Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:48 AM
We don't know much about your system yet. If you provide details, we can help check to see what, if any, updates you might need. No solid details generally = no solid solution.
What is your current antivirus and malware situation? McAfee, Norton, Spybot, AVG, ZoneAlarm, etc. Anything running real time protection and scanning?
When you installed your video components, did you install the Catalyst Control Center (it will show up as a process in Task Manager).
Please provide additional information about your system:
Click Start, Run and in the box enter:
Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.
There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name), and whatever appears to be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted information.
This will minimize back and forth Q&A and eliminate guesswork.
For video driver information, expand the Components, click Display, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information.
For audio information, expand the Components, click Sound Device, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.
If you are using IDE drives, use Device Manager to verify the transfer mode of the IDE channels is set to something like DMA if available (depends on your hardware) and not the slower PIO mode.
PIO is the slowest, DMA is the fastest.
This is easy to check and generally easy to fix and the mode would not have changed by itself, so if it has changed to PIO, change it to DMA and then figure out why it changed and fix it.
To launch the Device Manger console, click Start, Run and in the box enter:
Expand the IDE/ATA controller section to see your IDE channels. Right click each, choose Properties, and for each channel that has an Advanced Settings tab, determine the Transfer Mode. There are usually 4 channels to check in a desktop, maybe fewer for laptops.
The fastest selection will be some DMA selection (usually: DMA if available). If it is PIO, change it to the best DMA available.
If you are not sure about what you see post back for help and advice.
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