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fps lag after fresh windows xp install


FPCH New Member
Jul 21, 2007
Ok, my situation is that my computer lags in most games I play, I bought a 8600 gt 256mb and tossed out the nvidia 7200le because of this problem, ((((worked great)))) until I decided to reformat my PC and install vista.. but vista ran horriable so I reinstalled xp once again after reformating the computer and then I installed the latest drivers for

1. The monitor
2. The graphic card
3. The sound card
4. the chipset
5. direct x 9.0c

but I still have framerate issues..

I have my monitor which is a vpr matrix

set at 120hz on 800x600

I also tried to override the settings using dxdiag at 120hz

but I still have issues, I posted below the specs.. but note
I removed the geforce 7200le and replaced it with the card above.

I was wondering if it might have something to do with my 350w power supply..

plz help me.. thanks.

Platform technology Intel VIIV Technology
Type Media center
Windows Vista certification Windows Vista Capable
Product Form Factor Tower
Built-in devices LED panel
Width 7.6 in
Depth 16.5 in
Height 15.2 in
Weight 26.9 lbs
Localization English / United States
Type Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / 2.13 GHz
Installed Qty 1
Max processors supported 1
Processor main features Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology
Cache Memory
Type L2 cache
Installed Size 2 MB
Cache Per Processor 2 MB ( 2 x 1 MB)
Chipset type Intel P965 Express
Data bus speed 1066 MHz
Installed Size 2 GB / 8 GB(max)
Technology DDR II SDRAM
Memory speed 533 MHz
Memory specification compliance PC2-4200
RAM form factor DIMM 240-pin
RAM configuration features 2 x 1 GB
Upgrade rule (RAM) Max 2 x 2 GB module
Storage Controller
Type 1 x Serial ATA - Integrated
Controller interface type Serial ATA-300
Storage controller interface channel qty 4
Storage Controller (2nd)
Type 1 x IDE - Integrated
:Controller Interface Type:Channel Qty 1
Hard Drive 2 x250 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm
Hard Drive (2nd) 250 GB - None
Windows Vista logo Windows Vista Capable logo identifies hardware that delivers the Windows Vista experience at a minimum.
Optical Storage
Type DVD±RW (+R DL)
CD / DVD read speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Disc Labeling Technology LightScribe Technology
Optical Storage (2nd)
2nd optical storage read speed 16x
Storage Removable
Type None
Monitor Type None.
Graphics Controller
Type PCI Express x16 - Plug-in card
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE TurboCache supporting 256MB
Installed Size 256 MB(max)
Max allocated RAM size 256 MB
Multimedia Functionality
TV tuner type Analog TV
Analog TV system NTSC
Radio tuner type FM radio
Audio Output
Type Sound card - Integrated
Sound output mode 7.1 channel surround
Audio output compliant standards High Definition Audio
Speaker(s) None
Input Device
Type Mouse, Keyboard
Keyboard connectivity Wireless
Mouse connectivity Wireless
Mouse technology Optical
Audio Input
Type FM tuner
Modem Fax / modem
Max transfer rate 56 Kbps
Networking Network adapter - Integrated
Networking / Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Data link protocol Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Fast Ethernet
Networking standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays Total (Free) 2 ( 0 ) x Front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H, 1 ( 0 ) x Front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H, 1 ) x Personal Media Drive bay
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 4 ( 2 ) x Memory - DIMM 240-pin, 1 ( 0 ) x Processor, 3 ( 0 ) x PCI, 1 ( 0 ) x PCI Express x16
Interfaces 6 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ( 2 in front), 2 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ( 1 in front), 1 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)), 1 x Mouse - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)), 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)), 1 x Network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45), 1 x Audio - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm), 1 x Audio - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm), 1 x Audio - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm), 1 x Audio - Line-in - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm), 1 x Audio - Line-out/headphones - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm), 1 x Headphones - Output - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ( 1 in front), 2 x Microphone - Input - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ( 1 in front), 1 x Parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25)), 1 x Audio - RCA), 1 x Audio - RCA), 1 x Audio - Line-in ( 1 in front), 1 x Display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital), 1 x Display / video ( 1 in front), 1 x Display / video)
Miscellaneous / Included Accessories (AA) Remote control
Features Wireless LAN, TV Tuner, FM tuner, Remote control
Power device type Power supply
Operating System / Software
OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Software type Drivers & Utilities, HP Photosmart Premier, Sonic DigitalMedia Plus, muvee autoProducer, DVD Play, Sonic MyDVD Plus, Realplayer, Intuit Quicken New User Edition 2006, Microsoft Works 8, Microsoft Money 2006, Norton Internet Security 2006, Microsoft Office Student And Teacher Edition 2003, MSN Encarta Standard Online
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & support type 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year
Card Reader
Card reader 9 in 1 card reader


FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
PC Experience
Operating System
what is the graphics card you are using,,,noticed you mantioning about you may have changed it....
does the card need a sepaerate power source.....have the drivers been updated for this....
your pc definatly meets the spec for it
Minimum Recommended
CPU Pentium 3, 800 Mhz Pentium 4, 2.0 Ghz
RAM 512 MB or better 512 MB or better
Graphics Radeon 8500LE, Geforce MX400 or better FX5700 / ATI 9200
OS Windows ME / 2000 / XP Windows 2000 / XP
ISP DSL Cable / T1
Network Card 10 Mbps 100 Mbps / 1000 Mbps
Hard Drive 900 MB 900 MB

have you been on there web site to see if there is any uodate patches

kind regards