New hard drive help!
I purchased a new hard drive the other day, a Seagate ST3160021A Barracuda 160GB 7200rpm 2MB Cache.
I connected it all up and installed windows and the usual programs. But then I started to realise it was going very slowly e.g. Opening windows and when I play an online game, whenever I minimised it then got it back up again, it would go jolty for about 1 min then go back to normal.
So I decided to over clock my CPU to 1.73gig, but it didn't make any difference and it was still very bad. So now I am on my old hard drive because I couldn't stand the new one. I'm a bit suck because I am not sure if my CPU is too slow for the big hard drive? Or weather the hard drive is faulty?
P.S My pc spec is:
512mb DDR400 PC3200 Cl2.5 Memory Module
Western Digital Caviar 80Gb 7200rpm EIDE Hard Drive
Geforce 4 64MB graphics card
AMD Athlon XP2400 266 FSB 256 Cache Thoroughbred
Sony 48x24x48x16x IDE DRIVE (COMBO)
MSI KT4AV-L SKT A 8X AGP DDR/Sound/lAN/USB2.0 Motherboard