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Old 01-19-2005, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New hard drive help!

I bought a new 160gig hard drive and got windows installed and all the usual stuff. But my pc has started running really slow, opening files, opening windows etc. I have an althon xp 1800 +, which i overclocked to 1.73, but it still went very slow... It got so bad that i have now put in my old hard drive. Anyone got any ideas too why it's going slow? Do i need a faster processor?
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160gig/40gig (160 gig removed!)
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Geforce 4 64MB

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Old 01-19-2005, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the 160 gig HD?

Also try putting it on a different IDE channel

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Old 01-20-2005, 08:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I will try and put it onto another IDE channel, the hard drive is:
"Seagate ST3160021A Barracuda 160GB 7200rpm 2MB Cache - OEM"
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Old 01-20-2005, 08:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Make sure the new drive is set as master and the old one set as slave. I would suggest that you put the hard drives on the same ide channle (both on one ribbon), then put your optical drives on the other.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Also check.....

That you're using the correct Transfer Mode for your HD (setting in BIOS) and that you have DMA enabled on the drive.
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