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Help: p4 3.4ghz performing really slow

By markgab ยท 8 replies
Apr 6, 2006
  1. Hi guys,

    Im trying to find out why my pc performs really "slow" even when i play some games like cs/bf2 i get some major lags or the screen jerks at times. I even tried the superpi test and i think i got a low score. Is there anyway to tweak my pc to perform its best or is my pc just crap?



  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    some full system specs would help. Hpw do we know what your system is or where it can be tweaked or improved when you've told us nothing about it?

    If it is a store-bought boxed PC, then just list the model # of the PC. If it is a custom built PC, then list the CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Video Card, PSU

    *and be specific, for example don't just write "1G RAM"
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I think you got a normal score for your CPU.

    The problem sounds to be somewhere in the graphics card area.
  4. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    I think that p4 can be overclocked to do a lot more, ask KingCody nicely, I think :D But give us your full specs too.
  5. markgab

    markgab TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry, im kinda a pc newbie :( My pc is custom built. The problem is i cant get back to the place is im staying in a different state. How could i check my computer specs?

    All i know is that i have 2 graphic cards and some others
    1) nvidia 6600LE 256mb
    2) ati 9600pro 256mb
    3) power supply 330w
    4) motherboard asrock *which i think is crap*

    Hey guys, would there be a program to list the specs i have?
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    You can download everest. Or you used to be able from the site, but apparently majorgeeks still host the file....

    Run that and you should find the specs for your comp.

    And about your low score, its your graphics card. Your m/b may be crap, but it shouldn't be such a huge factor. It might be if you're competing for the highest scores...
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    i have an ASRock Motherboard (which I don't think sucks), and I get 41secs on 1M on superPI

  8. xjoesullix

    xjoesullix TS Rookie Posts: 50

    try typing in "cpuz" into your search engine and downloading that.
    make sure your g cards are kept cool and make sure you have plenty of air in that case.

    as youve got 2 cards in there it might be worth updating that power supply to at least a 400 or a 500watt, they drink energy like nothing else.

    the lagging could be the hard drive acessing data, what hard drive you running, has it had any viruses on it?
  9. DingleJohn

    DingleJohn TS Rookie

    You may allso tjek your device drivers. Maybe Bios.. But arent 41 sec just normal for an old P4?
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