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Very laggy graphics in windows.

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November 19, 2006 at 18:21:09
Specs: XP Pro, Cel 1.1GHz

Hey everyone, sorry to post another question so quickly but I'm having a few problems getting this computer working correctly. I installed XP Pro, updated programs installed drivers etc but I noticed that the graphics were incredibly laggy, just scrolling down a page of writing or moving a window you can see everything getting redrawn in sections. I realised that I didnt have any motherboard drivers installed so I went to download them. But heres a bummer, I have no idea what the make and model of this motherboard is. It dosent have any markings on the actual motherboard and no diagnostic programs I have installed seem to know either. I do know that it has an intel i815E/EP chipset though, but installing the chipset .INF files made absolutely no difference. All 3D acceleration is disabled I cant fullscreen anything on WMP and dxdiag has all the direct 3D tests greyed out. I have installed the latest ATI drivers but it makes no difference..

I think I will do a system restore and install the chipset drivers first then the graphics drivers but I doubt that will help. If anyone could help that would be great. If you think you can idnetify the motherboard I have a nice big clear picture of it that I can send or post.

Mattwizz3 : )


Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#1
November 19, 2006 at 18:35:41

If you have a picture of it, by all means post it. It's better than nothing.

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#2
November 19, 2006 at 18:38:02

It would help if you listed the specs

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#3
November 19, 2006 at 19:19:23

Sorry, this is the system that I soldered the new cap on. Here are the specs:

XP Pro
Celeron 1.1GHz
128Mb SDRAM (another 256 is in the works)
Radeon 9250 (AGP)
Unknown motherboard with i815E/EP chipset.

Heh, how do you post pics here? I've never really tried before.

Mattwizz3 : )


Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#4
November 19, 2006 at 19:49:59

Dont worry I'll just give ya a link to photobucket. I have 2 of the exact same board so this is the unrecoverable one. The chipset had a small orange heatsink on it but since this one is burnt out i removed it.

http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/...

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#5
November 19, 2006 at 21:54:20

From the top left markings in your attached picture, it's pretty obvious you've got the CS35-TL motherboard from DFI.

CPU
Intel Pentium III FCPGA2 1.13-1.26GHz/133MHz
Intel Pentium III FCPGA 533EB-1GHz/133MHz
Intel Pentium III FCPGA 500E- 1.1GHz/ 100MHz
Celeron FCPGA2 1.2GHz+/ 100MHz
Celeron FCPGA 800-1.1GHz/ 100MHz
Celeron FCPGA 566-700MHz/ 66MHz
Future VIA CyrixIII processor

CPU Socket
Socket 370

Chipset
Intel 815 E B-Step
Intel ICH2

Memory
2 x DIMM sockets
max. 512MB (unbuffered)
Supports PC100/ PC133 SDRAM

BIOS
Award / 2Mbit

Power Management
ACPI and OS direct power management
Wake-on event: RTC/USB
Keyboard/Modem/LAN/Keyboard/Mouse

Hardware Monitor
System, processor temperature, voltage and fan speed

Graphics
Integrated 3D graphics with 133MHz DVMT
4MB display cache by AIMM card into the AGP slot
(Optional)
AGP 4X card into the AGP slot (Optional)

Audio
AC`97 Audio codec

Super I/O
2 x NS16C550A compatible UARTs
1 x SPP/ECP/EPP parallel port

Rear Panel I/O Ports
2 x USB, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x DB-9, 1 x DB-15, 1 x DB-25, 1 x PS/2 keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse, 1 x game/MIDI, 3 x Audio jacks

I/O Connectors
2 x external USB, 1 x external serial, 1x IrDA, 2 x IDE, 1x Floppy, 1 x ATX power, 3 x fan,1 x WOL,1 x WOR, 1 x opened chassis alarm, 2 x internal audio

Expansion Slots
1 AGP slot (Supports 4x/2x AGP and GPA)
3 PCI slots
1 CNR slot

PCB
MicroATX, 4 layers
24.4cm x 21cm
9.6 inch. x 8.26 inch.



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#6
November 19, 2006 at 22:01:00

That should have been top right ;-)

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#7
November 20, 2006 at 02:15:45

Thanks Sabertooh, nice work. I missed that.
Today was fairly warm here about 33*C and I had the computer running all day. Unfortunately since I havent really given much thaught to the heat generated and how to get rid of it yet, I almost killed it. The hard drive overheated something horrible and the computer refused to boot. I almost got a fresh start with the drivers then, heh.

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#8
November 20, 2006 at 02:18:18

Wouldn't cpu-z tell you?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ OC 2.7ghz
2GB Dual Channel DDR 3200
Nvidia 7900GT
SATA II 2x 300gig 7200rpm 16mb cache RAID-0
Gigabyte Nforce 4 SLI



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#9
November 20, 2006 at 04:34:18

Nope, CPU-Z dosent identify the board either..
Can anyone help me out with the graphics though?

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#10
November 20, 2006 at 05:20:41

OK.. new strange problem.. I got the new drivers installed and there is no lagging anymore. But it refuses to change resolution. I can change the slider press apply, the screen will blink and ask me if I want to keep the settings but it remains in 640x480... any ideas?

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#11
November 20, 2006 at 08:36:17

If you are still having problems with the display settings, you might want to manually update the video driver by pointing the wizard to the location of the downloaded inf file via the device manager.

But before you do this, going into safemode and make sure there are no duplicates or bogus items listed in the device manager. If there are you should remove them all. BTW, you did install the motherboard's chipset drivers too right?


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#12
November 20, 2006 at 14:03:48

I did try to install the chipset drivers but I dont think that they worked properly. I downloaded the intel .INF utility and it ran but it seemed to have no effect. I ran dxdiag and the 3D tests are now available but AGP texture acceleration is disabled.. I guess its either chipset drivers or a bios setting I've missed.

Just so you know whats happend, heres what I have done so far:

*Installed Video drivers
*Installed Direct X 9C
*INstalled Chipset .INF files
*Reinstalled Video drivers.

Dont really know where to go from here.. I will try some stuff in safe mode.

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#13
November 20, 2006 at 17:01:29

.... a bit late in the day but either of these two freebies give hardware info straight off the mobo:

EVEREST
or it's predecessor:-
AIDA32

DerekW


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#14
November 21, 2006 at 04:54:05

I managed to get the drivers installed properly but now when windows starts I get a corrupted display and the computer freezes. I'm guessing that since this motherboard endured a PSU blowout the chipset is probably damaged, its a pitty but theres not much I can do. Oh well, thanks for your help guys.

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#15
November 21, 2006 at 11:30:46

What happens in Safe Mode?

DerekW


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#16
November 21, 2006 at 13:50:16

It works fine in safe mode, and without the drivers installed it runs windows normally too. This motherboard had a PSU blow on it and I had to replace a capacitor on it to get it going again. I'm pretty sure the chipset is damaged because even the volume controls dont work properly.

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ @ 2.2GHz
1Gb DDR400
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
200GB SATA
2X 80Gb IDE
256Mb MSI 6800 Ultra


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#17
November 21, 2006 at 14:45:14

Anything is possible but FWIW I'm a tad surprised that you don't get more severe symptoms if the chipset is damaged.

Best I leave this post to someone more familiar with your particular machine.

Good luck with it


DerekW


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