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Extremely low FPS in games with new hardware

by zealed / February 6, 2010 2:47 AM PST

I just finished installing a new motherboard, CPU and graphics card, but instead of enhancing my machine's ability to run games it seems to have taken a flying leap backwards. Even on relatively old software like Neverwinter Nights 2 my FPS is in the single digits, much worse that it was on my three year old hardware, and I have no idea what's wrong at this point.

My hardware is as follows:
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
Motherboard - ASRock K10N78 with a GeForce 8200 chipset
2 gigs of RAM

My drivers are up to date, my hardware's installed correctly. It seems like everything should be working better than ever, but it's actually worse with the new gear. And I have no idea why.

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which O/S ?
by Brechan / February 6, 2010 2:59 AM PST

can you tell us which O/S you are using, this will enable us to research your problem more in depth.

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XP Media Center
by zealed / February 6, 2010 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: which O/S ?

Windows XP Media Center. I have not reinstalled the OS since putting in the new hardware.

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. I have not reinstalled the OS since putting in the new har
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 3:14 AM PST
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". I have not reinstalled the OS since putting in the new hardware. "

Windows barely tolerates that sort of change. Time to make plans.
Bob

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Yeah
by zealed / February 6, 2010 11:36 AM PST

I figured as much. Guess I'll be upgrading from XP earlier than I planned.

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actually worse with the new gear...
by Brechan / February 6, 2010 4:54 AM PST

I hate to sound nitpicky...but did you uninstall all the old drivers from your previous mobo, vid card, etc.
Windows is quite possibly getting confused with all the new software.

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