I Have Just built this rig.

AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition


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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  1. ^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.
  2. 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
  3. 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/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
    3. D/L {CCleaner} - http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/3000-2086_4-10315544.html

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

    I am buying another stick today, A-DATA I think!
  5. 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.
  6. ^+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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