Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:23 AM
First off, I'd like to apologize if I've put this topic in a wrong section. I belive it's the right place though, since this problem started after I replaced Motherboard, since the last one died.
Secondly my pc specs:
400W ModeCom Feel-III power suply.
1024mb of Kingston DDR Sdram PC3200 (200mhz)
Intel Pentium IV 3.2GHZ Prescott HT CPU.
Sapphire Radeon x1650pro 512mb AGP Graphis card
Seagate Barracuda 320gb Hard drive
MSI RS350M-ILSR (MS-7031) Motherboard (taken from everest, the motherboard name that is)
Windows XP Proffesional
As I said, the problem started when I replaced my motherboard. I reformatted the drive I've had windows installed on after I replaced the motherboard. Windows installation took way longer than with old motherboard, so I already knew something's wrong, but I didn't really worry bout that. After windows installed, and I installed all the drivers for graphics card and motherboard, bios updates and windows updates, I ran Quake 3. I was shocked. I've been playing this game for a long time on this pc, and my fps NEVER dropped under 125. It was running with 125 fps at all times. What about now? It sometimes drops to even 80 fps! There's barely even 125 fps now. It's like that in all games.
Another example - World of Warcraft. I've had around 60 fps before, now it barely gets to 25! Sometimes drops to like 10 in big battles. World in Conflict - completely unplayable now even at the lowest details, while it ran really well with medium details before. Even Sacrifice, game that came out in 2000 I think, lags now. Thats riddicilous.
It's like that with all the games. Watching movies in HD option on Youtube or Gametrailers is impossible now, since it lags.
Everything is slower, copying, packing, unpacking. Just everything.
BUT, it happens after few minutes of turning on the PC. But after I start watching a movie, run a game, play for a few mins (or secs in games with higher system reqs.) it slows down. I have to restart my PC and wait a few mins for it to come back. But then it happens again.
I tried reinstalling windows, switching power supply to more powerful, defragmenting drives...
I did switch CPU aswell some time ago before the motherboard died, but it was running completely fine on the old motherboard.
Sory if made it unclear, but english is not my main language.
I would appreciate all the help. Thanks in advance.