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    The computer's only a few months old, and I've been defragging every month or so, so I doubt that's the problem. I'll try changing the AGP Aperature up like you said, see if that helps.

    EDIT: Hmm, can't find it in the BIOS. Is there a program I need to do that?
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    If its a prebuilt system the BIOS might be limited, Imnot too sure. Usually its in something like Advanced Chipset Options -> AGP options, where you would switch between 2x/4x/8x AGP settings. Try looking to see if you can get into an expert mode in the BIOS. Im hoping someone else wiser than me will come along and find something to help you out here. I really dont have any more advice for ya.
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    Hmm, can't find any such settings in my BIOS.

    Anyway, thanks for your help with the motherboard. I may be able to convince my father to but a new motherboard, mainly because he doesn't want to spend so much time hooking it up and making sure everything is compatable.
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    M8 that mobo is an old dinosaur and only supports the older 100MHz (400QDR) P4's or the Celeron range and as ya state the CPU runs at 2.5GHz then it must be a Celeron as P4's that would suit that board stopped at 2.4GHz. Ya AGP is runnin' at its max of 4x and there is no way that hyperthreadin' will work either as niether the CPU or chipset support it. In fact ya gettin' scores there that are very good for what ya have.

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    Yeah, I figured that the motherboard was pretty bad. Actually, it is a Pentium 4, unless the manufacturer has changed system settings in order to trick me, which I doubt, considering I got it from a big manufacturer. Oh, and it's an M650 chipset, though I'm not sure if that makes a huge difference. I couldn't find much on the board, except for that it it was made by "Seanix"...not anything else. I'm guessing it's a 650 modified to support Pentium 4 processors.

    Anyway, I'll show this to my father...perhaps he'll reconsider about the upgrade.

    EDIT: The link you have says it supports Pentium 4 processors...
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    Actually the mobo is made by Gigabyte (follow the "old dinosaur" link in my last post) but as I said P4's that suit that board stopped at 100MHz FSB 2.4GHz a long time ago as the 133MHz FSB versions went to 2.53GHz but the P4 Celerons (100MHz FSB) do come in 2.5GHz versions (P4's are now 200MHz FSB).

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    Can't find any information on when the board was actually made...

    And now that I've shown my father the information, it seems that a mobo upgrade is a much more viable possibility right now.
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    Download CPU-Z, run it and give us a screenshot of the results. That was one of the 1st SiS based mobo's released but likely still bein' made.

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    ...I'm starting to think that I really got jipped. I'm actually thinking of returning the system.









    After comparing those results to new things...I'm really pissed. Mobo won't even let me change the aperature size...
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    Ok my wrong as apparently they did make a P4 2.5A but still it's an old setup as it dates back to last year. :?:

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