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New Cpu Slower Than Old One

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#1 as311


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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:13 PM

I just put it my new CPU from Newegg.com and I am not thrilled with the results. It is definately underperforming, for whatever reason. I ran the diagnostic tests on SiSoft Sandra, and it is was under what it should be. Here is what I had/have:


Athlon XP 2100+ w/ ThermalTake Volcano 7
Radeon 9800 Pro
1gb Kingston ValueRam
Seagate 80gb HD


Gigabyte K8 Triton Series - GA-K8NSC Socket 939
Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939 w/ Stock heatsink/fan for now - Artic Thermal Grease
Radeon 9800 Pro
Same Hard Drive
Same Ram

Everything in Windows takes forever, but surprisingly games like Half-Life 2 and Call of Duty seem to be running smoother. But the random tasking in Windows is at least as slow as it was, and the tests I just ran say that my CPU is operating at speeds equivilent to an old Pentium 3. What the hell is going on? Do I need to do something in BIOS? Everything else is working fine, it just seems slow. Did I burn the CPU up when I incorrectly installed the Thermal paste (which I did and then fixed the next day - I put way too much). If so how can I tell? Help please.

***Mod edit - edited title to reflect problem - rigel***

Edited by rigel, 24 June 2006 - 07:23 PM.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 05:21 AM

If your games are running faster, then that means your CPU/MB combo is working well... It may just be a windows thing... If you are using Windows XP, download an have a play with TuneXP. It has a user guide with it which is fairly simple and does actually work. Also the obvious question is - did you load the chipset drivers for your new motherboard?

TuneXP - http://www.download.com/TuneXP/3000-2086_4...ml?tag=pdp_prod

Hope that helps!

Edited by JPHarvey, 25 June 2006 - 05:22 AM.

[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

#3 as311

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:40 AM

Yeah, I installed the necessary drivers, but I am looking at Gigabytes site now for updated ones. I'm thinking I have spyware issues that may be slowing Windows down. Thanks for that link, I'll give that app a shot.

Also, it probably doesn't help that I have 71GB out of 80 used up. Need to delete some bleep for sure. Hopefully after a weeks worth of tweaking I'll get Windows sped up.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:53 AM

I would think seriously about added or replacing that hdd if it is that full, the hdd maintains a cache for operating purposes, so that means that you may have less than you thought.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:17 AM

Some of your hardrive may be in use by System restore. I know when I got mine, it was sopposed to be around 200, but it wasn't untill I noticed the "Virtual" harddrive on my hardrive that was being used for backups.
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:51 AM

Agree us above. Probably ur hard drive!!!!
Prob shold have an extra extenal hdd for stuff u dont use all the time for instance films or music or whatever u got stord but rarely use.

And if im correct is it the less space u got the more it stresses the hdd????? not sure about that- sure i heard that somewhere...... anyway :thumbsup:

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