View Full Version : What da!?

08-20-03, 07:54 AM
A buddy o f mine has run into some odd performance issue of late, almost all of his games run at a crawl - BF 1942, AvP2

Out of curisoity I ran 3dMark01 and he scored about 5k

As far as I know he's got..

1.8ghz P4
eVGA Geforce FX 5200 Ultra
1gb ram, not sure what kind
XP home

Now, far as I could tell he's performance has nearly dropped in half since the last time I used his computer. Any ideas?

Haven't done driver updates, or anything like that in the last week either.

TW200 (http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Yamaha_TW200)

08-20-03, 08:18 AM
Thats extreamly slow i would surgest reinstalling the drivers, better yet with newer ones. There may very well be something in the background consuming resorces, also do a reduersy scan for spyware http://www.webattack.com/get/adaware.shtml

The Baron
08-20-03, 09:02 AM
spyware? corrupted driver install? those are the two that spring to my mind immediately. of course, it could be a stick of RAM dying, but that seems unlikely (and before you say 512 megs wouldn't cause that kind of a performance drop, yes, if the stick is dying, it would kill performance).