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#1 wilkie

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:42 PM

I've just finished building my new PC, the spec is:
AMD SKT939 3700+
ASUS A8n-SLi Motherboard
ATi X300SE graphics card
512mb ddr memory
Sony DVD-RW
600W Powersupply

This PC though is running slower than my old one with a far far far lower spec and I'm really confused!!
Any help would be brilliant.

Oh and I had to load Windows 98 then XP as XP was a upgrade. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:16 PM

Are you using one stick of 512mb Ram or two sticks of 256?
And did you place the Ram as directed in the motherboard's manual?

Did you set your page file for 1 and 1/2 times the amount of ram?

How to configure paging files for optimization and recovery in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314482/en-us

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:48 PM

fanks
im usin 2 256mb identical

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:53 PM

If you have four available RAM slots try placing the RAM in slots one and three.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:43 AM

Are the hard drives the same? You could check to ensure that XP isn't running them in PIO mode.

FWIW - I've seen problems with the upgrade from 98 to XP in the past. If possible, you can format your hard drive and install XP clean. This would eliminate a host of possible problems (but would also eliminate anything that's currently on the hard drive).
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 12:08 PM

If you are able to double your ram, to 1gb, it will make a noticeable improvement. It did with mine.
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:47 PM

fanks 4 every1s help

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:42 PM

Is your problem resolved?

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 09:39 AM

After trying all that except buying more RAM it is still running extremely slow!!!

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:05 PM

Try running the new Windows One Care Free Scan:

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.




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