I lost a few good DFI mobo's due to a poor PSU and decided to switch both the power source and the motherboard.
I received a few recommendation on three brands.
Due to insufficient compatibility information I decided to go for an Epix 8KDA series as there seemed plenty of space for the massive XP-120 heatsink. Its a 8KDA3I to be exact, and seems to use the same chipset as my old DFI 250GB.
Now, as I'm getting ready for a BF2 tournament I noticed that I don't have my old fps performance anymore.
I've made sure to update my drivers (removing the older ones), updating the bios and checking the settings.
Now it won't even run the game at 1024x with AA and ASF setting turned to OFF.
The OS was freshly installed for the motherboard and everything is as it was before (minus a few missing components like an antivirus).
My question is - could a cheap motherboard really affect performance that much?
It's 65 vs 115 USD... I've always thought that boards with similiar chipsets perform about the same...
And what could I try to get the BF2 performance up? Older games work smoothly...
The memory runs at 2-2-5-2 @200 mhz (is that correct???).
Any advise would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
PS: A no-brainer would be to go down one resolution, but for some reason, the second I change anything, BF2 simply quits on me.
Last edited by PerfectShot; 07-23-2005 at 01:32 AM.
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