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1700-2400+ No performance increase???

By vilex
Dec 12, 2003
  1. I get no noticable performance increase from a 1700+ to 2400+ Shouldn't it be at least noticable? I have the settings in my BIOS set to 133/133 and it reads as a 2400+ 2.01 Ghz in windows...arg!

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    -K7S5A motherboard
    -512 DDR2100 RAM
    -Windows XP Professional
    -ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
    -Audigy 2
     
  2. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Err...what do you mean by no noticeable performance? What programs made you feel so?
     
  3. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Any program I use. Games, ACID, Reason... I installed the 2400+ today and expected a huge gain in performance but nothing is running faster.
     
  4. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Problem solved! I flashed the BIOS and all is well. :grinthumb
     
  5. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 830   +54

    thats the upgrade im thinking of if i dont go for a new motherboard and cpu/ram solution - whats the performance increase like now you have it running?
     
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    get the 2500+ is not much more then the 2400 (the 2500 is $90) and the 2500 will be a lot faster then the 2400.
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Agissi, he would need a new board to use that 2500+.
     
  8. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    The performance gain was great with everything but music creation, which is the main reason I wanted the upgrade. Games and everything else run great now, Battlefield 1942 SWofWWII and Postal 2 demos being my current test prototypes since I don't have much room on this old 7200 10GB hard drive. There was a drastic increase of FPS in those demos.

    I believe you can use a 2600+ 266fsb on this board, providing you have the right BIOS.
     
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You've done quite a jump in processing power but the memory bandwidth & size is the same ( PC2100 & 512mb ) & certain programs might benefit from that a lot more then from extra processing power.

    What program do you use for creating music ?
     
  10. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Acid 3.0 is the one that I've had the most problems with in terms of performance. It stutters when many sounds are going on at the same time, yet it says it's only using around 50/512 megs of RAM in the bottom right corner. I figured by upgrading the CPU it would solve that problem but it didn't change anything.
     
  11. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Does anyone know how I could get ACID Pro 3.0 to run faster or use more of my available RAM?
     
  12. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 830   +54

    for a laugh you could try disabling the virtual memory settings, that way windows would load everything into ram (in theory).

    you can always turn it back if it doesnt help.
     
  13. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    instead of disabling it, you could just use a hack that forces "most" things to use RAM before turning to the PF. You'll also want to disable Kernel paging, though I'd caution you against it if you have less that 512MB physical RAM. For more info on the hacks I mentioned, use the Registry link in my signature.
     
  14. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    I clicked on the link but didnt find anything along those lines. Also, I disabled the virtual ram but nothing changed. :confused:
     
  15. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 830   +54

    always trust a paladin before a member :)
     
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