Shouldn't my i7 920

shouldn't my i7 920 be able to download + install program + windows media player video watch of course + Internet explore
go smoothly and not lag while doing all these things at once??
i feel my old intel core 2 E6600 Processor handles things like this more smoothly than my i7 what gives??

i did fresh installation of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit updated

my specs:
BUNDLE: None
BLUETOOTH: None
CD: LG 22X DVD+/-/+/-RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
CAS: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Silver Color)
CASUPGRADE: None
CS_FAN: Default case fans
CPU: Intel(R) CoreT i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
FAN: XtremeGear Ultra Triple Heatpipes Cool Copper Heatsink CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof) [-11]
FREEBIE_RM: None
FA_HDD: None
FLASHMEDIA: None
FLOPPY: None
HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
MODEM: None
MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset CrossFireX/SLI Support LGA1366 DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [-2]
MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+69] (Corsair or Major Brand)
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts Power Supplies [+26] (XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply)
PRINTER: None
PRINTER_CABLE: None
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TVRC: None
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [DirectX 11 Support] [+154] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
VC_PHYSX: None
VC_GAMES: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+1015)
_view_: d
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SUBTOTAL $1,015.00
Sales Tax (N/A) $0.00
Shipping: UPS 3 Day $85.00
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GRAND TOTAL $1,100.
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  1. You sur u got all the video drivers installed? Also all your chipset drivers
  2. saaiello said:
    You sur u got all the video drivers installed? Also all your chipset drivers

    yeah..i pretty much install the cd drivers for the motherboard
    done microsoft windows updates

    my system properties says i7 920 2.67GHz 2.79 GHz
    6 GB Ram installed

    i done everything i can think of and did the run dxdiag and it says that i have direx 11
  3. Did you get your drivers for your 5770 from ati.com
  4. saaiello said:
    Did you get your drivers for your 5770 from ati.com



    yeah.. i downloaded that too from ati.com i think i should take it to computer store to get it check out??
    if there's 10 pictures with 10 downlod files

    my web browser says on bottom of the page 10 items remaining downloading from http:///address.com/name.jpb

    and this page for example says Error on page
  5. go to the oem sites and download the newest drivers the ones that come with the hard ware are almost always outdated.
  6. victomofreality said:
    go to the oem sites and download the newest drivers the ones that come with the hard ware are almost always outdated.

    OEM?? where can i find that?? sorry i dont know much about bios updates and oem stuff regarding motherboards
  7. yunggeh said:
    OEM?? where can i find that?? sorry i dont know much about bios updates and oem stuff regarding motherboards

    hi
    what the above person meant was that go to the website of and download latest drivers for all for system's hardware. the drivers that come with the hardware are always outdated even if u buy an ati radeon 5970, which is a new model, u will still get drivers that are not the latest. hope i helped.
  8. lordszone said:
    hi
    what the above person meant was that go to the website of and download latest drivers for all for system's hardware. the drivers that come with the hardware are always outdated even if u buy an ati radeon 5970, which is a new model, u will still get drivers that are not the latest. hope i helped.



    WTF.. i left my computer running all night woke up tried to shut down computer and it wouldn't shut down it was beign non responsive
    jeeze man im getting fed up maybe i should get it returned
  9. If you have a clean install, then yes, your system should be perfectly capable of handling that at once.

    Always download the newest drivers from the site of the manufacturer of the motherboard, video card, sound card and any other component in your system.

    Out of interest, do you have a link for that CPU cooler of yours? And could you do some temp readings (just use HWMonitor) in idle and stressed with Prime95 and report back?
  10. yunggeh said:
    WTF.. i left my computer running all night woke up tried to shut down computer and it wouldn't shut down it was beign non responsive
    jeeze man im getting fed up maybe i should get it returned


    Make sure that your ram latencies and voltage is set correctly in BIOS.
  11. lothdk said:
    Make sure that your ram latencies and voltage is set correctly in BIOS.

    i'll try to use the prim55 and then try to see how this goes over the weekend but if things dont get better i'll leave it at comp store to see what the issues are and if by then it dont feel right i think imma try to get a refund and return this crap comp
  12. yunggeh said:
    yeah..i pretty much install the cd drivers for the motherboard
    done microsoft windows updates


    I make it a hard practice NEVER to let Windows Update install and "optional" updates. I run WU and get essential (OS) updates and install them. R=Then I run WU and let it check for any driver updates, write down the results but don't install. I then pull drivers off manufacturer web sites .... kids, family, friends, employees using WU optional updates has led to more OS re-installs than i care to count.
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