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Games Running Poorly After Power Outage

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April 17, 2013 11:31:26 AM

My younger brother's PC shut off as the power went out at his house (yes, he should have been using a surge protector). After that, his games started running really slow/choppy/laggy. Loading a map in Sim City would take up to 10 minutes. So far, we have tried replacing the power supply, upgrading the video card, and replacing the HD with an SSD. It seems to have gotten slightly little better, but it's still pretty bad. Chipset and video drivers are installed and are up to date. He uses Comcast internet and downloads at about 2-2.5MBps (don't know the Mbps). Everything else seems to run fine. The only thing left are the CPU and memory, could either of these be the problem?

Motherboard: ASRock N68-VS3 FX, DDR3, AM3+
Processor: AMD FX-6100, 3.3GHz, Six-Core
Video Card: PNY VCGGTX550TXPB, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1024MB
Memory: 8GB

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April 17, 2013 11:34:01 AM

if its not the psu and hd, then its likely to be the mobo, check that out (try swapping it)
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April 17, 2013 11:41:48 AM

Thanks for the reply. I think my brother said he ordered a new motherboard. Will report back after install.
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April 17, 2013 12:02:34 PM

check the memory for right speed and timings. or maybe you could reset the cmos?
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