Made new PC but slow

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkychan, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Hi Guys,
    I made a new PC last week but seems to be running very slow.I need some opinions.See the specs.
    AMD Sempron 3.0
    DDR2 1.50 Gb Memory 400Mhz
    Motherboard PC Partner RX480AK7-A69X Socket 754
    256 DDR2 PCIe Vid card
    Win XP Pro
    Software installed:
    Microsoft Works / Dreamweaver MX / Photoshop 7 / Google Earth / Excel and Power Points / Firefox - only that.
    And connected to a usb printer.
    I had built sveral pcs before with all the sofwares plus a few more but with lesser specs - had no problems at all.
    The main sore is when open Works and a few tabs on Mozilla , trying to print some documents ., it seems to hog or hang.This will take about 3 -4 mins before it could responds.While printing documents , I cant even open any folder - can ., but will take 2 -3 mins to responds.
    What's wrong with it ? :(
     
  2. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    You could try posting a HiJackThis log. :)
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yeah Hijack this.
    Either that, or your computer isnt that fast.
    Whats you vid card?
     
  4. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Vid card Ge Force GT7300....what do you mean by pc not fast ? The spec is much better than the one I'm using now....and this one really has no problem..I 'll try hijack this and will keep on posting..Just a question ...why run Hijack this ?
     
  5. LeeJend

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    Most likely you did not get all the drivers installed correctly or the bios settings are incorrect. For office type tasks that you are having speed issues with your new computer should be fast enough.

    Most overlooked build items:
    - Make sure you have installed the USB 2.0 drivers. They are often a seperate step from the slower USB 1.1 drivers.
    - Make sure the bios is autodetecting the HD type and that Device Manager is set to use UDMA access (100 ro 133 whichever your drive supports).
    - If using an IDE HD make sure the HD cable is an 80 pin cable (it is stiffer and thinner with twice as many wires.
    - Make sure the bios auto detected your RAM speed and CPU speed correctly. Download CPUz (it is free at majorgeeks.com) and check what it says your speeds are set to.
    - Printer drivers may not be installed correctly.

    What cpu, ram and Version of windows were you running before?

    Have you installed XP or Vista on the new computer? If you installed Vista that computer may be too slow to run all of the fancy desktop features.

    General Info:
    The Sempron does not support dual channel memory access so it will be slower than many older systems that do support dual channel. The Sempron/Socket 754 has a crippled memory controller compared to the other AMD 64 chips.
     
  6. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Thanks LeeJend, no...not for Vista this time.I think I will uninstall and reinstall the drivers as you said.
    Previousy was using XP Pro and 1.25Gb 266 Mhz ram
    Now thinking of buying a new motherboard and cpu.
     
  7. LeeJend

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    If you're not using VISTA the MB and CPU you have should be plenty fast for dekstop tasks. Running the latest games will require you to reduce the video texture settings.

    Use CPUz to check what the CPU and memory settings are at. Several members have had their new computers default to wrong settings that were too slow.
     
  8. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    By not fast, i mean a sempron...