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New build and need help with Bios settings (ASUS M4A79XTD)

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January 10, 2010 2:24:02 PM

I have built what I was expecting to be quite a powerful system but instead it seems a bit slow to be honest, I'm wondering if I need to set something particulary in the bios as I've just left it as standard apart setting the memory speed to 1600 instead of Auto.
This is what I'm using.

Asus M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX DDR3 Audio & Gigabit Ethernet

AMD Phenom II X4 955 AM3 3.2GHz 6MB Black Edition

Kingston 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 HyperX Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-27)

ZOTAC GTS250 AMP! 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card

Arctic Power X-Power Pro 950W GTX Extreme Modular PSU - 14cm Fan, 4x PCI-E, 8x SATA

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


Do you reckon I need to set up voltages etc of whether this could all be down to my hard drive as I have 5x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint HD103UJ Sata drives and on the windows performance information it is giving my primary drive a performance of 4.9 out of a maximum of 7.9, everything else is in the 7's.

Many thanks in advance.

Jason.
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January 10, 2010 3:00:43 PM

Try manually setting the memory to 1333 or 1600 at the default timings. Check the ram label for voltage specs, and change the bios if needed. I would never use 5 hardrives, but if that's your need, then use the hardrive software to setup up the drives with one boot and 4 secondary which may improve your boot up time.
January 10, 2010 3:37:52 PM

Thanks for your reply, as above I've set the memory to 1600 and everything else is standard, I'll have a look at the volts. At the moment the drives show up as 1x System and 4x Primary, I'll have a look into how to change the primary to secondary, Cheers, Jason.
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