Low Performance

Hello,
my computer performance decreased
pentium 4 3.00ghz Ht
2 gb ram
nvidia 9600gt 512mb
windows xp sp 3
i used to run gta iv all smooth at 20 fps
1 year ago
but now performance decrease, even games like age of empires 3 has 5-6 fps.
i have reinstalled windows, updated all drivers
no results
please help
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  1. Hi :)

    Virus or hard drive failing...as a guess...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. I would download Avast and Malwarebytes, both are free. After you have it downloade run a full scan and see if it comes up with anything.
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Virus or hard drive failing...as a guess...

    All the best Brett :)


    thank you for ur replies
    i have checked it with avast, avira, malwarebytes and kaspersky invidually
    No virus detections were made
    Id like to ask, could u please elaborate what do u mean by Hard drive failing? is there a way i can check it? are there any solution to this problem?
    And do u think i shud try using win 7?
    my pc is fast but gets all slow during games
    i even run 1080p movies smooth

    thanks
  4. gamer24 said:
    thank you for ur replies
    i have checked it with avast, avira, malwarebytes and kaspersky invidually
    No virus detections were made
    Id like to ask, could u please elaborate what do u mean by Hard drive failing? is there a way i can check it? are there any solution to this problem?
    And do u think i shud try using win 7?
    my pc is fast but gets all slow during games
    i even run 1080p movies smooth

    thanks



    Hi :)

    To check the hard drive...download HIRENS CD , and run the FULL hard drive test in DOS...takes a couple of hours...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    To check the hard drive...download HIRENS CD , and run the FULL hard drive test in DOS...takes a couple of hours...

    All the best Brett :)


    hi thanks
    but uh
    there are so many tools in hirens
    which one shoul.d i download?
    and what wud it show?bad sectors?
  6. gamer24 said:
    hi thanks
    but uh
    there are so many tools in hirens
    which one shoul.d i download?
    and what wud it show?bad sectors?



    Hi :)

    Yes the FULL HARD DRIVE TEST shows bad sectors...which means drop old drive in bin.... etc...

    All the best Brett :)
  7. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Yes the FULL HARD DRIVE TEST shows bad sectors...which means drop old drive in bin.... etc...

    All the best Brett :)


    Hi again
    thank you very much for ur constant support
    i checked the hard drive
    with
    Drive fitness from hitachi as my HDD is a hitachi 721050 500GB
    and it came clean, with no problems
    i also used seagate sea tools and returned with clean results
    i ran memtest, no errors were found..........
    So
    i cant figure out what to do
    Should i install win 7
    but as you know very well that, win 7 would require more ram than win xp......but should i give it a try?
    And, my processor was bought in 2004, it Is supposed to be weak now after so many years, but i have used many tools like cpu burn ins and other tools, but like If my cpu was weak they are supposed to be showed during these tests, arent they?
    I mean to say is there a tool to check if my cpu is weak?
    thanks again
  8. HI
    have you checked if its overheating? Pentium 4 have something where it hits a critical temperature and puts downs the speed to stop it from burning up. have you cleaned your pc out too? graphics might be overheating from dust clogging the gpu fan
  9. yabyyoyoboy said:
    HI
    have you checked if its overheating? Pentium 4 have something where it hits a critical temperature and puts downs the speed to stop it from burning up. have you cleaned your pc out too? graphics might be overheating from dust clogging the gpu fan

    thank you for your reply
    uhmm yes, my pc overheats
    i have been facing this problem
    well like a a few weeks ago, it shut down several times due to overheating
    i then cleaned it everything, removed all dust, took it to the techinicians
    they said there is a Short in my motherboard, and asked me to change it
    well i didnt change it and brought it back home
    since then the pc hasnt shutdown due to overheating
    but uhmm u might me right that althogh it doesnt turn off but overheat and the performance decrease
    so uhmm what do you think? there is no other solutinon than changing my motherboard? which also means chagning processor and ram...

    thanks again
  10. i have
    pentium 4 3.00ghz Ht
    2 gb ram
    nvidia 9600gt 512mb
    windows xp sp 3

    Question 1
    the temperatures while typing this are

    Processor
    Diode 1 - 111 C
    Internal - 60 C
    Diode 2 - 59 C
    GPU- 66C

    I used HWmonitor, are the temperatures high?

    Question 2

    I have been thinking of upgrading my processor along with mobo and ram

    I wanted to upgrade to a Pentium G630 2nd Generation 2.7GHZ with 4gb ram

    I want to know, if i will get a major performance enhance compared to my older one as G630 lacks Hyperthreading and is 2.7ghz compared to 3ghz
    i also want to keep my 9600gt, will it bottleneck the G630?

    thanks
  11. The G630 is a dual-core Sandy Bridge CPU, it will be 2-3X as fast as your P4 which would be a pretty substantial upgrade.

    As for the "bottlenecking" all I have to say is: don't lose sleep over that, something will ALWAYS bottleneck something else and which one bottlenecks what will change from game to game, from resolution to resolution, from scene to scene.

    Upgrade whichever component is most urgent now and if you are not happy with something else's performance, upgrade that at the next opportunity.
  12. Going from an Intel® Pentium® 4 to an Intel Pentium G630 will require not only a new processor but also a new motherboard and RAM. The Intel Pentium G630 would be shockingly faster than the Intel Pentium 4 processor.

    Hyper-threading can help in some multi-tasking or multi-threading but most people only report around 10% boost. A full dual core processor with much newer micro-architecture would smoke an older single core processor with hyper-threading.
  13. Quote:
    Hyper-threading can help in some multi-tasking or multi-threading but most people only report around 10% boost.

    When I was using my P4 HT I was getting about 30% better performance when multi-tasking with HT turned on. Nowhere near as good as dual-core but any extra is always nice to have.
  14. gamer24 said:
    thank you for your reply
    uhmm yes, my pc overheats
    i have been facing this problem
    well like a a few weeks ago, it shut down several times due to overheating
    i then cleaned it everything, removed all dust, took it to the techinicians
    they said there is a Short in my motherboard, and asked me to change it
    well i didnt change it and brought it back home
    since then the pc hasnt shutdown due to overheating
    but uhmm u might me right that althogh it doesnt turn off but overheat and the performance decrease
    so uhmm what do you think? there is no other solutinon than changing my motherboard? which also means chagning processor and ram...

    thanks again


    HI
    the short my be the problem in this case. The short could of been a voltage regulator and now is being shorted internally making it send more voltage into the cpu when its not needed making the cpu overheat without knowing. When This happens the cpu tries to slow its self down but they voltage is still too high. Do you have a spare mobo you can borrow off someone?
  15. Thanks everybody
  16. i checked but i cudnt find anybody to use the mobo on. cuz everybody i know is using an i3 or i5
    they dont want to risk putting my old components lol
    but thanks
    very very much
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