Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:24 PM
I just bought a brand new profesional audio computer running XP professional. Worked fine when I first booted up. So, I install my two older prof audio PCI cards and the computer obviously didn't like the architecture or something because the PC started running REALLY slow. Like 10 minutes to boot up. Moving the mouse is so slow that the cursor skips. Just pressing "start" in the lower left corner takes a minute. So, I removed the PCI cards and the computer is still running like this. The 2 PCI slots are 5V and so are the cards. When I installed them, I was grounded and did not force the cards in or dislodge any cables. The bios works quickly at start up. I've checked the PC health in the BIOS and everything looks good. Core temp of 35-40 C. I did a system restore in Windows (which took forever to even boot up in safe mode) to the day the computer shipped, and no luck.
Here's the setup:
Gigabyte EG45M-UD2H with G45 chipset with 2 DIMM mobo
Intel Q9550 Quad Core @ 2.8GHz, 1333Mhz FSB, 12M L2 cache
3 Seagate HDs (2 are 1TB and 1 is 500GB SataII perpendicular)
2 DDR2 2G 800 CL4/128X8
Coolermaster 550W 17DB 6 sata power supply
Gemini II S fan
The keyboard/mouse are wireless USB, but i tried another wired set, too in case there was some weirdness there. No avail. What's going on here? The cards couldn't have fried the processor, right? They were the right voltage, etc. The cards are Creamware Pulsar I and a Creamware Luna II. They are a few years old (6 or 7). I'd really like to figure out what is going on, before I ship this thing back.