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mejobloggs
25-05-2003, 01:22 PM
My dad uses AGI 32 for his lighting designs. None of us can remember installing anything new or changing anything. All of a sudden, it takes ages for my dad to do a simple calculation on AGI 32, and the graphics are terrible.

I have heard about some XP update that slows your computer down. Could this be the problem?

Windows XP Pro
Athlon XP 2100
1 GB DDR ram
Geforce 4 MX 460 - MSI drivers (30.80)
Direct X 9.0a

Graham L
25-05-2003, 03:36 PM
Don't know. :D

If you have done the "usual" ... deleting surplus temp files, and doing a defrag ... I'd suspect a virus infestation.

One way to cause a seriousd slowdown is to disable the caches. Check the BIOS settings.

Any more ideas, folks?

PoWa
25-05-2003, 04:06 PM
Those drivers sound really old for your card! Are they used for something specific?? Get the latest 44.xx drivers from nvida, apparently they'll have a 30%+ increase on previous drvers.

Whats that infamous update again, we get quite a few posts on it these days :p

*looks around*

*ay yes I remembered to bookmark it haha :)*

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;819634

just remove the "Windows XP Hotfix (SP1) Q811493" in add/remove programs and reboot!

mejobloggs
25-05-2003, 04:11 PM
Yeah, i was going to update my drivers. But i wasnt sure which ones to get (MSI or NVIDIA).

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=35350

Go there for more details

mikebartnz
25-05-2003, 08:41 PM
There was a bug in WinXP SP1 which would slow down a PC but I am sure MS has a patch to fix it.

Pheonix
25-05-2003, 08:54 PM
Yeah one more thing to check...spyware infestation.