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Old 12-16-2005, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just built this computer and for some reason everything is really, really slow! Windows XP Pro took 8 hours to install, to format one 200gb SATA II drive, doing a full format under NTFS took just about 9 hours. Which is really, really bad and I can't work out why it is acting this way. Also when doing all the setup in the Windows installer it was really sluggish and lagged. I want to try update the BIOS but on the ASUS website it says that you should

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To avoid crashing file system, please do update the chipset driver to below version prior to this Bios.
Another problem is sometimes the monitor doesn't boot/turn on. It just stays in stand by mode. Maybe I should of gone with my gut feeling and not bought a Leadtek card! This card is really, really loud! Like you can't work with how loud it is. If normal fans run at about 20DBa (I have 4 fans and 1 heatsink in the case) then this is like 100DBa and just isn't exceptable!

I have no idea what it was! This is my system

CPU:
AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ SOCKET 939 64-bit with HyperTransport Technology, 1MB cache - BOXED

Motherboard:
A8N-SLI PREMIUM - S939,NFORCE4 SLI,2PCIE

Graphics
Leadtek Winfast 6800GS, DDR3 256mb

Ram:
Corsair TWINX2048-3200 2GB (2x XMS1GB) PC-3200 Dual Ch. DDR RAM, 2x128Mx64non-ECC, 184-pin DIMMs, Unbuffered, 3-3-3-8, 64Mx8 DRAMs, Heat Spreader, Lifetime warranty, Designed in USA

Hard Drive:x3
Seagate ST3250823AS SATA NCQ 250G 8MB 7200.8

Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum with I/O Drive & IR Remote

Case:
Cooler Master CM Stacker 810

PSU:
560w SilverStone Zeus ST56ZF

DVD ROM:
Samsung DVD Rom Black 16X Drive OEM

DVD Burner:
Asus DRW-1608P

Monitor:
My old Hitachi CRT 17", good working order until the LCD comes in!

Speakers:
ACSP2500 Inspire 2500 2.1 speakers

Floppy Driver:
Sony 3.5" 1.44Mb Black Floppy Drive, MPF920Z121

Heat Sink:
Stock AMD heatsink!

Mouse:
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer With Tilt Wheel, Five Programmable Buttons, Accelerated Scrolling

Keyboard:
Multimedia Keyboard with Hot keys, Enhanced F keys, Zoom slider; and Optical Wheel Mouse; Interface: USB with a PS/2 adapter)

I have tried unplugging all the hard drives except one, I have tried unplugging all the DVD-ROMS and floppies. I am running at out solutions, I am going to try another graphics card when I can get my hands on one. But this is looking really bad. I tried searching the problem, etc, but no one seems to have the same problem!

Also can I used the 32-Bit version of Windows XP Pro or do I need the 64-Bit version?

If anyone can help me it would be appreciated!

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Old 12-16-2005, 02:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok I just tried installing the 64-Bit version of Windows and that didn't solve the problem! So I can rule that out!
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Ok try resetting the BIOS, make sure all the settings are at default. Go into windows and download/flash the latest version of BIOS for your motherboard.
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Tried that and that hasn't done anything!
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ok something is seriously wrong with that. i just built an x2 3800+ and i've never seen anything this fast before. if i had to point the finger at anything other than damaged or incorrectly installed components i'd have to say the Asus motherboard myself rather than the Leadtek card.
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Everything is correctly installed I certain on that. I think I may have to contact Asus :S. With your 3800+ did you use a 64-Bit version of Windows XP?
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well like usual Asus never reply to their customers! Anyone else know what I can do?
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