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a b V Motherboard
September 30, 2010 3:02:29 PM

I Have Just built this rig.


AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition

ASUS M4A87TD/ USB3

2G kingston KHX 1600 CL9

ATI 5750

1TB WD Caviar Green



things are going really slow...any ideas/incompatibilties i might not be aware of?

A friend of mine said that i should be increasing the RAM with another 2 g's....is that true?

appreciate helping me with this matter

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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 30, 2010 3:21:22 PM

^Yep, especially if you're running Windows x64 4GB is the minimum.

Q - How much Physical RAM is being used {normally}?

BTW - unless you ADDED more "stuff" a/k/a Apps then you" 1: may have a Virus, 2: may have less than 25% available {free} HDD space. Run MSCONFIG - set Diagnostic - restart - then begin adding ALL Microsoft services from the start-up tab.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 30, 2010 3:29:51 PM

Processor x86 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3 AuthenticAMD ~3211 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0801, 5/4/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5574 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080402-1256)"
User Name KARISCII\kareem
Time Zone United Kingdom Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.13 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 715 V Motherboard
September 30, 2010 4:22:31 PM

Do the following in order:

1. Create a Restore point {back-up your registry}
2. D/L {Malwarebytes Anti-Malware} http://download.cnet.com/malwarebytes-anti-malware/3000...
3. D/L {CCleaner} - http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/3000-2086_4-10315544....

4. Install & Run {full scan} Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
5. Restart

6. Install & Run {Registry Integrity} CCleaner
7. Restart

If still "slow" then -
8. Run MSCONFIG - set Diagnostic - restart - then begin adding ALL Microsoft services + AV Software from the start-up tab
9. {repeat by adding first Services -> NO startups}; finding the "culprit(s)"
10 . {repeat by adding first Startup}; finding the "culprit(s)"

Paging File - Flush the paging file.
11. Change from "...managed" to -> No Paging file
12. Restart
13. Change back to "...managed..."
14. Restart

Maintenance - Defrag "C" {XP}; Windows Vista/7 "should be" automatic.

I looked above: 32-bit OS, RAM usage ~ 50%, Paging file should be ~ smaller.

Good Luck!
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 1, 2010 11:27:21 AM

well, I suspect that Kingston RAM. I had a similar thing with it before.

I am buying another stick today, A-DATA I think!
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b V Motherboard
October 1, 2010 12:54:45 PM

You should have installed the latest chipset drivers from Asus. Since these boards are new, Windows does not have correct, optimized drivers for them. RAM size of 2 GB is not that bad.
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 715 V Motherboard
October 1, 2010 2:11:24 PM

^+1 get the EXACT SAME RAM. 2GB of RAM on an XP 32-bit OS is generally adequate, more won't hurt but won't necessarily help either.

My guess is your system is being bogged down by "junk" running in the background, worst a virus or malware. As a last resort you can always backup you data and reformat the HDD and install a fresh OS + Apps {the ones you need only}.

Good Luck!
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