i recently bought a gigabyte K8N Pro with a retail boxed A64 3000+ and have had some problems with it. first of all after it installed it was running but really slow and took about an hour to decide to install xp.
So i took the case side off and tinkered about and checked the connections etc and it wouldnt boot into windows. so i phoned the place i bought it from and they told me to take the battery off the motherboard and clear the cmos this seems to have worked as im using the pc now. However when i run pc mark 2003 i only get a score of 2600!
Could this be because of the unbranded 512mb ddr 400 iam using it with? or could it be something more sinister?
the guy from the reputable company i bought it from suggested some high quality ram would fix my problem. Any suggestions?
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 138MB used, 1112MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
Having cheap memory won't affect 3dmark 03 much. You have a 9800se, which should get about 3,900 3dmarks, so it seems you have a bottle neck in the agp sub system. In 3dmark 03, does it say AGP mode: 4x or 8x or similar enabled?
Guys help this nice person out 'coz I have to go now. Basically we just need as much info as possible from you about ur problem and we will get to the bottom of it. Before I go, click on Dxdiag (program files/direct x/dxdiag.exe) and see if it tells you if agp is enabled and running at 8x mode or not in the graphics card bit.