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<div style="font-style:italic">your not plugged into the onboard graphics right...just making sure</div>

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</div>No I'm not. I did a 3 hour long walkthrough to make sure I wasn't. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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u might need a driver for your monitor.<br />
My monitor needed a driver to work or else it would be really really slow and laggy in games
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">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I just did the driver scan and it said that these drivers are the ones out of date(but it wants me to sign up and pay to get the updated ones 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</div>

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</div>PSU is your Power Supply Unit.<br />
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Is this a random change? or does a game start nicely and slow down over time?<br />
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You said you're not connected to onboard graphics, but could it be that there still is a driver installed for it that interferes with your current video perormance? Check your divice manager if the onboard graphics is still showing up there. If so, disable it
 

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Another area to look could be your display monitor and settings.<br />
Refresh rate may be set too low.<br />
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BTW: PSU (power supply unit)
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">Another area to look could be your display monitor and settings.<br />
Refresh rate may be set too low.<br />
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BTW: PSU (power supply unit)</div>

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</div>TRUE...true<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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turn off your onboard sound as well.. goto <a href="http://www.iobit.com" target="_blank">www.iobit.com</a> and run the advanced windows care beta.. optimize for game play.. i would also suspect your your psu being that its only a 450 doesnt sound like it would be enough for a card like an x1800 along with the other stuff ya have running.. no one has said it yet.. but also check your temps on your cpu and gpu.. for some reason you might be overheating cuasing problems with your performance.. and the 630 is hyperthreading its not a dual core.. it just shows up that way.. have you overclocked the board at all.. if so i would undo ALL overclocking and run the system at default specs..
 

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I dunno about the refresh rate he did say starcraft works fine i think it sounds more like he has a messed up option in catalyst that he missed like adaptive AA my friend had a similar problem, even though we have identical systems he got low fps in areas i didnt see a hit, long story short he had Adaptive AA on, also starcraft is a 2d game right?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">PSU is your Power Supply Unit.<br />
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Is this a random change? or does a game start nicely and slow down over time?<br />
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You said you're not connected to onboard graphics, but could it be that there still is a driver installed for it that interferes with your current video perormance? Check your divice manager if the onboard graphics is still showing up there. If so, disable it</div>

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</div>The game really doesn't start all that nicely, no. But there are random spikes.<br />
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Which device manager would I check to see if onboard graphics is disabled? How do I do this?
 

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DXdiag
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The game really doesn't start all that nicely, no. But there are random spikes.<br />
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Which device manager would I check to see if onboard graphics is disabled? How do I do this?</div>

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</div>Reboot your rig and go into bios.<br />
Look at the video options. Onboard graphics should be disabled. Save changed settings. Check PCI lock, ratios, etc..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The game really doesn't start all that nicely, no. But there are random spikes.<br />
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Which device manager would I check to see if onboard graphics is disabled? How do I do this?</div>

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</div>Go to:<br />
Control Panel<br />
System<br />
Hardware Tab<br />
Device Manager button<br />
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Check what's under display managers. Also, check out if there is anything with a yellow questionmark or so.<br />
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Then, there is all the other issues that have been addressed, but personally I lean toward driver issues, either for your video card (or conflicting ones) or the monitor.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Go to:<br />
Control Panel<br />
System<br />
Hardware Tab<br />
Device Manager button<br />
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You'll see a window like this one:<br />
<a href="https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/rvandev2/shared/untitled.JPG?uniq=sonrps" target="_blank">https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/rvandev2/s...PG?uniq=sonrps</a><br />
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Check what's under display managers. Also, check out if there is anything with a yellow questionmark or so.<br />
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Then, there is all the other issues that have been addressed, but personally I lean toward driver issues, either for your video card (or conflicting ones) or the monitor.</div>

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</div>I'd agree that its prolly a driver issue. Download the newest driver to desktop, <br />
uninstall the existing in the device manager and then download updated driver<br />
and see what happens.<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Under my Display Adapters Tab it lists 2 things:<br />
-Radeon X1800 Series<br />
-Radeon X1800 Series Secondary<br />
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In dxdiag it lists this under Main Driver: ati2dvag.dll<br />
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I'm going to try and update my monitor's driver right now.
 

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Ok, those drivers and the dxdiag thing look good.<br />
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If all solutions we've given you don't work, can you open the case and look at the PSU. It's at the top/back of your case. There should be a label with a whole lot of number. Check if you see something like 12V1 and 12V2 (or just 12V). I want to know the number underneath it (should be something like, say, 18A or so). That's the max current on the 12V rails. That way we might be able to determine whether this PSU is powerful enough.
 

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The default Windows "Plug and play monitor" will cause problems...<br />
Hard task to tackle...<br />
When Windows doesn't recognize your monitor but your vidcard driver does...there's problems<br />
You have to make sure that you save the configuration correctly.<br />
Once you do system restore and delete the rest...that way the next system point will only remember the one you want...<br />
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PROBN
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The default Windows "Plug and play monitor" will cause problems...<br />
Hard task to tackle...<br />
When Windows doesn't recognize your monitor but your vidcard driver does...there's problems<br />
You have to make sure that you save the configuration correctly.<br />
Once you do system restore and delete the rest...that way the next system point will only remember the one you want...<br />
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PROBN</div>

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</div>My head is overloading and I can't really understand this... but it does say Plug and Play Monitor...
 

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Did your Samsung monitor come with a floppy disk with drivers?<br />
Otherwise, go here, and download the driver for your monitor.<br />
<a href="http://www.samsung.com/support/productsupport/download/index.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.samsung.com/support/produ...oad/index.aspx</a><br />
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After you get the driver, you need to install it. Where it says 'plug and play monitor' there should be a 'properties' button. Click it. Then click on the 'driver tab', and select 'update driver'. You'll get a window asking if "Windows can connect.... "; click on the radio button next to 'No, not this time' and click 'next'. On the next window, select 'Install from a list or specific location'. Then, on next window, 'Don't search....' , and finally, on the next window you can click on 'Have disk'. Select the disk or the location where you downloaded the driver from, and the driver should be updated
 

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This is a very wild guess but if your cpu is not cooled properly ( might be bad heatsink seating) and gets very hot, it automaticly goes to very low speeds so it dosnt burn it selfout, try to check you cpu temps during games <br />
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also you might have a deffective cpu
 

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Ok on my first build (like 10 years ago..) I didnt put any thermal paste on my heatsink and my CPU was fine for awhile but really slow... <br />
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You put thermal paste inbetween the heatsink and processor right? (Usually stock comes with thermal tape already attached)<br />
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If everything is setup right, it might be a defective hardware problem or most likely something overheating.<br />
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if possible some pictures would be good..<br />
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download speedfan to see your temps.
 

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If it is a dual core system you may need to apply the dual core patch for service pack 2. There is a bug with low power states that causes 1 of the cpus to go into sleep mode continously causing stuttering and cpu spikes. Apparently I've read this also affects hyperthreading cpus but I haven't had any problems on my hyperthreading rig with SP2.
 
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