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October 26, 2011 2:43:29 PM

I want to say thank you to community before starting.I'm having some problems with AMD Phenom II and ASUS motherboard.
Well actually i feel like my pc is slowing down very much.It is like giving performance that of amd athlon 1.67 ghz with 512 MB ram.(i was having this config previously before changing to new one.)

Here is my new config of PC
http://pastebin.com/5TcP4esJ

So i searched for this problem find many things but i can not decide what is wrong with my system.I think this new system must be at least faster 2--3 times than previous one..but it is being slow..as of hell.

What i find that
i'm having 250 W PSU which might be one of the problem.

I've done few things my self..ram test.They were okay.
Fresh install of OS XP and Win7 dual boot on SATA.
Updated bios 2403 version


Details of my pc in short
CPU : AMD 965 (Phenom II X4 3.4 Ghz) No over cloacking is done default setup
MOtherboard: M4A88T-M
Gfx Card: Nvidia 8400GS 1 GB
2 fans on chasis
2 HDD (sata 320GB and 80 GB)
CRT monitor
2GB x 2 DDR3 rams (no changes)
cabinet: I-ball Entizer

Also I've installed the EPU 4 engine that comes with asus cd which is on max power saving mode and i also change it to max performance mode when needed....but also without installing this software it keeps this problem...

also please tell me can hard disc one of the problem that might be arising to system unstability..

Also if i want to buy new psu please give recommendation with considering future changes in GFX card thank you...

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a c 274 ) Power supply
October 26, 2011 3:03:43 PM

Yes a 250W psu is less then desireable since your cpu draws 95W alone.
Unstable power can and is adversely affecting system performance.
I'd run some HDD diagnostic software(free from makers website) on your hard drives(been along time since an 80gb hdd was manufactured)
Where do you live?
Budget for psu?
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a b ) Power supply
October 26, 2011 3:17:33 PM

His cpu is a 125W on normal use, 100% maxed out will pull almost 160W. The gpu probably uses at least 120W just with that, as i am guestimating. A new PSU will fix at least a portion of the problem. Here are some good ones in the $50-$75 range:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$70 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$45 after MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$59 after Promo Code

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$70

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a b ) Power supply
October 26, 2011 5:13:34 PM

I echo the sentiment that 250W isn't going to cut it, even top of the line 250s.

Look at the links casualbuilder posted.
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October 27, 2011 1:25:47 PM

davcon said:
Yes a 250W psu is less then desireable since your cpu draws 95W alone.
Unstable power can and is adversely affecting system performance.
I'd run some HDD diagnostic software(free from makers website) on your hard drives(been along time since an 80gb hdd was manufactured)
Where do you live?
Budget for psu?

I live in India.But does this problem is could be because of CPU?What you think?...
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a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2011 1:38:47 PM

cpu is very good for AMD. top gaming chip out right now. your psu is a huge problem. Do you have a stock cooler on your cpu? what are your temps running Prime95? Use CoreTemp to monitor your temps. Please post when you can.

What thermal pasted did you use?
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a c 274 ) Power supply
October 27, 2011 5:00:05 PM

CyberV said:
I live in India.But does this problem is could be because of CPU?What you think?...

Your cpu and mobo are good ,your psu is terrible for your system.
Check out your temps as casualbuilder has suggested.
It's very important that you replace the smps/psu as soon as possible it can damage your other components.
Corsair Builder Series 500W
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Corsair+Builder+Serie...(CMPSU-500CX)_C14P10384.html
http://www.primeabgb.com/index.php?page=shop.product_de...
Seasonic 520W
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Seasonic+520W+PowerSu...(S12II-520)_C14P7879.html
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October 28, 2011 5:07:44 AM

casualbuilder said:
cpu is very good for AMD. top gaming chip out right now. your psu is a huge problem. Do you have a stock cooler on your cpu? what are your temps running Prime95? Use CoreTemp to monitor your temps. Please post when you can.

What thermal pasted did you use?


thermal pasted: anabond heat sink compund

here is screenshot of coretemp:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/443/coretempscr.pn...
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October 28, 2011 5:22:33 AM

I haven't used the prime95 ...I've downloaded it started the test...and wooh...on core-temp ...temp of core starts rising so i was little scared.....should i be continuing that test..up to what temp ..i should shut down the prime 95?..will it make my CPU like boom boom...it's just one year ...i think amd has 3 years warranty....

i'm posting one screenshot of coretemp when prime 95 was running test..
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/46/coretempscr2.pn...
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a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 10:26:54 AM

well, as long as you stay around 55c for your max temp, +/- 3c, you should be ok. Hot chips will shut your computer down, or cause a BSoD, but USUALLY nothing as far as immediate 'BOOM BOOM'.
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a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 10:27:22 AM

also, i cant view pics at work, so please type load temps out on your core temp.
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a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 1:04:04 PM

His Tj Max was 99c and his CPU max was 57c in the picture.
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a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 1:09:34 PM

temps are good, im sticking with my guns here on my first post, get a better PSU. Please refer to the ones i previously listed.
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a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 1:17:59 PM

I also maintain. Antec Earthwatts 430 or so shouldn't set you back overly much.
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October 28, 2011 2:18:29 PM

ok thanks guys for reply...i will change it soon....then will post results back,...thanks...again to all
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October 28, 2011 2:35:36 PM

davcon said:
Yes a 250W psu is less then desireable since your cpu draws 95W alone.
Unstable power can and is adversely affecting system performance.
I'd run some HDD diagnostic software(free from makers website) on your hard drives(been along time since an 80gb hdd was manufactured)
Where do you live?
Budget for psu?


sir can you tell me which HHD diagnostic software should i use? freeware if possible...Thank you
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October 28, 2011 2:37:59 PM

If possible can also tell me about any heat sink for my processor...as I'm using heat that comes with processor it self...i think...?
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a b ) Power supply
October 28, 2011 3:00:55 PM

Actually dav, 80GB HDD's are still made today. newegg has them all the time.
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October 28, 2011 4:15:40 PM

Best answer selected by CyberV.
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