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Old 04-06-2006, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Motherboard = Slower Computer?

Hello there, my motherboard recently cracked and needed replacing, so i replaced it...

this computer was a gift from my father and he bought the computer directly from gateway in late 2002, it is a gateway 500 series computer, and since the motherboard cracked and i replaced it, the computer had a dramatic "speed" decrease, it is hard to run even Warcraft III now, if any of you know what that is, i have a GeForce mx440 video card and 512mb of RAM, and before the replacement i had no problems whatsoever; i know i installed it correctly etc... im at work rite now and i cant check the model # of my new motherboard but i can post it when i get back to my apartment

(using windows xp)

so in conclusion -
before new motherboard=FAST
after new motherboard=SLOW

so could some1 please enlighten me as to what the problem could be? it is very frustrating =/


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Old 04-06-2006, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it supposed to be the exact same motherboard? Did they put it in or did you? Were there any drivers for it that came with it?

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try intalling all new drivers.
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Were you using Windows XP before, and is there any new software that you have installed since the motherboard replacement?

Have you checked the BIOS to ensure that the computer is running at the speed it is supposed to be running at?
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i say you need to update the drivers seems like the chipset driver look those up
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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1. drivers
2. cpu speed may not be correct
3. if you installed the cpu, did you use thermal paste? i am assuming this is a P4 based PC in which case it may be overheating. if that is the case then P4's slow down to prevent burning out if they overheat

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