I have an ATI Radeon 7500 that I got today. I uninstalled the drivers on my old card and replaced the cards. Then I downloaded ATI's Catalyst program to update the drivers and what not. It updated to version 8.xx which was an update from the default 6.xx. I rebooted my computer and everything was running extremely slow and sluggish. So I uninstalled the drivers and uninstalled Catalyst and rebooted, but everything is still slow. I have 384MB of RAM and when I first boot up and no programs are running, I usually have about 270k of RAM available. Now when I boot up with not run anything I have as low as 70k of RAM available. But I go into my Task Manager and there's nothing out of the ordinary and no programs hogging RAM. It's as if something is using memory but it's not even on the Task Manager. When I leave the computer alone and not run any programs the CPU usage % randomly goes up and down from as low as 5% all the way up to 100%. Dragging folders and closing windows is very laggy and choppy.
I did a System Restore to a day before I even got this card but everything is still slow. Can anybody help me?
Wait, I seem to have fixed the sluggish video problems in terms of dragging/closing windows and what not. I increased the refresh rate. However, the problem with all my RAM going missing is still present.
Edited by Richiiee, 24 December 2008 - 05:05 PM.