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Slow frame rates and background where forground should be

Abnormal vcore at 1.17v and abnormal 1.2v at 1.5v also cpu running at 88c underload

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Re: slow frame rates and background where forground...

More info on yor system would help but at 88c it sounds like your cpu is overheating and throttling back.

Try cleaning out any dust on hsf and renewing the thermal paste with good quality stuff.

Hope this helps?

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Eax300se problems with XP

First, open your Task manager and open the "performance tab". There are a lot of built in programs in XP that can peg the CPU to full and this will slow/crash your computer. If any program is eating 100% of your CPU power for a long time, use Google to see how to fix the problem.

Test your RAM: Open the Start Menu and type in mdsched.exe, then press enter. - Then follow the procedure you think is best for your machine.

If your machine is capable via the BIOS, check to see at what temperature the CPU is running. Some processors run hot all the time, but some processors can't take the heat and will crash.

Also, if your computer is not under warranty physically check to see that the CPU fan is moving freely... and the GPU fan as well if your computer has one. Clean any dust and what not off of the blades if it is dirty, or replace if necessary.

If none of that seems to be the issue, remember that XP is considered "End of Life" and a lot of programs will not run on XP any more. Also remember that while some programs might still work, they may still be buggy on XP.

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It sounds as if the software is 'dropping frames'

Video consists of 25 frames per second. When capturing video, the computer has to read and compress each frame in real time. If your processor is not fast enough, it cannot keep up and will drop frames.

The problem is it only drops the video frames, not the audio frames, so over time the picture and sound go out of sync.

Make sure your computer meets the minimum specs. for the software. Also close any other programs that are running as this will lighten the load on your processor. If you've got loads of icons in the lower right-hand corner of your screen (these are all progrmas running in the background) close as many of these as possible as well.

Hope this helps,


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I have Geforce Fx5200 128mb pixel shadder 2.0 and i cant run crysis, call of duty 4 is there any way to run these games ?

Yes with a better graphics card. You need Shader 4.0 at least on that graphics card. (Plus a lot more Stream Processors)

The GeForce FX 5200 is an AGP style of graphics card, and uses 8X speed. (0.8 Volts)
It is a Budget graphics card, and does not have the graphics 'power' needed for the games you stated.
(If memory serves it has 16 Stream Processors)

There is no 'miracle' program, or tweaking of settings, that will allow you to run the above stated games at a decent capability. Even at low settings for the games.

I would suggest an ATI HD Radeon 3850 at least.
HOWEVER, other things come into play.

You need a 400 Watt power supply that has 30 Amps on the 12 volt power rail. The power supply must have a 2x4 power cable. (Example: )
OR, enough 4-pin Molex power cables that are unused to put in a 2x4 power cable adapter.

Your processor has have the processing power needed also, or you will have a 'bottleneck' of graphics information.

A graphics card has it's own processor. (GPU. Graphics Processing Unit)
It also has it's own Ram Memory. (Graphics ram memory)
However if the processor is too slow, the graphics information cannot be processed from the processor to the game program, and vice-versa, in a speedily fashion.

Graphics information, (Data), hangs up. Frames freeze, and frame rate slows down.

Post the computer name , model name. and model number, and we'll see if a better graphics card will help.
(Example: HP Pavilion D5200t)

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Some applycation is very slow

Make sure you use proper ventilation and heat-sinking methods.
Normally, Graphic Cards get really hot while being used and they make the motherboard and the CPU heated too. This significantly reduces the performance of your computer.

you can check whether this is due to excessive heat inside your computer.

To solve this, you may add extra fans.

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mmm do you have an antivirus running in the background? that would explain a lot, when it starts scanning it slows down your computer, see if you can disable it before starting any game


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Nvidia 9500GT frame rates

try 2 matching pieces of ram (both speed and size)

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Hardware transformation and lighting

T&L stands for Transform and Lighting. In earlier days, T&L operations were done by the CPU, which limited the game's geometrical complexity quite a bit and limited developers' creativity while creating environments.

A T&L capable card is one that contains two separate engines for Transform and Lighting operations. So the CPU is not stressed with the task of doing T&L operations and developers can create better artificial intelligence and physics using the freed CPU power.

Transform performance determines how complex objects can be and how many can appear in a scene without sacrificing frame rate. Lighting techniques add to a scene's realism by changing the appearance of objects based on light sources.

It's built into the card or not there's no way to upgrade to T&L plus certain games require T&L version like v1.0, v2.0 graphics cards. Best bet is if you can't play a game that supports T&L is to buy a newer card that supports it.

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Games resolution

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Game freezes

Could be settings - have you got them maxxed out ? Can your rig handle the game, Doom 3 will run on a slow machine, but only gives about 1 frame a minute, instead of 60 frames per second. It could also be your PC is unable to cope with the power requirements of the new card or it is getting too hot as their is insufficient airflow in your case.

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Rpm's and graphics

Hi Naida, A while back I had a computer that was having all kinds of video issues after it had been on for a little bit. I pulled the video card out and like you was able to free spin the fan and didn?t see any dust worth mentioning. Also like you I ran the computer with the case open to verify the fan was actually spinning but noticed there really wasn?t much air being moved. I removed the fan from the card and to my surprise found that the cards heatsink directly underneath the center of the fan was blocked with a solid ball of dust I couldn't see before. Cleaned that out, reassembled and I was good to go. If that doesn?t do it you might consider replacing the card fan. They?re small, cheap and run full board on gaming machines. Since you?ve gotten some messages indicting your software detects 0 rpm it would be a logical and cheap thing to try. Let us know if this works and please don?t forget to rate this post.

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