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Does a low end mobo affect performance?

post #1 of 17
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I know that sounds like a dumb question, but I have an asrock mobo for my 820 and EVERYTHING runs slow! It took windows longer to boot up after OC to 3.0GHz than at stock 2.8! Can the motherboard cause my boot up to be slow and fps in games to reduce? When I had my P4 (3.2), with an ATI 9200se, 512ddr, I was getting a consistant 60fps on CS:source (high settings) and with my new setup I get in the 50's (low settings)...

What 775 mobo do you guys reccomend? The ASUS Premium maybe?
post #2 of 17
The quality of your motherboard can certainly affect performance. About how much are you looking to spend on a new mobo?
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around $150.
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The mobo looks fine.

Post cpu-z or everest screenshots. Your memory might be on a divider, cpu throttling, a number of things. However, I don't think an ASRock should run slower OCed than stock....no mobo does that when properly tweaked.
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Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
The mobo looks fine.

Post cpu-z or everest screenshots. Your memory might be on a divider, cpu throttling, a number of things. However, I don't think an ASRock should run slower OCed than stock....no mobo does that when properly tweaked.
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did you try defragging?
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did you try defragging?
thats the first thing I tried to no avail.
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how long has your system gone without reformating?
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how long has your system gone without reformating?
7 days
post #10 of 17
Ok...are we sure that you're running slower OCed...?
Post superpi 1m screenies + cpuz's. Esp the memory tab, in case some wack divider got placed on there for you...

EDIT: The problem can't be spyware, defrag, virus - it's gotta be either some setting got downshifted or he's too unstable to run things properly (!)
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