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overclock the cpu that should help
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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.
You should probably say you want to save for a SB rig in your first post before we start recommending parts. You complain about your rig being slow, yet you don't want things that will improve it. Your CPU and OS are weak. Start saving up for SB, OC your CPU, and get Windows 7 for your SB rig. That's a good plan.
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delete all your naughty videos
Well hold now, lets not overreact.
    
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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.
Why a SB build when Ivy bridge and Bulldozer are right around the corner?
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Why a SB build when Ivy bridge and Bulldozer are right around the corner?
Why a Bulldozer/Ivy Bridge build when there will be something better released after them?
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Seems to me you're just not getting hardware acceleration. Your GPU should have no problem handling 1080p. What player are you using? Try playing your videos with MPC HomeCinema (make sure you're using the DXVA H.264 & VC-1 internal filters).
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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.
Overclocking your CPU even modestly would surely help you out in SC2. Look into getting an aftermarket heatsink. If you ever want to get a 64-bit OS, 7 really is your only viable option. Not to mention DX10 and 11.
    
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Why a SB build when Ivy bridge and Bulldozer are right around the corner?
There is a thing between want and need. I know I want it, but then again I know I don't need all that performance. I'm a college student that is a casual gamer. I am not into hardcore gaming, benchmarking, and such. I want to run my games smoothly and I know that SB is capable of doing it and more.

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Seems to me you're just not getting hardware acceleration. Your GPU should have no problem handling 1080p. What player are you using? Try playing your videos with MPC HomeCinema (make sure you're using the DXVA H.264 & VC-1 internal filters).
I use CCCP. What are DXVA and VC-1?

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Overclocking your CPU even modestly would surely help you out in SC2. Look into getting an aftermarket heatsink. If you ever want to get a 64-bit OS, 7 really is your only viable option. Not to mention DX10 and 11.
I was going to learn how to OC during the Christmas holidays, but I got so caught up in other things that I never got a chance. I might plan on just getting a hyper 212+ or something.

As for the OS... Why can't I just get a x64 version of windows?
    
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A Hyper 212 would work well enough. It's certainly within your budget.

XP Pro x64 wasn't well supported driver-wise. Most people generally avoid it.
    
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I use CCCP. What are DXVA and VC-1?
DXVA = DirectX Video Acceleration
VC-1 = one of the Blu-ray codecs

Again, just try MPC HomeCinema with internal filters. That should transfer most of the load from CPU to GPU.
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