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March 30, 2011 2:19:48 AM

Hello all.

I just upgraded my system. my prev build i had a

ASUS m4a785-m mobo
6gigs OCZ ram (the black cool loooking am lol)
GTX 470
Amd ath @ 2.8
Kingston 90g SSd (forget the type)



and the lowest computer performance scores was a 7.3

i just upgraded the mobo and ram fro now to a

ASUS CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA
and some kingston ram @ 2x4g for 8 total gigs.
and the rest was recycled until i figg out what i wanna get.

so when i did the test, i now have a 5.4 total score with the culprit being the SSD


any ideas? does it mean that my system is really that slow? usually HDDs get a 5 etc....right?
and SSDs higher? cause if my SSd read @7.3 then why the drop?
do i have to install anything or?

im a but stumped.

thanks in advance.

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a c 353 G Storage
March 30, 2011 2:34:43 AM

You are prably using incorrect drivers for the SSD, unless your Old MB and your New MB use the same chipset - Doughtfull.

How about all the other drivers that were unique to your Old MB.

Generally when swapping out the MB for a "NEWER" version it is best to re-install the operating system. You can always change out drivers on a one to one bases, But things get left in the registry that can later bite you, and are difficualt to trace down.
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March 30, 2011 11:16:41 AM

ahhh ok i c i c


im planning on buying a new cpu later today...i just started with mobo n ram yesterday.
so if i add the cpu and optical discdrive etc...


should i reinstall after that?
or still go ahead now since the mobo is the biggest thing one can upgrade?

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March 30, 2011 12:14:04 PM

optical disk drive is not countable in that system test, afaik
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a c 353 G Storage
March 30, 2011 1:05:06 PM

I'd go ahead and do the reinstall prior to installing the new CPU and optical disk drive. Neither of these two components will be affected by doing the re-install before or after. If on a slim chance you have a problem with CPU/dvd instal you know it is these two components - not something in your setup.
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April 9, 2011 12:11:10 AM

Best answer selected by somdow.
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