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Computer running super slow after OS installed

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April 11, 2009 4:09:07 AM

I just made a new computer, 4gb ram, 9800 GT 1GB ram video card, 3 GHZ dual core prossesor. And my computer is running as slow as a computer with 1mb of ram. I dont know what to do, i cant do anything on it. I can even install my drivers
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April 12, 2009 6:18:44 AM

start menu-->right click on my computer-->properties
this will show how much RAM is recognized and the cpu. Are they correct?

Open the task manager and watch the performance tab. Is the cpu or RAM being tapped out?
April 14, 2009 1:12:17 AM

start menu-->right click on my computer-->properties--> device manager. Under computer does it say Standard PC or ACPI Multiprocessor PC? I had the same problem with my dual core until I realized I set-up the install wrong. My computer was running VERY slow also, only utilizing one core. Task Manager only showed one core also.
April 14, 2009 9:59:51 PM

I've seen this probelm a few times where other people have built computers them selves.

At the momment, your pc is using the default XP drivers which are no good. Once you install ALL of the motherboard, graphics card, "RAID" drivers, it should run great because its a good spec.

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