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I would like to say that my rig is 4+ years old (excluding the PSU/GPU/1GB of RAM)

Okay when I play SC2, it takes a considerable amount of time to even boot up. I play SC2 in window mode because whenever I play it in full and I try to minimize it lags like all hell. I will literally lag out of the game because it takes so long for it to minimize.

I can also not watch 1080p videos without lag. Only certain ones I have been able to, but that leads me to believe that it wasn't truly 1080p? Most of the 1080p videos that I download cannot be watched smoothly on my computer. Whenever I try to stream movies to my PS3 through PS3mediaserver it will lag ridiculously bad. I know it is not due to internet either.

Is all of this lag coming from the lack of speed from my CPU or what? I have no idea. Help will be appreciated!

Edit: Currently saving money for SB so I do not want any major upgrades.
Edited by NguyenAdam - 1/12/11 at 3:24pm
    
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disk frag? scan viruses,
delete all your naughty videos
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No viruses whatsoever. I know that for a fact. I don't keep or download 1080p anymore due to the fact that it lags so bad. All of my videos go on externals. To answer your trollish comment... None of the videos are porn.
    
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When is the last time you reinstalled windows?
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I reinstalled windows a few months ago. If I had to guess it had to be around 6 months ago.
    
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Everything looks good to me. Some upgrades you should think about doing is getting Windows 7, and a faster CPU above 3.0. Then your system should be good to go.
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Can't I just OC my CPU to help with performance? I am not keen on upgrading to Windows 7 either. I love the simplicity of XP. :] I need a 64bit version though...
    
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Quote:
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Can't I just OC my CPU to help with performance? I am not keen on upgrading to Windows 7 either. I love the simplicity of XP. :] I need a 64bit version though...
win7 is alot more simpler than xp.
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Well considering Windows 7 is faster than XP I don't why you wouldn't switch. You can OC, or just max out your rig by buying a q9550 and OC past 3.0. After that your mobo is maxed in terms of CPU power.
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I've just been using XP for so long that I don't like all the new applications that 7 has. I don't like all the quick start icons on the bottom and stuff. I'm trying to see if I can enhance the performance without having to get rid of anything costly. Trying to keep it around $100? I need to start saving for a SB build.
    
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