Video Problem on my new Computer Help!

By aeprominant
Feb 12, 2007
  1. So I just built a brand new computer.

    Asus A8S-X mobo
    AMD Athlon 64 FX 60 Dual Core
    Nvidia Geforce 7950 GT
    1 GIG DDR400

    It is fast as heck, but the video is not right. When I run HalfLife2 and no matter how low I make the settings, it gets very choppy; as is for every game I try to run. Also I'd like to note that when I am not playing games (surfing the internet, or messing around on photoshop) sometimes the mouse seems like it doesn't flow across the screen, and whenever I scroll down on a page(internet explorer etc.) it doesn't scroll down smoothly. I have the latest drivers for the video card too. Anyone know what the problem might be?
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You might have a background processs running,

    Hit CTRL ALT DEL ,, and look @ your running processes,

    Is there one taking up a lot of cpu processes,

    If you got your motherboard drivers installed, DX9c installed,, and u installed latest forceware drivers, u should be set,
  3. aeprominant

    aeprominant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for your help, but one question

    For my motherboard, I installed the drivers that came with it, are there new, updated drivers I should get. If so, do I just get them from the ASUS website?
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yes that would be the best place to get them. And I would concur, it seems there is a processor-intensive background process running. What antivirus and anti-spyware tools do you use?
  5. aeprominant

    aeprominant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I use symantec antivirus and zero spyware
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Oh no wonder. Get that Norton crap out of ur PC ASAP. It is a very well known system hog and it isn't that great either. Download AVG antivirus from here. It's a free antivirus program that's light and effective. Also, I recommend you download Ad-Aware and Spybot: Search & Destroy from here and here respectively.
  7. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    You're not running Vista, are you?
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I don't think he would be, since NVIDIA drivers and Vista don't get along very well.
  9. aeprominant

    aeprominant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advice bro, I just downloaded Nortin uninstaller and took everyting off and my computer is running much smoother and faster.

    Nope, i'm running XP.
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    No problem for that. But did u install AVG or any other AV software?
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