New CPU, now video skips!

By jaymzbrown
Jan 22, 2008
  1. Hi Guys,

    Here's my problem. I was recently running a media center PC with an AMD 3000+ CPU. Worked fine for just viewing DVD's and HD video files but was slow running other applications at the same time.

    I upgraded the CPU for an AMD 64 X2 3800+ and reinstalled the OS. I have installed the same hardware drivers that I was using before for the graphics card, TV card and motherboard and now when playing video from a file or watching TV through media center, the video keeps skipping. It's not smooth at all. However, if I play a DVD from the disc the video is perfect.

    The only things I can think of are the drivers are not performing correctly or it is a cooling problem with the CPU. Is there a way I can measure whether the CPU is being cooled sufficiently?

    Any suggestions appreciated,

    Many thanks
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