XP runs slow and choppy! - too slow clockspeed??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ZballZ, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    I finally managed to get XP fully working on my 15" C2MBP. But it does seem rather slow and choppy - I cant even play music in the mediaplayer without little hickups once in a while. When I click-and-drag open windows around, it shows weird traces, like it cant keep up!? This seems very odd, since using bootcamp, I thought windows XP would run native and flawless??

    I checked the properties on "this computer", and everything seems right - except one place where it says "977 MHz". At first I thought that refers to current clockspeed, which would be the problem then. But after a little research, it seems that this refers to the FSB-speed - (weird since it should only be 677!?)

    Any help would be appreciated. Windows should run smooth, right? Any way to check the clockspeed? And what could be the problem?

    EDIT: I am a video-editor, and normally use FinalCutPro on my Mac, and Avid on the PC. I really need the XP to run smoothly - this way I dont have to drag two systems with me all the time...
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Hmm something is wrong somewhere, probably with the partition. Have you ran all updates and installed all partitions?, try checking for errors and i guess defragging. My XP partition works flawlessly.

    Only caveat is it bring the fans up more and battery life seems hampered. Otherwise all good.
     
  3. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    Any chance we could get a screenshot of the "Properties" of "My Computer". I don't know why its doing that. Are you sure you updated the firmware and installed the drivers (doubt the drivers would affect it, but its worth a try)
     
  4. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cant get the screenshot-thing working in XP, but here is what the "my computer" properties say:

    Computer:
    Intel(r) Core(TM)2 CPU
    T7600 add 2.33 GHz
    977 MHz, 1,98 GB RAM

    I guess this is right.

    I actually think it runs everything fine EXCEPT playing music?! I have tried playing the same mp3 file in both OSX and XP - OSX plays it fine, and the mediaplayer in XP plays it really choppy - annoying as hell!! Maybe it is a sounddriver issue? (or maybe a mediaplayer issue)?
     
  5. iSee macrumors 68040

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    It could be the video drivers. If XP is using generic drivers for some reason that would really slow your machine down. I guess reinstalling the bootcamp drivers would help if that is the problem. Make sure you've burned the latest versio if the bootcamp drivers (1.1.2, I think) to CD.

    Anyway, XP on Boot Camp is working well for many people, so I'm pretty sure there is a solution to your problem, so don't give up. Good luck.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    The 977 is the current clock speed of the CPU, not the FSB.

    And to do a screenshot, hit print screen and then open up paint and hit paste. it's a pain. OS X is better.
     
  7. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    If 977 Mhz is the current clockspeed - how do I get it up to full speed??? No wonder it is choppy then - 977 Mhz is way less than my 3 year old acer laptop!! (AC or Battery makes no difference - it is always on 977 Mhz...?)

    PS: and which button is print-screen!?
     
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    RE: Print Screen - I'm not sure it's changed any from here.

    Isn't 1Ghz the lowest speed that the C2D's can be throttled down to? Sounds like a driver issue to me. As painful as it might seem, it might be a good idea to reinstall Boot Camp from scratch?
     
  9. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did a clockspeed test which ran 2,29 Ghz - pretty much perfect. I did find something out, though. Several users report choppy audio, sometimes dropframes when playing video, which seems to be a driver issue.

    I'll start a new thread, and see if anyone knows about this...
     

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