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ffrookie6

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#1 14 years ago

When is it a good time to get a new Mobo? is it when u have a new graphics card? is it when u need it for gaming ?( Like Doom3 Online Coop and stuff >> Which is exactly what im tryin to do but it keeps LAGGING beyond reason..and i know its not my ISP i have Comcast x_x)

anyways yea..is the reason why my 7300 doesnt work really well with my comp is becuase of my mobo? :(

yea im jsut wondering about mobos >>

thanks :)




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#2 14 years ago

I'll start out with my experiences with Comcast. It lagged more than Bellsouth's DSL. The technicians would often blame a faulty modem. Don't rule it out.

I would think that your motherboard would be the last thing to check. Although it is possible that there is a chipset incompatibility.

HAve you run a Spyware scan, AND an AD-ware scan, in addition to a standard AntiVirus scan? Are you running a firewall? Norton, and ZoneAlarm can cause lag, if improperly configured. Heck, even if they are configured properly...

Are you using a Router, or going through a network?

Generally, it is time to get a new motherboard, when it supports a significantly advanced piece of hardware, that your mobo doesn't.

Or if your motherboard is damaged,,,

Usually that would be a processor, but sometimes it is a video card, or a disk drive, or something else.

One thing you need to look at, is the bus speed on the motherboard. Also check the chipset for compatibility with your hardware. If the bus is too slow (a cheap board), or the chipset has issues with another piece of hardware, then it is time to replace it.

What motherboard are you using?

Does it have a Via, or NForce chipset.

Which version?

Nforce2, Nforce3, Nforce4? (I don't remember which Via chipsets support the Athlon 64X2).




ffrookie6

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#3 14 years ago

umm lets see..as u can see from my sig already i have the dual core 64x2 and i think it has an nForce Chipset becuase i saw some nForce words layin around >>,.but iunno what kind tho..the board is also new (i spose) since i bought this comp during da summer and the only time it gave my trouble was when i installed my 7300 in..and hwen i took it out (after like reformating it a 1000 times it still didnt helped) everything went back to normal.

i dont have anymore firewalls besides the defualt one..my mcaffee just went low profile on me (it still works tho it can sense scripts runnin around xD) The Defualt one is the one that blocks and stuff and im pretty sure i unblocked D3

iunno how to check speed of Bus btw >> do i use Everest? xD

and for my router..i switched back directly to the modem when i tired playin doom 3 and it still laggs..x_x

thanks for helpin me :) hopefully this helps us deduce whats wrong ^_^




steelGrunt

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#4 14 years ago

I have also had bad luck with lag before that tough to track down. I did all that stuff that Monster_User suggested and then some and still no luck. So then I began thinking about the modem. Maybe you have all ready had them come and change it but just think about this and it may help. I have time warner cable at my apt. and my parents have version DSL and home. Well I play everything from half life 2 (PC) to halo 2(xbox) and lots in between and there was no change the DSL was clearly faster. My father would tell me that i'm crazy until i showed him and he said you need a new modem. I said no way its time warner best one and its brand new out of the box i opened it myself. He said trust me its the modem. I had tried three of this modem Motorola SURFboard SB5120 Modem, and i went and bought a Dlink Cable Modem DCM-202. WOW what a difference. hands down no question about it my old modem sux!!! the calbe blows dsl away. Now you my already have a good modem or so think but i would strongly suggest you go get a new one to compare. Heck go to walmart and you can buy that Dlink and try it and if its no better box it back up and take it back.




ffrookie6

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#5 14 years ago

huh? wah? :O

i got confused with the modem..do u need a new subscription to anotehr net or wat? :O

o and what abotu graphics cards and what nots x-x




steelGrunt

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#6 14 years ago

No, you need to go buy a new one from a store. Then call your ISP and give them your mac address.




ffrookie6

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#7 14 years ago

hmm i see.. @_@

thanks..and is there anything else besides the modem prob? :O like PSU power >>




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#8 14 years ago

Contact your ISP first about a faulty modem. My old modem would kick out if I was running net-intensive programs, and they replaced it for free (since I was renting one anyways).




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#9 14 years ago

I have Comcast cable and I haven't had any problems at all. Sure there was the occasional internet going out, but usually we just reset the modem and it works again.