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i got WinXP pro
all i really play is
Dark Age of Camelot : Darkness Rising
GUild Wars
And HAlflife1/2

any tips and tricks to get WINXP pro to work better?

Athlon 3200 barton
Msi K7N2 Delta 2
1 gig (2x512) 2.5,3,3,5
100gb sata maxtor
9800 pro 128 mb

some OC'ing would be helpfull too
but im nto smart enough to know what to oc my Vid card to what numbers and such
as is i run Vid Card strictly Performance only =(
not very good looking
 

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If you fill out the system specs in User CP it'll show up at the bottom of all of your posts like mine... What video card are you using?
 

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ATI 9800 pro 128 MB card
got it day it was released

just trying to squeeze a little gameing performance till i build new machine
 

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Originally Posted by StormX2

i got WinXP pro
all i really play is
Dark Age of Camelot : Darkness Rising
GUild Wars
And HAlflife1/2

any tips and tricks to get WINXP pro to work better?

Athlon 3200 barton
Msi K7N2 Delta 2
1 gig (2x512) 2.5,3,3,5
100gb sata maxtor
9800 pro 128 mb

some OC'ing would be helpfull too
but im nto smart enough to know what to oc my Vid card to what numbers and such
as is i run Vid Card strictly Performance only =(
not very good looking

Well i have made a whole FAQ on making Windows Home and PRO run better so check it out ..the guides are in my Signature at the bottom of this post.
 

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Something that works really well (I swear, it really does... my 3DMark03 performance got boosted by 700 when I did it) is.... formatting!
 

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Originally Posted by Pooky

Something that works really well (I swear, it really does... my 3DMark03 performance got boosted by 700 when I did it) is.... formatting!

Well yeh that can help..but sometimes abit drastic..i hate backing all my stuff up lol.
 

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HL2 is a very cpu hungry game. I noticed a big increase in FPS when I installed a PCI sound card in my rig and stopped using motherboard integrated audio. It let a lot of cpu power free for games (however this happenned in a P4 system).

If you are not an audiophile, consider getting some budget PCI sound card. All cpu dependent games will run better.

Just my 2cents.
 

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Originally Posted by eiger

HL2 is a very cpu hungry game. I noticed a big increase in FPS when I installed a PCI sound card in my rig and stopped using motherboard integrated audio. It let a lot of cpu power free for games (however this happenned in a P4 system).

If you are not an audiophile, consider getting some budget PCI sound card. All cpu dependent games will run better.

Just my 2cents.

Yes this is very true...If you have the Money i would reccomend the Audigy 2..there not too much money these days and are great cards.
 

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For overclocking, it's not that hard, especially video card. Just dl ATi Tool or whatever and increase first the core clock, then the video clock, by about 5 mhz at a time. after each oc, check (in a game) for artifacts. That'll squeeze a little more performance, but mainly for drastic gains, a new video card and a sound card.
 

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Make sure you have all the latest drivers for all the hardware on your rig. Defrag the HDD once a month or so and run virus/spyware scan every few weeks.
 
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