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I've tried every PC forums site I have seen to this day to try and solve my problem, I'm hoping some genius here can help me.<br />
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So here's the deal, I'm semi-knowledgeable as far as PCs go... I'd say I'm about a 7/10 on the nerd scale. About 6-7 months ago I built myself (what I think) a kickass PC with parts ordered from NCIX. I assembled it myself and everything runs fine, except one problem.<br />
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Almost any games I play (other than starcraft) I recieve ridiculously low FPS for my system...<br />
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CPU<br />
2 processors running - Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz<br />
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CPU Speed<br />
3.00 GHz Performance Rated at 4.50 GHz<br />
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System RAM<br />
Corsair 1022.7 MB<br />
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Operating System<br />
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)<br />
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Video Card<br />
Radeon X1800 Series (Radeon X1800 Series (0x7109))<br />
Video RAM: 256.0 MB<br />
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Yes<br />
Video HW Transform & Lighting: Yes<br />
Vertex Shader Ver.: 3.0<br />
Pixel Shader Ver.: 3.0<br />
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If you need to know anything else about my PC or what I've done with it at all ask away, I'll do anything to fix this problem. Games like Guild Wars and even CounterStrike 1.6 give me low FPS, and I'm pulling my hair out to try and figure out why. I've reinstalled my graphics card and all of it's drivers from various sites several times. I've also updated my windows software/drivers multiple times. Also, although I don't have the best connection right now, I know that's not the problem because I tried my PC on a T1 connection with ALL the games and I still had the same problems.<br />
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Someone, anyone, please help me solve this problem... I deserve what I've payed for! icon_cry
 

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Which drivers are u using?
 

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The ones off of the official ATI site.
 

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Yes, sir. Drive Cleaner Pro.
 

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are u frames like spiking high and low or is it like constant throughout
 

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No need for the money bro, help is free here <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />.<br />
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What motherboard are you using? I think dual proc support might be your problem.
 

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Spiking High and Low.... in fact I'm not even %100 it's a graphic problem. I AM getting very low FPS, but can that also be a RAM or MoBo problem?
 

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but he said he uses driver cleaner already...hmmm nothing like virus scan scanning your games when you run them?
 

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By 2 processors do you mean the P4 has hyper-threading enabled? Have you correctly installed all the motherboard drivers such as chipset etc.? Try defragmenting your hard-drive and test your memory with memtest86. Also, give pcpitstop.com a try and see if they can detect anything wrong with your rig.<br />
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<a href="http://www.pcpitstop.com" target="_blank">www.pcpitstop.com</a><br />
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How low are we talking in FPS? 10-20? Have you checked the stabililty of your PSU as well?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">No need for the money bro, help is free here <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />.</div>

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</div>Thank you very much, the reason I offered a reward is because I tried before on forums for 2 weeks straight to fix this... and still no luck. I'm desparate. <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">What motherboard are you using? I think dual proc support might be your problem.</div>

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</div> This one: <a href="http://www.emaxasp.com/thinkcomputers/details.asp?item=IN04915GAVL-R" target="_blank">http://www.emaxasp.com/thinkcomputer...=IN04915GAVL-R</a>
 

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Have you gone through all your bios options concerning video?<br />
Thermal throttling?<br />
Are both cores enabled?<br />
Have you updated your motherboard bios?
 

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Are you sure its a dual core p4 and not a pentium D? i dont think there is a dual core P4, also what video card are you using?, anything in the background maybe hurting you? you may also try going into catalyst and setting 3D to Performance if your using Ati make sure options like Adaptive AA are Off.
 

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Wow, I'm feeling a bit overloaded right now... I'll try and answer these question one at a time but I'm sort of a noob at this kinda thing.<br />
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I have a Radeon x1800. My CPU is exactly what it says, I'm sure of it.
 

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</div>DDR has certain properties...read and write can kill you if the card and the RAM are tryin to send to the same source...at different speeds...<br />
I had a similar issue with the DDR2 and DDR RAM...<br />
Ram timings are set where you can see...GPU RAM timings aren't...gotta mod them all homie...it's true...<br />
Go into the BIOS and check your AGP/PCIe and modify it from 66-67/100-105MHZ if you have to...there will be reboots without correct volts applied.<br />
Get the XG 92.91 drivers and forget it...<img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
Necessary items for your coleection:<br />
1) NIBITOR<br />
2) Tweaksrus.com<br />
3) MvkTech.com
 

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your not plugged into the onboard graphics right...just making sure
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">This prolly isnt the problem, but it MAY be your PSU</div>

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</div>What's PSU? <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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I just did the driver scan and it said that these drivers are the ones out of date(but it wants me to sign up and pay to get the updated ones <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" /> ):<br />
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-Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F<br />
-Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651<br />
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-HID-compliant mouse<br />
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-Plug and Play Monitor<br />
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-Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C<br />
-Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B<br />
-Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A<br />
-Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659<br />
-Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
 

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Your rig profile doesn't supply ram type.<br />
How much and which type ram are you using?<br />
Investigate virtual memory percentage.<br />
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You can download a utility like <b>EVEREST</b> or <b>SISANDRA</b> or <b>PC WIZARD 2006</b> <br />
to help you gather info on your computer settings.<br />
They all have helpful tools and assorted tests, some for troubleshooting problems.<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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