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February 8, 2010 5:49:27 PM

my quadcore is slow. Often i want to check the internet or open an application, the pc doesnt respond for second. What stuff can i use to check the pc for slow components or wrong drivers or...
thanks in advance

btw, isntalled the lite version of sandra but i dont think that program is suitable

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2010 5:51:13 PM

We need specs to even begin to help. If you're just looking for benchmarking software, check Step 10 of the "Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC" sticky.
February 8, 2010 5:53:24 PM

MadAdmiral said:
We need specs to even begin to help. If you're just looking for benchmarking software, check Step 10 of the "Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC" sticky.



thanks for the fast reply. about the specs; what do you need or should i use a tool to export the specs into a , lts say, txt file??
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2010 5:57:59 PM

By specs, I meant we need to know the exact components in the build. List the name and model of each part (CPU, mobo, RAM, etc.).

For the results, most will give a single score, temperature or some other measure.
February 9, 2010 3:18:23 PM



Processor
Model : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Speed : 2.8GHz
Cores per Processor : 4 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Quad-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 4x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L2 On-board Cache : 4x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing
L3 On-board Cache : 8MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 8 threads sharing

Computer
Mainboard : Asus P6T
BIOS : AMI 0707 08/18/2009
Bus(es) : ISA X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 6GB DIMM DDR3

Chipset
Model : ASUS X58 I/O Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.41GHz (4.82GHz)

Chipset
Model : Intel Core Desktop (Bloomfield) UnCore
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 2.41GHz (4.82GHz)
Total Memory : 6GB DIMM DDR3
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 536MHz (1GHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Corsair CM3X2G1600C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CM3X2G1600C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CM3X2G1600C9 2GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)

Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (32 SM4.0 1.4GHz, 1GB DDR2 2x400MHz, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (32SP 4C 1.4GHz, 1GB 2x400MHz)
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (32SP 4C 1.4GHz, 1GB 2x400MHz)
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (1005.6MB 2x400MHz)

Storage Devices
ST31000340AS (1TB, SATA150, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ) : 932GB (D:) 
SAMSUNG HD320KJ (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) : 298GB (E:) 
SAMSUNG HD400LJ (400GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) : 373GB (F:) 
ST31000340AS (1TB, SATA300, 3.5") : 932GB (C:) 
HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GSA-H31L (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (Y:) 
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : N/A (Z:) 

Logical Storage Devices
Data (D:)  : 932GB (NTFS) @ ST31000340AS (1TB, SATA150, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ)
Hard Disk (E:)  : 298GB (NTFS) @ SAMSUNG HD320KJ (320GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache)
System Reserved : 100MB (NTFS)
Personal (F:)  : 373GB (NTFS) @ SAMSUNG HD400LJ (400GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache)
Hard Disk (C:)  : 931GB (NTFS) @ ST31000340AS (1TB, SATA300, 3.5")
3.5" 1.44MB (A:)  : N/A
Optical Drive (Y:)  : N/A @ HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GSA-H31L (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)
Optical Drive (Z:)  : N/A @ TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : ASUS LPC Interface Controller
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : T0 A5-13h
Audio Device : ASUS HD Audio Controller
Audio Codec : Realtek Semiconductor 888 High Definition Audio
Disk Controller : ASUS 4 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS 2 port SATA IDE Controller
Disk Controller : ASUS JMB36X PCIE-to-SATAII/IDE RAID Controller
USB Controller 1 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #4
USB Controller 2 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #5
USB Controller 3 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #6
USB Controller 4 : ASUS USB EHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 5 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #1
USB Controller 6 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #2
USB Controller 7 : ASUS USB UHCI Controller #3
USB Controller 8 : ASUS USB EHCI Controller #1
FireWire/1394 Controller 1 : ASUS 3403h
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Snagit 9 Printer (600x600, Colour)
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Printer : HP Photosmart C5200 series (1200x1200, USB, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

Network Services
Network Adapter : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) (Ethernet, 1Gbps)
Network Adapter : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 (Ethernet, 100Mbps)
Network Adapter : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 (Ethernet, 100Mbps)

Power Management
Mains (AC) Line Status : On-Line

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Business 6.01.7600
Platform Compliance : x64

Windows Experience Index
Current System : 4.2
February 9, 2010 3:22:27 PM

my main hd is a st31000340as(seagate). Hdtune isnt giving me a tempurature for that drive. My second hd is also a st31000340as, the temperature for that drive is 29 celsius; that drive has the spin retry count oa and b8 unknow attribute in yellow
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2010 3:26:44 PM

I don't see anything glaringly wrong. The video card is a little old, but that wouldn't cause the computer to slow outside of games or other graphics intense programs.

Of course, that's assuming everything is working correctly. Have you run any benchmarking or diagnostics?

If not, I would suggest running Prime95 and Real Temp for at least an hour and looking at the hgihest temperature the CPU reaches. While I don't expect heat to be an issue, it's something that can be checked quickly.

After that, download MemTest86+ from memtest.org, burn the ISO image to a CD and then boot from it (like you did to install Windows). Let that run overnight or through at least 7 passes. That will let you know if the memory is good.

The main culprit of freezing/slowness would be the RAM, so start with that.
February 9, 2010 3:30:15 PM

ok, thanks for the fast reply. will do those test. btw, just noticed that the write cache isnt enabled ad my bootdisk; should i enable it?
February 9, 2010 3:40:44 PM

btw, about the prime95. how shoul i run that??
February 9, 2010 3:43:19 PM

mmm real temp gt is hot...???
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2010 3:45:18 PM

You download it (find the links in the Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC) and install it. Then just run the program. Have Real Temp open at the same it.
February 9, 2010 4:37:12 PM

the tests runned for an hour. highets temperature in real temp is: 100, minimum is 84.
o errors and warnings in prime
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2010 4:41:16 PM

Is that degrees F or C? If it's F, that's extremely cool. If it's C, it's extremely hot, which could be the problem...
February 9, 2010 4:51:23 PM

its in C. I noticed that when i closed prime, the temperatures dropped to 45 celsius
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2010 5:00:11 PM

That's because Prime95 is used to stress the CPU. The more the CPU works, the hotter it gets. The 45 is the base temp.

Are you using stock cooling? What's the case?
February 10, 2010 3:17:14 PM

am using a arctic cooler freezing xtreme 2 with a chieftec mesh lcx-01 casing
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2010 3:21:08 PM

How many case fans do you have running? Are you sure you install the CPU cooler correction (used thermal compound, screwed down tight, etc.)?
February 10, 2010 3:26:01 PM

no casefan, am not sure which one to get(need to be silence offcourse). About the cpu cooler; think its ok. Used the white cooling stuff.
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2010 3:29:21 PM

You really need case fans. I'm willing to bet that will solve the problem. Or at least keep your CPU from bursting into flames.
February 10, 2010 3:31:31 PM

MadAdmiral said:
You really need case fans. I'm willing to bet that will solve the problem. Or at least keep your CPU from bursting into flames.



how many; 2 and which can you advice?
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 10, 2010 3:38:52 PM

However many you can fit. Look for some quiet ones, as I believe you can search on Newegg by decibals (dba).
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