Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:04 AM
've tried Windows XP x64 for a couple of times now, but it seems that there's an anomaly occurring with my system...
The first two weeks, the system runs fine. I can play my games, do my stuff, but then... All of a sudden, the gameplay changes drastically, as in:
All games run at half speed!!
No, not performance problems, the framerates are excellent... Its just that 1 second ingame, actually takes 2 (two) seconds in RL!
You can imagine that that is kinda... well... IT SUCKS!!!
Has anyone seen this behavior before? Remember, I have seen this only occur with x64, not the x86 (32-bit) version of Windows XP...
I suspect it has something to do with my hardware in combination with XP x64, but since this only happens in the 64-bit version, I'm forced to see this as a Windows XP x64 problem, yet I can't find any reference to it on the internet.
It's really irking me that I just can't use the full potential of my computer here, because of an apparent bug, either in the soft- or hardware of my system... -_-'
AMD Athlon 64 3000 @2GHz
2.5 GB ram (2x1GB+1x512MB, Kingston HyperX 2-3-2-6-1, for some reason @ 333 MHz, won't go any higher)
Saphire Radeon X1950Pro 512 MB in AGP-slot
Asus K8N-E Deluxe mainboard (bios 1011, tried bios 1012.007b)
2x WD Raptor connected to NV-raid onboard in raid0
4x SG 300GB connected to Silicon Image Onboard raid5
Audigy Platinum in PCI slot 2 (second lowest)
extra Intel GB lan card in PCI slot 1 (lowest)
I'm running the newest drivers, but that doesn't seem to make any difference, as I had this problem too, about a year ago, when I tried XP-64 for the first time. Turned to X86 version, had no problems whatsoever. Tried X64 again about 2 weeks ago, first week was fine, then the trouble started again.
If anyone has even SEEN this problem before, I would know that I'm not the only one. If not, I think the safest bet would be to buy another K8N-E deluxe from e-bay, and cut this one up into confetti... >.<
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