Diablo2 sluggish gameplay

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Does Diablo2 have problems with via chipsets or promise ultra100 controllers? I just upgraded my system with three new components, an Asus A7V133 motherboard with a 1Ghz AMD cpu and a geforce2 pro video card. Diablo2 ran fine on my old abit + 300mhz celeron setup, but on my new setup it runs extremely choppy/sluggish, and this is full install in singleplayer (worse in multi-play because of lag) and in all versions of D2,D2X. I am using the newest via chipset drivers and the latest nvida refrence drivers. The only other difference from my old setup is that I am now running my harddrive off of the promise ultra controller. The rest of my system specs is soundblaster live value and 256 MB of ram and a 512 mb swap file. Does anybody know of anything that could help fix the sluggish gameplay?
 

Wargasm

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try disabling the dos emulation stuff from the soundblaster .
for the rest try underclocking the FSB (this helped in some cases tho it is rather silly to UC your machine hehe)
 
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I've been having a good look around here on the net and I found out about the sluggish problem is due to a problem of the Motherboard!!!!

I was shocked and a good freind of mine is a good referance to this as he has the Intel 815e chipset and his game is fine. Mine is not and I have a Intel 440 chipset.

After an hour or two of looking we found the following info. I hope that it helps. Just follow the following link:

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/guides/intel_i815_chipset/

Cheers
Nharre
 

Wargasm

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he is using a Asus A7V133 motherboard so he has a via chipset and not a intel one .
installing the intel one will prolly mess up his computer.

the 440bx chipset is the best chipset ever produced by intel .
and should run d2 fine .
okay so it is an old chipset nowdays

intel should never produced the 815 chipset hehe
 
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