My pc's processor

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  1. patio87

    patio87 New Member

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    So my computer is a total piece of shit with an old P4 1.4 GHZ cpu. Recently I got a 2.6HT P4 from my buddy and threw that thing in. The only problem is it seems like it's only giving me a tiny bit of performace increase, not only in windows but in games as well. I used to play Rome total war on my p4 1.4 and it would run like a slide show on the really big battles, but even with my new cpu it runs pretty much the same way. Is there something limiting my cpu, is my MOBO restricting it or something because the mobo is old and shitty stock mobo? Do I need a driver, what's the deal here?
     
  2. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    You need a better video card.
     
  3. patio87

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    its a 9200, with the graphics set low it still shouldn't run like a slideshow.
     
  4. PC Principle

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    Well it is so you are obviously wrong. I am assuming you have an AGP socket so pick up one of these for a big improvement....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143046

    Also how much ram are you using?
     
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    You're probably also limited by RAM bottleneck. I bet the system uses 266MHz DDR
     

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