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Well as I said try disabling some visual effects and Windows Aero. Aero usually makes games run slower for me but only a little so I just leave it as if it plays I don't particularly care how many frames per second it goes at as long as it's not like play stutter, play stutter, play pause, etc. But every little bit helps. I'd also figure out what driver you're using in XP and try it out on 7 to see if that helps.

Have you tried a different gaming mode app?

Another thing to check would be how fragmented your drives/OS's are as well as how much space is on each. More space + less fragmentation can make huge differences in performance. Unless you're using a SSD then never mind.

Interesting I didn't know Crysis ran slower on 64-Bit. +1

Also put it in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 2. You could also try to see if using a flashdrive fast enough for ReadyBoost helps any if it's a Ram issue (amount or other-weirdness)

This may be an obvious question but... you do have EVERYTHING else closed right? By that I mean things in the taskbar, programs even your web browser.
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Yeah, I'm a lil surprised. Must be like the Win2000 days when 2K used to have lower framerates than 98SE. After a few driver cycles as well as MS tweaking things gaming performance began to equalize.
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Read my above post too but...
I'd also like to ask what are your Harddrive RPM and transfer rate?. And you didn't happen to do an "Upgrade" from XP to Windows 7 keeping your old programs did you?
And have you tried another game like someone else mentioned earlier?

I'd also temps to make sure it's not a hardware issue and that your temps aren't throttling your cpu for whatever reason I don't know why it would and I assume it hasn't overheated but you never know your cooler or something could be on it's way out and just barely functioning enough to keep the system from failing. It's not likely but it happens occasionally.
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Well as I said try disabling some visual effects and Windows Aero. Aero usually makes games run slower for me but only a little so I just leave it as if it plays I don't particularly care how many frames per second it goes at as long as it's not like play stutter, play stutter, play pause, etc. But every little bit helps. I'd also figure out what driver you're using in XP and try it out on 7 to see if that helps.

Have you tried a different gaming mode app?

Another thing to check would be how fragmented your drives/OS's are as well as how much space is on each. More space + less fragmentation can make huge differences in performance. Unless you're using a SSD then never mind.

Interesting I didn't know Crysis ran slower on 64-Bit. +1

Also put it in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 2. You could also try to see if using a flashdrive fast enough for ReadyBoost helps any if it's a Ram issue (amount or other-weirdness)

This may be an obvious question but... you do have EVERYTHING else closed right? By that I mean things in the taskbar, programs even your web browser.
hmm.... fragmenting my hard drive right now. Its a very slow one (only 18mb/s while copying). And yes, EVERYTHING is closed when I do this.


Just tried compatibility mode. not much of a difference.
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If you have the money, maybe you should invest in a 7200 RPM 1 TB Caviar Black or the like. If you clean-install Win7 on that I think you'll find an improvement, especially now that Service Pack 1 is out.

EDIT: Your motherboard is an OEM knockoff made by Acer and isn't well-supported. When you get the chance you might wanna think about swapping out your old mobo for a good new AM2+ board that can take DDR2.

EDIT 2: Geez, there's pretty dang thin support on the ground for your computer.

EDIT 3: This Foxconn link might help.
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Personally if you upgraded (And didn't switch to a new chipset/motherboard type) I'd get an XFX 750a or 750i if you didn't have to have top of the line they are fairly inexpensive and are pretty decent (The heatsink pipe has alot to be desired though it gets HOT) but it's what I use in my AMD rig.
Also you can get a GTS 450 SC like mine for about 100 bucks at compusa if you needed/wanted a new graphics card.

But if you wanna stay with same hardware no pressure at all. Just let us know if you're still having problems and we'll try to help.
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If you have the money, maybe you should invest in a 7200 RPM 1 TB Caviar Black or the like. If you clean-install Win7 on that I think you'll find an improvement, especially now that Service Pack 1 is out.

EDIT: Your motherboard is an OEM knockoff made by Acer and isn't well-supported. When you get the chance you might wanna think about swapping out your old mobo for a good new AM2+ board that can take DDR2.

EDIT 2: Geez, there's pretty dang thin support on the ground for your computer.

EDIT 3: This Foxconn link might help.
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Personally if you upgraded (And didn't switch to a new chipset/motherboard type) I'd get an XFX 750a or 750i if you didn't have to have top of the line they are fairly inexpensive and are pretty decent (The heatsink pipe has alot to be desired though it gets HOT) but it's what I use in my AMD rig. Alternatively you can get a GTS 450 SC like mine for about 100 bucks at compusa.

But if you wanna stay with same hardware no pressure at all. Just let us know if you're still having problems and we'll try to help.
Alright thanks guys, you're like OCN customer support
    
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Did you get it fixed?
     
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Did you get it fixed?
still not yet.... even disabled things like explorer.exe and still the same frames.
    
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