Edited by: Bradstone on 22/11/2005 15:25:27Edited by: Bradstone on 22/11/2005 15:22:54Edited by: Bradstone on 22/11/2005 15:20:18
Ok, i had the same problem a while back. I have a list of things to check.
How many frames per second are you getting? (press CTRL TAB)
IF its more then 50 then thats ok, but if it less then 24 then the graphics card needs driver updates or a new card. If you have Below an AGP 8x think about a new motherboard with PCI-E.
Make sure the processor is up to running eve, i saw you said it was over 2Ghz, make sure its not being underclocked. For the best performace use an AMD64 cpu.
Check the speed of the memory! if its less then 400Mhz it could do with an upgrade, will not make a massive difference but it improves how stable the system is when its working hard.
make sure the harddrive isn't near full xp runs like a pig when it starts to!
Make sure its been defraged, performace can be a tiny bit better by doing this.
Its a known fact that computers brought as a whole can (sometimes) have poor motherboards for gaming.
(for the exception of Alienware, Dell XPS ect)
They 'sometimes' use P4 BUT use only 533Mhz FSB processors and they also 'sometimes' give motherboard with just 4x AGP slots for graphics.
If you built your computer then the above Motherboard section doesn't apply.
Almost totally never thought of, the cooler your PC is the better and more stable it is. If Eve plays well then slows to the speed you talk of then this could be the problem. Check the graphics card temperature, if you have an Nvidia Card you will be able to.
Check around the pc for venterlation, i personally have 6 fans inside, and the PC is away from any wall or heat.
I hope the above can help 'find' the problem, if it doesn't check the running of other applocations on the system. Good luck!
p.s to me its seems to be screaming out a graphics problem... which means new graphics card or drivers