sounds like mostly driver problems and poor video choice.
you need to get that plug in video card and dump the on board video.
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Let me get the specs out of the way first:
Q6600 Intel @ Stock 2.4ghz
4x 320GB Segate 7200.10's SATA in raid 5 (864gb)
4gb G.Skill Memory DDR2 800
XFX 6800gt PCI-E (yes i know, i just built it and am waiting for R600)
(tried 101.7's and 158.18)
EVGA 680i SLI "A1" revision Motherboard (Latest Drivers)
Vista Ultimate x64 (Sans "wow")
Now i have no idea what i did or if i missed a memo, but my vista "wow"
experince is sucking -badly-
Games just really don't run. I was using the 158.18 drivers then now
even switched to 101.7 (did the uninstall the hard/manual/long way). I
just can't play stuff, games stuter, even the opening videos. its like
goooing-stop-goooing-stop. BUT if i log in and go strait to a game, it
works. Sometimes with garbeling/tearing/artifacts being throw around,
can still kinda play, but definetly not enjoyable like this. Lost Cost
at x64 does work 80% times i try it, but HDR dosen't seem to work...
Games tried = Eve, Supreme Commander, Dawn of war, Counter Strike
Source. I need to play my games!
Probably related to #1 . wether using areo or not everything is
garbilish, not as bad as some screenshots i've seen people with but
sometimes a whole corner tears off to somewere or the UI gets a whole
band of artifacts. Sometimes it's simply the shadows play funny or the
leftover of a window gets left behind. This is not fun.
Normal Question #3
I have an old audigy LS i think creative has support for it, but it's
dying and i hate onboard sound. I can tell the diffrence as clear as
night and day, and i use NICE headphones instead of speakers so it's
even more obvious. Recomendations? Xi-Fi? With Xram?
Thanks in advance,