When the games launch [graw 2, crysis 2, rainbow 6 vegas, etc.. ] , the intro music themes now stutter and game video runs slow. The player movement is as everything is in slow motion. Even the AI characters.
I first thought it was video card [replaced ati x1600 with new nVidia 7600] - no joy. Then bought a Creative SB X-Fi to use instead of the AC97 - no joy. Tho I am happy with the overall sound now and video in other areas. Ran chkdsk, defrag, super antispyware, regcure, virus scans - no joy. Reseated memory, clean housing [air can]. Now once in a great while, i would re-install a game [crysis] and then everything works for a while, then boom, gone again. Then re-installing the same game the next time doesn't do jack. I have also reinstalled just directx 9.0c with same results as the game install.
Nothing seems consistent. The last major thing i had done was upgrade to SP3. I am loosing my mind!
Any thoughts anyone...please, its driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance