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Col. Kenny

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#1 11 years ago

Hey all, I have been having toruble with Battlefield 1942 lately and i dont understand why. I am running an AMD 4200+, ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe, NVIDIA 7800, and 4 gigs of RAM yet the game will freeze and my processor will jump from 50% use to 100% and just go from about 98% to 100%. I tried downloading patches but it did not do anything. Even right now, will just 3 web pages open and my email, its running from 30% to 50%. So i am guessing i need a new processor but i am pretty much technicaly inept so i figured i would ask. Second of all, if so i want to upgrade not just get another 4200+. So i have been shopping around and i found something that seems odd to me. A 3 GHZ processor for less then a 2.8 GHZ processor. Can someone tell me the difference and which one would be the better choice? Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 Windsor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor - Retail Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail Thanks guy so much. I just have no idea whats goin on. - Kenny




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#2 11 years ago

It is very unlikely that your processor is the problem. Battlefield 1942 should not be very taxing on the hardware you have. I will have to assume you are running Windows XP and you are getting your CPU usage info from the task manager. There is probably something going on in the background and the processes tab on the Windows task manager will tell you what is using up all your CPU time. Look in the CPU column; what program is using the most CPU % (besides System Idle Process)? As far as the NEW CPU's go, the FX series processor has an unlocked multiplier which allows for more overclocking headroom, it's multiplier is also even (14x) permitting it to more effectively use DDR2 memory. All in all the 6000+ should outrun (just barely) the FX-62 at stock clocks. There is one problem though, you have a socket 939 motherboard and DDR RAM, those CPU's are socket AM2 and would require a new motherboard and new DDR2 RAM.




*The.Doctor

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#3 11 years ago

There's nothing wrong with your hardware. It sounds like Kwould said, you have a program running in the background, a service using up CPU time, or a virus.




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#4 11 years ago
Apollo75;3675735There's nothing wrong with your hardware. It sounds like Kwould said, you have a program running in the background, a service using up CPU time, or a virus.

Yeah that, definately. Run AVG, SPybot and Adaware and i bet they pick something up.




Col. Kenny

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#5 11 years ago

Thanks guy so much. I dont know much but i thought something had to be wrong. I didnt even know a virus could do stuff like that. Thanks so much.




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#6 11 years ago

Did you sort it out?




Col. Kenny

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#7 11 years ago

Ya gonna run the scans right now. I need to get spybot though, dont have that one. Is Norton even worth running?




Col. Kenny

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#8 11 years ago

also, might be a stupid question but can i run the scans together or should i run them one by one after eachother?




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#9 11 years ago

You can run the scans at the same time (do keep in mind that each scan will take longer though).

Also, if you're going to download more than one anti virus or anti-spyware program, make sure that you don't have more than one running actively in the background at the same time.

And yea, if you have norton, and it's installed, you might as well run it.




Col. Kenny

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#10 11 years ago

ok, well i did all the virus scan and they didnt come up with anything. Then i downloaded spybot and it found like 700 things, but to remove them i have to buy the program. Are they really there or is this b/s? I might just get a new hard drive, move my documents and wipe the one i have will that do anything?