Just recently did some upgrades and the system looks like this:
AMD64 3500+ (939 pin)
MSI KN8 NEO2 Platinun
BFG 6800 Ultra GT
80GB Deskstar SATA
200GB WD IDE
500 Watt PSU
Watercooled running at about 98-100F
Upgraded from a 2800+ and 1gb of ram.
The system seems to actually run slower now (windows boot). I do alot of gaming, so I ran 3DMark before upgrade and got about 3800, and then ran it again after upgrade and am only getting 3960. The tests on the graphics card are coming back extremely well, but the processor tests are still way down (only about 1fps throughout the test).
Anyone with this board or chip had similar problems? Where should I look in the BIOS (all upgrades complete v1.3) for tweaks or obvious things I should change? This seems really odd and is painfully dissapointing for spending so much money and not getting the returns.
and 2 GB RAM maybe too much for some apps. I tested 3DMark 2000 with Single channel 256 MB RAM and Dual Channel 512 MB RAM. Despite nForce2's extra performance from Dual channel, my score dropped little with 512 MB.