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stupidhomer

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I have here a custom built computer with:

Pentium 4 Northwood 2.0ghz (Max 3.3ghz)
PowerVR Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT Kyro (64mb PCI)
768 MB of ram
40 gb harddrive
Windows XP Pro

but even moving a windows lags really bad for some reason, the graphics card is OK, but I can't find any good drivers that don't mess up the screen and force me to reconfigure my CRT... The ones from imgtec.com break my screen and last time ended up rendering windows unusable so I had to uninstall them

I've disabled acceleration and that speeded stuff up A LOT, but not completely, I don't get why it lags so bad, a lot of computers have similar specs but are a lot faster for some reason

How can I make graphics performance better and/or find drivers for my Graphics Card?

Edited by stupidhomer, 05 November 2009 - 04:37 PM.

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Is this the same system that you have another topic opened for HERE?
If system is shutting down as you say there then the issue needs to be addressed and then work on the video problem.
Please let us know so we can resolve one issue before starting another.
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Did you not see at the bottom of the other issue I had resolved it for now? It's fine now it fixed itself, but cn you atleast help me with this issue?
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I'm sorry about the confusion and let's move along witht he next step to figure out the problem.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.




Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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Ok, I've attached them
--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

	Version										   EVEREST v2.20.405
	Homepage										  http://www.lavalys.com/
	Report Type									   Quick Report
	Computer										  22NDSTRE-58FF09
	Generator										 Owner
	Operating System								  Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
	Date											  2009-11-06
	Time											  18:47


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

	Computer:
	  Operating System								  Microsoft Windows XP Professional
	  OS Service Pack								   Service Pack 2
	  DirectX										   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
	  Computer Name									 22NDSTRE-58FF09
	  User Name										 Owner

	Motherboard:
	  CPU Type										  Intel Pentium 4, 2000 MHz (20 x 100)
	  Motherboard Name								  Asus P4S533-E  (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM)
	  Motherboard Chipset							   SiS 645DX
	  System Memory									 768 MB  (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
	  BIOS Type										 Award Modular (08/12/02)
	  Communication Port								Communications Port (COM1)
	  Communication Port								Communications Port (COM2)
	  Communication Port								ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

	Display:
	  Video Adapter									 ST PowerVR Kyro (Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT)
	  3D Accelerator									ST PowerVR Kyro

	Multimedia:
	  Audio Adapter									 C-Media CMI8738 Audio Chip
	  Audio Adapter									 Creative SB Live! Sound Card

	Storage:
	  IDE Controller									SiS PCI IDE Controller
	  Floppy Drive									  Floppy disk drive
	  Disk Drive										WDC WD400LB-07DNA2  (37 GB, IDE)
	  Disk Drive										USB Device  (7 GB, USB)
	  Optical Drive									 HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B  (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
	  Optical Drive									 HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B  (DVD:16x, CD:32x/10x/40x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
	  SMART Hard Disks Status						   OK

	Partitions:
	  C: (NTFS)										 4345 MB (353 MB free)

	Input:
	  Keyboard										  Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
	  Mouse											 HID-compliant mouse

	Network:
	  Network Adapter								   802.11g USB 2.0 adapter  (192.168.1.48)

	Peripherals:
	  USB1 Controller								   NEC uPD720101 USB OpenHCI Controller
	  USB1 Controller								   NEC uPD720101 USB OpenHCI Controller
	  USB1 Controller								   SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
	  USB1 Controller								   SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
	  USB1 Controller								   SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
	  USB2 Controller								   NEC uPD720101 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller (v1.0)
	  USB2 Controller								   SiS 7002 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
	  USB Device										802.11g USB 2.0 adapter
	  USB Device										USB Human Interface Device
	  USB Device										USB Mass Storage Device

	Problems & Suggestions:
	  Problem										   Disk free space is only 8% on drive C:.

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Edited by stupidhomer, 06 November 2009 - 12:45 PM.

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This isn't right

: (NTFS) 4345 MB (353 MB free)

According to this your hd is only a 4 gig drive and you only have 33negs free.
Please go to Start then My Computer
Right click on the C drive and then click on Properties
Take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply.
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Can you tell me where the graphics are slowing down?
Is it during internet, game playing or normal OS windows?
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It lags pretty bad when scrolling or moving windows, just moving a window will get my CPU USAGE to 100%, oh and I used to have linux on this comp so I only had 4gb to give XP so that IS right, it isn't much of a problem

ALSO, second image will explain the 4gb free from my linux partitions

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Edited by stupidhomer, 06 November 2009 - 01:49 PM.

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So this partition that only has 302 megs free is where XP is residing?
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Yeah, pretty much, I couldn't find any good util for my linux to backup all my partitions to the same drive so I could safely delete them to make room for XP
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OK this may be a problem then as Xp needs 15% of the drive free to run correctly.
You have less then 10%.
I also see you use torrent sites and this could possibly open you up to a infection which could also have the results you are having.
I'm not sure with the space allocated to XP if there would be any way to speed things up.
Try this to see what it says.

Go to Start then to Control Panel
Click on System then click on Advanced tab.
In the Performance Field click on Settings
Now on the Advanced Tab click on Change
Now take a screenshot and include it in your next reply.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Ok, screenshot attached, and yes I do use torrents but I am pretty smart about viruses and infections so I'm safe

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Not sure if this is going to help but try setting the Initial and Max settings to both at 1536.
Click OK and then reboot.
Does it help at all?
The ending result is that you really need to increase the size of partition or purchase a new hd for XP to run on. I'm afraid with the existing setup and space we are not going to be able to help much.
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Not sure if this is going to help but try setting the Initial and Max settings to both at 1536.
Click OK and then reboot.
Does it help at all?
The ending result is that you really need to increase the size of partition or purchase a new hd for XP to run on. I'm afraid with the existing setup and space we are not going to be able to help much.
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It didn't help, so I rebooted into my gparted CD and resized my partition by 1.7gb, now its even SLOWER than normal, what happened!?
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