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Performance issues w/new motherboard


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#1 Everard

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

My old motherboard died and I had to replace it. The motherboard too old and is now not available to buy. I bought a motherboard that was compatible with my processor and ram. I am not getting the performance I was getting on my old build.

Processor: Intel P4 3.4mhz: 800fbs
Vid: ATI Radeon HD2600 Pro PciE16 512mb
Ram: 1g of DDR2 667mhz
old motherboard: Asus P5AD2-E Premium
new motherboard: Asus P5B-VM SE

My old board was a more expensive board, but I thought I'd at least get some good performance. All I get is lag when I play... very off putting.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:19 PM

Hi Everard, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

When you changed out the motherboard did you make a fresh installation of the Windows operating system?

When you take a hdd with a Windows OS installed on it that you have been using on one computer and then install it as in another computer you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a Intel article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen here .

"Moving a hard drive with Windows* 2000 or Windows XP* already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended.

If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer and you may not be able to start Windows. This is documented in Microsoft's knowledge base article. This is true even if you move the hard drive to a motherboard with the same chipset, as different hardware revisions can cause this issue as well.

Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you move your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error."


Alternatively, the method below can be tried, but I would back up all of your important files to removable media like CDs, DVDs, Flash drives, or a second hdd.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:34 PM

Yes, I did a complete rebuild. Downloaded latest drivers and fresh install of games.

Still performance issues.

Thanks for your reply.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

When you did the complete rebuild did you reinstall the operating system?

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:51 PM

Yes, I formatted the drive and installed a fresh new copy. Downloaded all the system updates.. installed them all before trying out any games. Also got all new drivers for my stuff, and just installed the games.

When having these problems I also looked for patches on the games... but still having problems.

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