well dudes... let me tell you a story...
i had a core2duo system a little while ago... everything was fine but then my younger brother took it away to hostel....ughhhh(not permanently as he lives at homes and is in lums.. i.e a day shcholar)... but it got stolen(the stupid guy left it in the car which was not locked).... sooo.... now what i had left(hijacked it form my dad)
p4 2.4ghz 478 pin(non ht)(533fsb with 1mb l2 cache)
asus p4v8xmx mobo (supports ht and has sata... it is an equivalent of d865gbf intel mobo)
1.5 gb of ram (it was 256mb ram which i changed and damn those expensive ddr1s)
i actually got a inno3d geforce 6200 256mb agp card(which was second hand and burned out pretty soon as it's tiniest fan stopped working and the card managed to reach a whopping 80 degree C)
the thing is that it played hd fine(not perfect but okay)
i only play one game and that is cs 1.6 and the 6200 gave an okay performance
now i thought i should get a card which should be able to play good hd movies as counterstrike is no biggie for a card.... the only good option available was hd3650(ddr2 128bit 512mb)from galaxy which is worth 6400 agp version while the pcx version is 1800cheaper..
now the thing is that it gives me pathetic fps in counter strike(a game with a twelve year old hl1 gaming engine)... hd?? what hd?? a 720p video plays like break dancing(with almost no sound.. and this can happen at lower res. too like 576)
another sad thing is that the temp. of the card is like 39C or at max 42C and the gpu usage goes as far as 20% and that is it( the processor is a 100% normally when the gpu is around 8%)... these hd series is supposed to play high definition a lot better(the problem is that the onboard 64mb plays hd as good as the 6200 but ofcourse the counterstrike part is unbearable so need agp on)
there is no power issue as the card requires a 400w psu and i got a 450w...
i am guessing this is extreme bottlenecking due to the processor... i thought something like an ht processor might solve the problem something like a 3.2ghz ht...
advices plz people.... i really am pissed at the situation... 6400rs for this crap... i could have gotten a 7600gs or a 1650pro at cheaper prices with no bottlenecking maybe.... help!!!!!!!