I recently modified my eMachines T5010 desktop with the Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard, AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ dual core processors at 2.3 GHZ. I just have 1GB of RAM DDR2-SDRAM running at 333Mhz I think it is, tho I have ordered 3GB of DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) which should arrive via FexEx on Tuesday.
Right now playing SecondLife, it seems to be running slower than my old Pentium4 with the Intel Graphic Accelerator. And in-game items like floors, etc, are flashing different colors which they didn't before.
Maybe some of this is due to the measly 1GB of RAM I have at present. Also when I hit the key to log off the game, it takes a long time to get me actually out of the game and back to Windows. Under my old set up it was practically instantaneous, so I don't know what gives.
The other game I play alot is Anarchy Online, but everything seems fine there. No problems at all, other than occasional lag.
The lag in SecondLife is horrendous, sometimes can't even move my Ava at all.
Any ideas? I was hoping the switch of motherboards and going to dual core processors would help things, so I'm sorta confused.
eMachines T5010 desktop, modified with Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard, AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ dual core processors @ 2.3GHZ, 3GB Samsung DDR2-SDRAM PC-6400 (399Mhz)-[DDR2-800], 420 Watt PSU, Windows XP Home Edition and XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX (1/17/08).