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November 13, 2008 1:38:42 AM

e8400 @ stock speeds
A-data 2gb 800mhz ram
7200.11 32mb 500gb hdd (15% used space)
8800gtx
780i
windows XP home sp3

i wouldnt be getting any slowdowns? should run as smooth as silk?

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November 13, 2008 1:54:49 AM

how fast for what? you might need to clarify what you expect to do from this rig. If its 1900x1200 gaming.. yeah.. its gonna slow you down.. if its for surfing the internet.. its great!
November 13, 2008 2:04:17 AM

1024x768 gaming, web surfing, and editing word documents. how fast should it start up ms word 2007?
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November 13, 2008 2:20:59 AM

299,792,458 m/s
November 13, 2008 2:29:21 AM

Are you going to be doing any overclocking or run multiple graphics cards because that mobo series is a bit overkill overwise. look at getting a P45 chipset instead maybe.
November 13, 2008 2:30:15 AM

faster than booting into windows ;) 
November 13, 2008 8:14:25 AM

orangegator said:
299,792,458 m/s


The speed of light? :o 

You sure? An object with mass requires infinite amount of energy to reach that speed :kaola: 
November 13, 2008 8:32:08 AM

don't even remember anyone timing how slow (not fast) their MS office starts *grins*

I notice that Firefox is slower to start then Explorer *shrug* and after I swapped to Vista (was on my laptop) then I just use Explorer and are quite happy with it.
November 13, 2008 8:40:44 AM

It would fit in one of the 3 'fastnesses' between "Somewhat Quick", and "Pretty good but my friend's is faster". Please take into account these are imperial measurements, not metric.
November 13, 2008 1:02:24 PM

Also, consider the fact that a very fast HDD like a velociraptor would bring down load times tremendously, while overclocking with LN2 wouldn't do that much, as far as loading goes.
November 13, 2008 3:03:15 PM

thanks for the replies.
i actually have this build (if you didnt guess) and it isnt running "as smooth as silk". ive seen videos of other similar builds and my build doesnt perform much faster than if i were to replace my e8400 with a e6750 (my mothers computer)
-the hdd is brand new; passed SeaTools tests yesterday
-fresh XP install just yesterday; only using <1gb of space (no porn is slowing it down) right now
-i removed the hdd jumper
-i updated the bios

any ideas?

p.s. im using XP home
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