Basically, any game that I try to play runs like garbage. It doesn't matter if its new or old. From Doom 1 to Doom 3, they all run like crap. By crap I mean they will freeze up or jerk around. It's especially evident in first person shoots when lots of stuff is happening at once, or in say an rpg if you click on a menu it will sit there for 10 seconds and the sound will skip repeatedly before it goes to the next menu, and it does this in more than one game as well.
Anyway, I just bought a new video card and upgrade my ram. I figured maybe because I was still using older and slower ram in a newer mobo it would be the problem. Nope, everything still runs like garbage. So I narrowed it down to the motherboard, thats the only thing left that hasn't been replaced. I need you guys to come up with any other advice. like, I'm gonna try a format and a reinstall of windows here and see if that helps.
Do you think it could be the onboard sound somehow interfering?
Also, do you think I should even bother filing my mobo under warranty if it turns out to be the culprit? Some people are telling me that its technically not defective, because the mobo works, it just won't run games. AAAAAAARGH.
If you guys can save me having to go buy a new mobo which I can't afford, I'd love to hear your ideas.