runs Firefox...like me and the 3 lesser comps, runs adaware to remove the zero spyware found(yay Firefox).
Runs Norton 2005...like me and the other 3 lesser comps. I always leave Norton Internet 05 running, and live update. That is not the problem nor has it ever been for me.
All same same.
small update: We uninstalled his Cat 5.7's with regular 5.6's with clean install...no changes to video card settings in panel at all.
And it turns out he was running 1280x960 during his HL2/Doom3 tests. His new corrected to match 1024x768 resolution scores are:
Doom3: 80's mid-high
HL2: 140's - 160's
Which sound normal when compared to the other 3 lesser comps! Yay, so far so good.
But...Battlefield 2 is still giving him strange lag. We tried this on our community server just recently(nobody on it except us). He pinged a rock steady 52, which is fine.
I am still getting better frames by almost 30% in some cases, and identical in others. But most importantly, I experince ZERO lagginess. Even if the frames were identical, he would still have the lag issue to worry about.
So it is my theory that BF2 does not like a specific piece of his hardware, seeing as that is the only game giving him problems.
You mentioned processes? Well he did have an incredible excess of those(54 at startup!
, which I helped him clean thoroughly.
He will continue to run Norton and small stuff like AIM, crossfire, teamspeak...perhaps it is a combination of those internet connection programs doing it?
It is very late and I am going to render myself unconscious at this time. Thanks for replying and I will post more results when they are given to me. WOPR must thrive!