all the
    devices. Whenever I try to run Battlefield 2 the system runs really slow,
    the game is so choppy its unplayable. Did I forget to install a driver or
    something ? I have avg free antivirus running, I did a check with
    trendmicro free online scan and didnt find any viruses. My g15 keyboard
    shows my cpu is 50% and the ram is 23 %. What did I forget ? or do I need
    a 64 bit windows ? thanks
    DJ, Mar 30, 2008
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  2. DJ

    old man Guest

    Look in hardware devices for any problems
    old man, Mar 30, 2008
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  3. Do you have two cpu diagrams when viewing the "performance" in taskmanager?
    If the game uses 50% total cpu time, it probably uses one core only.
    But then, one core of a 3800x2 gives just 1.8 GHz ... a single core
    athlonxp3000 may beat that performance if only one core is used.
    Yes, I didn't count memory and cache performance and other enhancements
    here. Point is, a 6000x2 is not expensive either.
    wisdomkiller & pain, Mar 30, 2008
  4. Agreed. Look in device manager, make sure there aren't any yellow
    question marks.

    Also try getting rid of the RAID 0 setup and see if it helps.

    Steve Freides, Apr 8, 2008
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