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New build extremely slow

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December 17, 2010 10:08:38 PM

I put together a decent build(i thought) for work. It's slow as heck. I don't know if something is wrong.

It's a AMD athlon X3 445, 4 gigs memory, two f4s in raid 1. When trying to install the os, it takes forever. Just the first screen, I get the mouse and background for about ten minutes, then it gives me the option to start now. Is the proc just that slow? I've only ever done win 7 on a 920.

Could I have something off on the raid or drive settings? Clocks look to be where they should be.

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December 17, 2010 10:33:40 PM

The F4s are going to be quite slow compared to a normal drive, they arent performance drives and in RAID 1 you will be taking a slight write speed hit due to some overhead in the controllers. I would definitely blame it on the F4s and not the CPU.
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December 17, 2010 10:53:06 PM

But the hdd light is not on. This is before any hdd activity. Also these are the 320gb 7200 drives.
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