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#1 creep

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:23 AM

Hi everyone.

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.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:16 PM

You are using a different LAN [network] connector [unless you have a add-in LAN card you reused]

That could be the issue.

See if you can find updated drivers on the motherboard manufacturers website

Also, anything over 60FPS doesn't really matter as you probably won't be able to tell the difference unless you have phenomanal vision.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

What is Make/model is your new motherboard?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

You are using a different LAN [network] connector [unless you have a add-in LAN card you reused]

That could be the issue.

See if you can find updated drivers on the motherboard manufacturers website

Also, anything over 60FPS doesn't really matter as you probably won't be able to tell the difference unless you have phenomanal vision.


I'm using the same network card I used before. Motherboard drivers are the newest version avalaible. Well, after playing quake 3 with 125 fps for over year and a half, I certainly can tell the difference even between 125 and 110 fps there, belive me. As I said before, most of the games are unplayable because of this. =/

Sneakycyber, it's MSI RS350M-ILSR (MS-7031) motherboard.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:06 PM

Not all motherboards are created equal.
There are "fast" ones & "slow" ones.

You can have 2 motherboards that can use the same components & one will out perform the other.

There is also the phenomenon of getting the exact perfect combo of components & a unit performing well above average.
I have seen this more then once.

I built several units all using the exact same power supply,motherboard, CPU, memory, video card, etc.

1 of them just blew all the resy away !

Since you say you are using the same network card it has to be a "add-in" card.
Try it in a different slot & see if it makes any difference.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:17 PM

Not all motherboards are created equal.
There are "fast" ones & "slow" ones.

You can have 2 motherboards that can use the same components & one will out perform the other.

There is also the phenomenon of getting the exact perfect combo of components & a unit performing well above average.
I have seen this more then once.

I built several units all using the exact same power supply,motherboard, CPU, memory, video card, etc.

1 of them just blew all the resy away !

Since you say you are using the same network card it has to be a "add-in" card.
Try it in a different slot & see if it makes any difference.


I even tried without a network card and the problem is still there.
I understand that it can work slower. But it works fine, and AFTER few minutes slows down! That's the whole problem.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

Have you considered it may not be your computer ?

Online ANYTHING depends a whole3 lot on what is between you computer & what you're gonnecting too.
I have cable & my internet tends to slow a bit after a few seonds.

The only other suggestion I have is buy the same model motherboard you used to have, duplicate the unit that worked fasy, & try it .

I;m not trying to be a smart alec but the fact is I don't think your connection is going to improve by fiddling with your computer.
I think it's more of a ISP thing.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:35 AM

Have you considered it may not be your computer ?

Online ANYTHING depends a whole3 lot on what is between you computer & what you're gonnecting too.
I have cable & my internet tends to slow a bit after a few seonds.

The only other suggestion I have is buy the same model motherboard you used to have, duplicate the unit that worked fasy, & try it .

I;m not trying to be a smart alec but the fact is I don't think your connection is going to improve by fiddling with your computer.
I think it's more of a ISP thing.


It's not my connection problem. Internet is working fine. It's the GAMES that slow down, wether they're offline or online games. I could disconnect the network from my PC and it still was slowing down after few minutes, the games, copying and all that stuff that is.




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