Hello, I have been here many times, and just now decided it was time to join the community and be able to ask my own questions.
First I will give you the specs of my new computer:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 @ 2.9
MOBO: Asus M4A785TD-M Evo
HD: Seagate 80 gig 7200
Ram: 2 x 1 GB Kingston Corsair HyperX ddr3
VC: Zotac nvidia 9500 GT
OS: MSW 7 Home
Monitor: Samsung .. old huge dinosaur
Mouse: Logitech mx518 gaming
Headset: Plantronics Gamecon 377
My biggest problem since the new build is my mouse... I keep getting the hardware removal sound and every once in a while the plugin sound and it makes my mouse freeze. It is not on a pattern at all it is all by random. I never had the problem with my old computer.
My headset also sometimes almost sounds broken in one ear but if i shake them around, lol, they will start working fine again. Not sure what it is put some people's mic causes it to happen.
My other questions are simple, should I try to overclock my system, especially the video card? I play cs 1.6 and everything seems to be dark, i can see through 1 smoke but thats about it. I still get a lot of choke at times and my ping to servers has gone up significantly. I live in Indianapolis and I use to ping low 20 to chicago and it is now 40. My ping has went up about 20 - 30 m/s to every other server location. I need some suggestions!
Maybe the USB connection is loose on your mouse. Do you have another open USB plug to plug your mouse into to test it our for a while and see if it still disconects? Not quite sure about the headset issue. Maybe a sound driver issue??? To monitor temps download hardware monitor to check out your system temps and see how much overclock headroom you have.