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ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 mobo questions

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December 23, 2005 4:00:23 PM

I built a system recently using my old PC case, power supply, video card, hard drive, and dvd drive. I bought the vid card and psu to be more than enough so I could upgrade...like I did.

OK to the point, my specs:

Motherboard: Duh! (ASRock 939Dual-SATA2)
Processor: AMD ATHLON X2 64 4400+
Hard drive: WDC-WD8000JB (80GB, 8MB cache--plenty of space free)
DVD-RW: unimportant (some memorex dual layer burner)
Memory: 2 GB PC3200 running in dual channel mode
Video Card: Inno3d GeForce 6600 AGP 8X (256MB)

MY OLD PC:

Motherboard: ECS K7S5A 1.1 (socket A, AGP 4X mobo)
Processor: Athlon XP 2600+ 266FSB
Hard drive: WDC-WD8000JB (80GB, 8MB cache--plenty of space free)
Memory: 512MB PC2100 DDR (only one stick no dual channel ability on mobo)
Video Card: PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti4200 64MB AGP 4X video card

What I use the machines for: Some basic stuff like any home user, plus online gaming with older Command and Conquer games.

The Problem: I play C&C Generals Zero Hour online and my *PC* lags even with graphics settings set low and all useless background processes killed. HDD is defragmented, with or without page file the game runs the same. I realise my vid card is slow for any real gamer, but my old GeForce4 Ti4200 64MB card on my old computer WORKED BETTER than in this config. All other apps seem to be faster, and many DirectX 9.0c games are definately better, but DirectX 8.1 games are slower. Why? Can I fix this? How horrible is my video card? Is it even my video card causing the issue or something else? Thanks guys.

Edit: 1 more question: Who chooses what mobo vendor categories or on the forums? I ask because ASROCK is not listed. What can I do to request it?

ANOTHER EDIT: Please reply here instead: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/ASRock-939Dual-...
December 23, 2005 7:26:34 PM

I don't really have an answer to any of your questions, but ASRock is a branch off ASUS, so you might have luck posting in the ASUS motherboard forum. Sorry I couldn't help with anything else.
December 23, 2005 7:31:19 PM

ASROCK is part of ASUS, eh? Thanks, will do.
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