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unckfbs04

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I have recently begun to experience unusually poor game performance (no on-line play, just single user) related to any game (even my children's simple games)that I have tried - all of which are well within the capabilities of my equipment. I am hoping you can assist me with how to diagnose/correct this problem. What occurs is choppy sound and graphics - not sure the root cause. I have updated drivers, directx, ran all dxdiagostics, reinstalled games all to no avail. I have also tried turning off antivirus and other programs running in the background, which has also not helped. I am at the end of my meager capabilities to diagnose and fix. Below is my PC config:

P4 1.8
512 MB PC2100 DDR
sound card - creatice SB Audigy LS
video - NVidia GeForce FX 5200, 128MB
16X DVD Drive
directX 9.0c

Thanks for any/all help.
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how long have you had your geforce fx5200 for? and could you do this for me

START , MY COMPUTER , SYSTEM , HARDWARE , DEVICE MANAGER then look for any EXCLAMATION MARKS OR QUESTION MARKS then get back to me ok :tazz:
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I havee had the GeForce for a while, maybe 2 years, not 100% sure. There are no question marks or exclamation points in the device manager.
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you might need to disable your onboard video....and check to see if there is a process hogging your CPU usage, ctrl alt delete, and look under performance, see if its spiking....and try dumbing down your video settings in the game.

if you didnt have problems with it before, try rolling back your drivers
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I don't have CPU spikes according to the task manager - between 1-4% usage w/ 42 processes running. This problem occurred prior to the new drivers as well.

I have dumbed down the video in the games and as I said, even in the simplest of games this problem occurs. I have also tried turning down/off the sound acceleration, but to no avail.

How would I disable the onboard video?
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well, if it was working before that probably isnt it....but go into your bios when you boot, usually delete or something gets you there....
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the only display adapter that shows up in device manager is the GeForce, so I don't know that the on-board video is an issue. Other thoughts as to why this type of problem would occur?
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Maybe u need to uninstall your old DRIVERS ok
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