New hardware...Where did I go wrong?
Posted on 2006-05-19
Ok, I decided about a week ago that my computer needed an update. I had a vpr matrix computer with 2 sticks of 512mb ram (266mhz). I also had a 256mb ati radeon x850 pro installed on my motherboard which only had a 4x agp slot. I figured I would purchase a motherboard with a 8x agp slot so I could run my games at a faster rate. So, I ended up purchasing the ASUS P4S800D-X motherboard because it had a 8x agp slot and it also had 4 slots for memory. I then figured, while i'm at it, I would buy a pair of dual channel gig sticks (400mhz).
Once I got them in the mail, I installed them, clean booted windows and installed counter strike source to test out my new hardware. To my surprise, it performs worse then my old motherboard. I am very new at this whole thing but from what I understand so far, is that, it is performing worse because my cpu has a Bus speed of 533mhz and it shouldn't be mixed with a 400mhz gig stick. My actual FSB is at 133mhz multiplied by 20 and I'm not really sure how that ties in but it multiplies to my processor speed and i'm not sure if that is what it's supposed to be.
Now, am I supposed to go out and buy a new processor with a FSB of 800 mhz to match up with my memory? I am just not sure why it performs worse then it did before. I would understand more if it performed the same, but i'm getting worse frames per second in my games. Is there any reason that my current hookup is making it more sluggish? Is there any way I could change my settings around to make it at least perform as it was?
Thanks in advance.