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AsRock Motherboards Low performance on games?

Last response: in Motherboards
May 22, 2008 9:26:36 PM

I am here to ask to Tom's HW experts a delicated question:

it is possible that, low end motherboards, such as AsRock one's, limit the computer performance on games?

I am asking this because I just bought a new video card, and It does not perform so performs A LOT under how it should.

Here are my full system specs:

AMD Athlon X2 6000+

AsRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA (bios v2.20, lastest one)
4Gb ram Kingston 667Mhz
MSI GeForce 9800GTX 512Mb ram
Tagan I-Xeye II 600Watt
WinXP Pro 32bit
WinVista 64bit

I did tests on winxp with lastest drivers and a lot of older ones, same with windows vista, but I get bad performances.
An example is this screenshot:

I think my pc should perform a lot better than that.

Can someone help me?

May 23, 2008 9:12:34 AM

Compared to Asus Mainboards with the same Chipset
ASUS M2N-MX and M2V-MX etc... Series (not low coast)
with ASRock (little bit cheaper) using same via chipset:
My overall performance with different Graphic boards is by Asrock better. The tuning options in the bios is by asrock ami bioses more extended. I will not say low coast is less good, sometimes it can beat high price brand names.

Did you check your bios setting for the graphic card?
May 23, 2008 9:16:11 AM

Yes, of course I've checked. Anyway the bios does not have graphic card specific options. It only allows to enable/disable the embedded vga. No options for the PCI-E one (apart from the boot priority for vga cards).

What can I do ?