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March 30, 2012 12:45:35 PM

Friends, I've built a new PC last week and it isn't as fast as expected..

Issues (I think):

1.My motherboard supports SATA 6gb/s and My HDD also does but I'm not getting more data transfer rate. (I'm getting 30 MB/s while copying files using default windows copy.
2.My friend with 1st gen i3 with veryold gpu gets more framerate for GTA 4 while I don't get frame rate (average 15 fps in benchmark).
3.For win XP, when I connect my monitor using HDMI cable, The desktop isn't appearing full screen.(I mean there isn't display on entire monitor. borders are in black colour upto 1 inch)
4. The startup times and shutdown time is looong..(more than 1 minute)

My PC specs:

Intel i5 2500k Processor
Asus p8h67 M LX Mother board
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS)
Transcend 4 GB DDR3 RAM
Nekolo 700w PSU
Acer 22 inch monitor Resolution 1920 x 1080
Nvidia GT 520 GPU

I've inserted the HDD cable in 6Gb/s slot in Mobo and Even after inserting HDMI cable, Realtek doesn't show HDMI output option.Why?????
Guys help me out

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March 30, 2012 12:57:23 PM

You dont have a video card listed. The gpu built into the i5 is great for office work and internet browsing but it cant play games. You need a GPU, a AMD HD6770 or Nvidia 550 at the least.

If your not getting good HD transfer speeds try getting the newest mother board drivers from Asus.
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March 30, 2012 12:58:19 PM

1) a standard HD cannot transfer data much faster than 30MB/sec, it does not matter what connection standard it supports.
To use the ever reliable car anology - it doesn't matter if you drive on a dirt road or on a 4 lane highway if your max speed is 30mph - Sata is the road your using not the speed of your harddrive :-)

2) frame rate in games is also very much dependent on the graphics card you use and which one your friend is using - CPU is only one part of the equation.

4) This is caused by speed of harddisk and number of services that run during startup - you processor has very little to do with that
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March 30, 2012 1:03:05 PM

Agree with the above details - SSDs and 10K HDDs are really the only drives you'll see a distinctive difference on read/write speeds for a non-raid setup.

Also, why oh why didn't you install win7?
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March 30, 2012 1:06:00 PM

On HDD - There is no difference in performance between a SATA II HDD On a sata II interface than a SATA III on a SATA III interface other than the very short Burst speed.
Simple reason is that the throughput is Limited to Platter Density and RPMs, which DO NOT saturate a SATA II port - hense no real gain. This is more a marketing ploy that just says it will work fine on a sata III port, NOT that it will preform faster.

Want Faster Boot time and program loading times you have to move up to a SSD which is about 20 -> 40 times faster than a HDD. Has a cost premium as much higher cost per gigabyte.

On screen, My quess is that you have NOT set the output resulution to match the native resolution on the monitor. With LCD panels when the resolution is lower than native then you get a smaller screen display. If you have the iGPU resolution set to 1920 x 1080 and still have a smaller screen display, then it's most likely a monitor adjustment..

Game performance is based on the GPU in most cases. I did not see a dedicated GPU in your configuration so you are limited to the performance of the HD3000 (iGPU) - This is NOT a good GPU for Gameing. Get a "REAL" GPU.
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March 30, 2012 1:16:31 PM

What?! A hdd can only copy around 30 MB/s?? what bull is this?

My HDD will read/write at around 150MB/s.

Are you copying/writing to an external HDD via USB?
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March 30, 2012 1:42:54 PM

Sorry guys,Forgot to list my graphic card..it is Nvidia GT 520
Im using both win 7 and win XP.
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March 30, 2012 1:45:19 PM

I've got Nvidia GT 520 with 3797 MB Memory..
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March 30, 2012 1:49:38 PM

RetiredChief said:


On screen, My quess is that you have NOT set the output resulution to match the native resolution on the monitor. With LCD panels when the resolution is lower than native then you get a smaller screen display. If you have the iGPU resolution set to 1920 x 1080 and still have a smaller screen display, then it's most likely a monitor adjustment...


The Screen resolution is 1920x1080 for both win7 and win XP.. My win 7 is fine but that problem only appears with win XP and that too......Only when I connect my monitopr using HDMI cable.. When I connect it using VGA cable, its fine. No matter what resolution I set, the resolution is changing but the black blank screen doesn't dis appear.
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March 30, 2012 2:04:57 PM

^ I'm guessing this is more a monitor function if XP and windows 7 are displaying the same resolution. back of my mind I saw this on one of my 24 in monitors - a difference sized display between using VGA and HDMI output.
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March 30, 2012 2:08:08 PM

@ xbeater
I know NOT how you or the OP derived your HDD performance.
Which benchmark used??. Was it using windows transfer rate, if so, what the source drive was as this would then be determined primarily by the slowest drive.
Benchmark programs are generally a poor source; in some cases it’s like comparing apples and organs. Example:
.. Comparing Sequential read/writes vs random 4 K read writes. In real life coping a Very large Video file = Sequential, on the other hand if Just coping a large (MBs) of files then = 4 K Random
.. Does benchmark use readily compressible data such ATTO uses or data that is not compressible such as AS SSD uses. AS SSD is much closer to Real life than ATTO
As I could not find a “Good” review of the specified drive, I did find this. From the Quote the Avg read/writes for a Seagate drive was around 84/98 MB/Sec. BUT this was for readily compressible data a Sequential. True performance would be much lower.
Quotes:
The Seagate HDD had an average read rate of 98MB/sec and a write time of 87MB/sec.
Using HDTach, the read/write results were quite different. OCZ's drive showed a 196MB/sec read rate, the Seagate, 84.6MB/sec.
End Quote

@ bucknutty – Latest Intel Driver is 10.8 (or was), But that would not improve performance of a mechanical HDD over say the older 10.6 driver.

@ Winnick – Your analogy is backwards – More like a Moped on a two lane road can NOT go faster on a 4-lane road, need to get a real car to increase speed and take advantage of the faster road.
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March 30, 2012 2:12:43 PM

I just want to say 2 things:
- Your GPU is not enough for that game.
- Make SURE you have the latest patch for that game, because the difference is huge.
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March 30, 2012 2:26:38 PM

chandradhar said:

1.My motherboard supports SATA 6gb/s and My HDD also does but I'm not getting more data transfer rate. (I'm getting 30 MB/s while copying files using default windows copy.


The SATA interface is just that, only an interface. A typical mechanical hard drive isn't going to saturate a SATA 3 connection. 30 MB/s does seem low for a mechanical hard drive none the less. But is still with in "range". And this is also largely dependent on the types of files your copying. I would suggest running some benchmarks like ATTO http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_B... and recording your findings from that instead.

chandradhar said:
2.My friend with 1st gen i3 with veryold gpu gets more framerate for GTA 4 while I don't get frame rate (average 15 fps in benchmark).


Not sure what his "veryold" GPU is but there are plenty that would consider some GPUs as "old" that can outperform lower end new gpus. The 520 is a low end gpu. You can expect less then stellar performance depending on the game and settings with that card. GTA 4 is also known to be a system taxing game.

chandradhar said:
3.For win XP, when I connect my monitor using HDMI cable, The desktop isn't appearing full screen.(I mean there isn't display on entire monitor. borders are in black colour upto 1 inch)


This confuses me. You say there "isn't" a display, but then say there are borders in black up to one inch? Can't help you there, sorry.

chandradhar said:
4. The startup times and shutdown time is looong..(more than 1 minute)


One minute can feel like forever. I suggest customizing your BIOS (only if your comfortable) first and setting things up like quickboot, first boot drive, no splash screen, what PCI slot to use as display first. These things will help shave off some seconds. Then I would recommend disabling any start up programs you do not need


chandradhar said:
Guys help me out
Hope I did, good luck brother. :D 
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March 30, 2012 2:34:32 PM

On GPU (I'm NOT a gamer), from what I found I would aggree with skaz. Did find this
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The GT 520 consistently beats the DDR3 based HD 6450 running at 625 MHz while the GTX is running at 810. You can get playable frame-rates from many high-end games which is impressive for a card in the $50-$60 price range; though you are going to have to do some work under the hood to get the FPS of to 30 or more. Turn the resolution down to 1280x1024—No AA, and perhaps sacrifice a full screen view in some games. Though a game player in this segment would expect to sacrifice some luxuries in favor of a playable FPS. .
End Quote.

More on HDD transfer.
Down load AS SSD, install/run. DO NOT need to run benchmark, unless you want to. When opening the program look at the upper left where it shows the Driver. If it shows pcide = Bad, you could improve performance by switching it to msahsci for the driver.
If Pcide you will need to 1) edit your registry, reboot and set your MB Bios to ahci
More info on this:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=llsin&gs_nf=1&pq=nv...

Added: @ skaz - While ATTO is what most manuf use in advertizing the various drives, I find AS SSD (I know it is primarily for the Much faster SSDs) more representative of what a user will see in real life day-to-day usage. Your comments on how to shave some seconds are vary valid..
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March 30, 2012 2:46:41 PM

Lord Captivus said:
I just want to say 2 things:
- Your GPU is not enough for that game.
- Make SURE you have the latest patch for that game, because the difference is huge.


Yeah I agree about the patch for GTA 4. I couldn't even run the game on my GTS 450, I benchmarked at 60fps but in game it was more like 10fps (unpatched). I never got to patch it because it wasn't my game and I was just testing my new setup.

I have a WD 750gb Sata 3 and when moving files It says it's running at 30mb/s. Also don't forget when your moving/copying files to different locations on your HDD the actuator has to keep sweeping back and forward to read then write which can cause it to show slower readings then the actual reading and writing speeds. I personally don't feel that the HDD effects performance too much apart from when new textures or levels are loading. Skyrim takes about 2-6 seconds to load a new area on my computer so it's not really too bad, It's actually pretty annoying when I'm looking at a 3D model or am trying to read some info provided to keep you entertained in the loading process XD.
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March 30, 2012 2:54:13 PM

^ Minor clarification:
Quote: Also don't forget when your moving/copying files to different locations on your HDD the actuator has to keep sweeping back and forward to read then write which can cause it to show slower readings End quote.
If this is writing / moving files from one HDD drive to another HDD it is true. BUT NOT true if moving say from one directory on the SAME HDD as The only thing that is changed is the FAT pointers to the files - the Files themself are not physically moved from one sector to a different sector.
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March 30, 2012 4:29:21 PM

That GPU is what is holding back your video performance.
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March 30, 2012 5:08:48 PM

OP also says he has a 2500K CPU but an H model MB which can't o/c the CPU. Although CPU speed is less important than GPU's in games, maybe your friend is overclocking his rig.
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March 30, 2012 5:19:26 PM

^ Not may w/i3 Overclock.
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March 30, 2012 5:52:34 PM

Gta runs horribly even on the highest end systems.

Is your HDD on AHCI mode?
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March 30, 2012 6:06:28 PM

I just took GTA 4 as an example for my PC's performance.. It doesn't matter if all the settings are high or low, this happens:

resolution 1920x1080 and all settings high- Too bad
Resolution 1600x****or 1366x768 or 1280 x **** or 1024 x768 it doesn't matter as the frame rate is same.

How can this happen?? The framerate for 1366x 768 at high = the framerate for 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 at high.... No change

I was speaking of startup time coz it is a new PC where there are no programs installed except drivers and Adobe reader......

Some times, PC is getting jerky..while listening to music and copying files or installing, the audio becomes jerky. I used to have a Dual core PC which was the same so I've spent 900 usd to get this PC..

P.S. I've tried updating BIOS and when I restart, It shows Boot failed, revert bios
ad the PC didn't start till I pressed Restore Defaults

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March 30, 2012 6:08:56 PM

This piece of crap is irritating me..Even the firefox crashes every few mins!!!!!!
In the Bios the HDD mode was IDE mode but when I change it to AHCI mode, The OS fails to load and system restarts...So I had to force myself to leave it in IDE mode
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March 30, 2012 6:20:43 PM

The CPU meter shows 5% CPU usage and 60% RAM usage but firefox is taking a few seconds to minimise and maximize, When opened more than 3 tabs, firefox hangs for a while shows not responding but in a few seconds it is normal...

When I put a file to copy(same HDD just different partitions) and a game setup, the computer hangs for a while, the playback will become too jerky it just produces bloody sound like grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr all the time until I restart this thing.
So now, any suggestions???
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March 30, 2012 6:29:36 PM

chandradhar said:
This piece of crap is irritating me..Even the firefox crashes every few mins!!!!!!
In the Bios the HDD mode was IDE mode but when I change it to AHCI mode, The OS fails to load and system restarts...So I had to force myself to leave it in IDE mode


Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 for help with changing IDE mode to AHCI mode through Windows before changing in Bios. If using Windows XP they recommend a clean os installation. The Windows 7 fix requires use of regedit.
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March 30, 2012 6:35:16 PM

All your issues sound like drivers to me. Update all drivers from the Asus site. Before you can change the IDE to toAHCI in the bios you have to change it in the windows registry. Lastly the 520 is just not a gaming card. A 4 year old 8800gt would outperform it in games. I did not see if you stated if u did a clean install of windows or not? Some times when u migrate a windows install from an old mother board to a new one you have instabilities.
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March 30, 2012 6:35:27 PM

From earlier post
More info on changing ide->ahci
More info on this:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugex [...] 23&bih=658

when you flashed the Bios, HDD bios control changed, thus windows did not know how to talk to HDD untill you changed it back to what it was when windows was first installed.
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March 30, 2012 7:18:01 PM

chandradhar said:

Some times, PC is getting jerky..while listening to music and copying files or installing, the audio becomes jerky. I used to have a Dual core PC which was the same so I've spent 900 usd to get this PC..



You're having driver issues it looks like. Yes, you spent 900$ on the PC, but you went backwards with your GPU choice.

Change your hard drive to ahci, and reflash your bios.

Please go buy a new GPU, or use your integrated graphics.
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March 30, 2012 7:23:31 PM

chandradhar said:

2.My friend with 1st gen i3 with veryold gpu gets more framerate for GTA 4 while I don't get frame rate (average 15 fps in benchmark).


My PC specs:

Intel i5 2500k Processor
Asus p8h67 M LX Mother board
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS)
Transcend 4 GB DDR3 RAM
Nekolo 700w PSU
Acer 22 inch monitor Resolution 1920 x 1080
Nvidia GT 520 GPU



You have a very low end GPU that is incapable of running games at 1080p, there are plenty of 4 year old video cards that are more powerful than that thing. So what GPU does your friend have?

For your issue with the black border on the screen with XP, that sounds like an overscan/underscan problem. I know the software that comes with AMD video cards has a way to correct that, you should be able to find something with your Nvidia software to do the same thing.
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March 30, 2012 9:39:56 PM

RetiredChief said:
@ xbeater
I know NOT how you or the OP derived your HDD performance.
Which benchmark used??. Was it using windows transfer rate, if so, what the source drive was as this would then be determined primarily by the slowest drive.


I was just using a 7gb HD movie copied with windows copy. Source drive & destination drive was an SSD (my main C drive), so no bottleneck there. The HDD is defo the slowest part.

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March 30, 2012 10:19:31 PM

source and destination = SSD?
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March 31, 2012 12:02:17 AM

RetiredChief said:
^ Minor clarification:
Quote: Also don't forget when your moving/copying files to different locations on your HDD the actuator has to keep sweeping back and forward to read then write which can cause it to show slower readings End quote.
If this is writing / moving files from one HDD drive to another HDD it is true. BUT NOT true if moving say from one directory on the SAME HDD as The only thing that is changed is the FAT pointers to the files - the Files themself are not physically moved from one sector to a different sector.



I was meaning if you have partition, lol forgot to mention that hehe.
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March 31, 2012 12:16:40 AM

chandradhar said:
Sorry guys,Forgot to list my graphic card..it is Nvidia GT 520
Im using both win 7 and win XP.


Wait, GT!? Or GTX. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but isn't that a ANCIENT card? If correct, you sir have a MAJOR bottleneck and would need to scrub that GT 520...

EDIT: Yea uh, I'm sorry. With that card I'm sorry I don't think your be able to play GTA 4...
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March 31, 2012 12:42:43 AM

"The CPU meter shows 5% CPU usage and 60% RAM usage but firefox is taking a few seconds to minimise and maximize, When opened more than 3 tabs, firefox hangs for a while shows not responding but in a few seconds it is normal..."

You could also be having problems with ram, Ram is a likely thing to highly effect performance and cause programs to be unstable and crash. 60% ram usage also seems a little high (although Not really sure what conditions you are quoting). I have experienced problems with ram in the past and it can have extreme effects on your performance. My system atm idles at around 1.3gb and with firefox about 1.8gb out of my 8gb ram (win 7 ulti) and your system is running about 2.4gb? with 4gb on a new system which seems pretty high. Hope this might provide a different approach to this topic.
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March 31, 2012 2:53:15 AM

To fix your screen problem, go into your Nvidia control panel and find the scaling options for "my flat panel display". Then you will have to over scan it. I am more familiar with ATI's but not Nvidia's but it should be similar.
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March 31, 2012 3:38:52 AM

bucknutty said:
I did not see if you stated if u did a clean install of windows or not? Some times when u migrate a windows install from an old mother board to a new one you have instabilities.


I've formatted the entire HD thrice!!
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March 31, 2012 3:42:56 AM

loneninja said:
You have a very low end GPU that is incapable of running games at 1080p, there are plenty of 4 year old video cards that are more powerful than that thing. So what GPU does your friend have?

For your issue with the black border on the screen with XP, that sounds like an overscan/underscan problem. I know the software that comes with AMD video cards has a way to correct that, you should be able to find something with your Nvidia software to do the same thing.


My friend's GPU is some 8XXX seriest and its not GTX..I exactly don't remember name.
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March 31, 2012 3:46:51 AM

ttg_Avenged said:
Wait, GT!? Or GTX. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but isn't that a ANCIENT card? If correct, you sir have a MAJOR bottleneck and would need to scrub that GT 520...

EDIT: Yea uh, I'm sorry. With that card I'm sorry I don't think your be able to play GTA 4...


The Best commonly available card in India is Geforce 210. I think this is better than that..Most available GPUs here are not gaming GPU's they are just basic GPUs...So I've ordered this onlne and had to wait for more than 2 weeks to get it.

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March 31, 2012 11:35:39 AM

13thmonkey said:
source and destination = SSD?

As in to measure read speed of HDD I copy to SSD, and to measure write I copy from SSD to HDD.

Sorry that was unclear.
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April 1, 2012 4:21:15 AM

Can this problem be because of Faulty RAM??? I've changed SATA configuration from IDE to AHCI ..The system is much better and stable now but still its a bit jerky(Very little) I think RAM has something to do with.
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April 1, 2012 5:09:13 AM

chandradhar said:
Can this problem be because of Faulty RAM??? I've changed SATA configuration from IDE to AHCI ..The system is much better and stable now but still its a bit jerky(Very little) I think RAM has something to do with.



You can run memtest on the memory, also try moving the slots. Are the sticks the right voltage for your motherboard?

Please buy a GPU from this decade, that GPU wasnt very good 4 years ago, and has only gotten worse. That GPU is like putting bicycle tyres on a Ferrari.
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April 1, 2012 11:16:52 AM

I'm gonna change the GPU next month.. suggest me with some good GPUs..Max budget 200usd only.
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April 1, 2012 3:51:07 PM

Off the top of my head, I would look at the ATI 6870. I'm a big fan of MSI, and for a budget, sapphire is usually not bad priced. It's right on, or near your $200 price point. Remember though, your i5 can handle nearly anything you could put in it.
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April 1, 2012 4:22:09 PM

Whcih is better?? ATI or Nvida(In the 200usd price point cards)
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April 1, 2012 10:20:44 PM

I feel like shooting myself (no offense to the OP not you... just some of the answers).

If an HDD is only transferring around 30MB/s then it is operating in PIO mode (IDE mode) in the bios. You can change this to AHCI but you will have to re-install windows (worth it though if you want Native Command Queuing and other features available to you).

Your graphics card is too slow for GTA4 to run well. You'll want something closer to a Radeon HD 6770 or GTX 550 for most modern titles at decent settings.

You should use Windows 7 not Windows XP with such a build. Latest drivers from AMD/nVIDIA ought to fix that issue you're having with HDMI. You can use the desktop custom resolution or "resize" functions to get rid of black borders. This is found in the AMD or nVIDIA display driver (depending on the brand you use).

Under AHCI mode both start-up and shut down times will be drastically cut. I would recommend you install the latest Intel Chipset and RST drivers from the Intel Download Center as well.

Good luck.
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April 1, 2012 10:31:25 PM

Now that I think about it... it might be doing UDMA33 (33MB/s) rather than PIO4 (16MB/s).

Back in 1999 we switched over from UDMA33 to UDMA66. Actual hard drive transfer rates were something like 16-25MB/s for UDMA33 and around 40-50MB/s for UDMA66 (realistically).

So if you're getting 30MB/s then you're clearly in IDE mode in the BIOS and being limited severely. Quite a few folks end up using IDE mode due to the compatibility (especially when installing Windows) as some Controllers requires you hit the F6 key (in Windows XP during the install) or use a USB thumb drive/CD during the Windows 7 install in order to detect the hard drives (as Windows doesn't natively support the said controllers).

Just a heads up.
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April 2, 2012 2:46:33 AM

ElMoIsEviL said:


If an HDD is only transferring around 30MB/s then it is operating in PIO mode (IDE mode) in the bios. You can change this to AHCI but you will have to re-install windows (worth it though if you want Native Command Queuing and other features available to you).


I've changed it to AHCI mode and completely formatted HD and reinstalled Win7...No luck


ElMoIsEviL said:
You should use Windows 7 not Windows XP with such a build.


I said I use dual boot..both XP and 7..XP for some 32bit programs and 7 for everyother purpose

ElMoIsEviL said:
Latest drivers from AMD/nVIDIA ought to fix that issue you're having with HDMI. You can use the desktop custom resolution or "resize" functions to get rid of black borders. This is found in the AMD or nVIDIA display driver (depending on the brand you use).


Solved after installing Drivers in win7 but still no luck with XP.


ElMoIsEviL said:
Under AHCI mode both start-up and shut down times will be drastically cut. I would recommend you install the latest Intel Chipset and RST drivers from the Intel Download Center as well.


The startup and shutdown times are quicker than that of IDE mode but.. even its worse..
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April 2, 2012 2:54:46 AM

ElMoIsEviL said:

So if you're getting 30MB/s then you're clearly in IDE mode in the BIOS and being limited severely.


I've changed it to AHCI mode the computer is a lot quicker than the previous IDE mode. It was like a Pentium 3 processor then and now its like Dualcore..Much better but I've got an i5.

Can it be issues with RAM or HDD(I dunno why but this thought is always in my mind )
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April 2, 2012 5:28:02 AM

Winnick said:
1) a standard HD cannot transfer data much faster than 30MB/sec, it does not matter what connection standard it supports.
To use the ever reliable car anology - it doesn't matter if you drive on a dirt road or on a 4 lane highway if your max speed is 30mph - Sata is the road your using not the speed of your harddrive :-)

2) frame rate in games is also very much dependent on the graphics card you use and which one your friend is using - CPU is only one part of the equation.

4) This is caused by speed of harddisk and number of services that run during startup - you processor has very little to do with that



i dunno where you got that little nugget of info from but its wrong...
his drive has a largfile transfer speed of around 100MBps and about 70MB for small files.
as do most 1tb 7200rpm drives... the spinpoint f3 is the fastest hdd in the 7200rpm bracket with transfer speeds of over 140MBps... i know this as i have 3 of em in raid and i get between 160 and 240MBps on a sata 2 connection... if your only getting 30MB the either your transfering lots of small files or the hdd is damaged or running on the wrong settings.
the transfer speeds of the 2 standards are
sata 2 3Gbits or 300MBps
sata 3 6Gbits or 600MBps.

OP try copying a single big file of say 700mb avi from your drive to another even if you just copy it to another partition you should still clear 70MBps on that drive if its working properly...
also ahci mode does nothing to increase read write times it just enables hotplugging of your hdds. as far as i know...
what will happen when you switch from ide/legacy mode to ahci is that the drive is forced to run at its max setting normaly dma 4 or above. so if its been set to pio inadvertently it wil be set/forced back to DMA which is probably why your drive started performing after tghe switch over.
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April 2, 2012 6:27:06 AM

chandradhar said:
Friends, I've built a new PC last week and it isn't as fast as expected..

Issues (I think):

1.My motherboard supports SATA 6gb/s and My HDD also does but I'm not getting more data transfer rate. (I'm getting 30 MB/s while copying files using default windows copy.
2.My friend with 1st gen i3 with veryold gpu gets more framerate for GTA 4 while I don't get frame rate (average 15 fps in benchmark).
3.For win XP, when I connect my monitor using HDMI cable, The desktop isn't appearing full screen.(I mean there isn't display on entire monitor. borders are in black colour upto 1 inch)
4. The startup times and shutdown time is looong..(more than 1 minute)

My PC specs:

Intel i5 2500k Processor
Asus p8h67 M LX Mother board
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS)
Transcend 4 GB DDR3 RAM
Nekolo 700w PSU
Acer 22 inch monitor Resolution 1920 x 1080
Nvidia GT 520 GPU

I've inserted the HDD cable in 6Gb/s slot in Mobo and Even after inserting HDMI cable, Realtek doesn't show HDMI output option.Why?????
Guys help me out



you NEED to get a new GPU. the gt 520 is horrible ( sorry to say ) you need to look at a radeon 6790 or higher from amd/ati or if you want nvidia you need higher then a gtx 550 and up. cuz with that gpu u got now ur not goign to get any higher then 18 fps its way to weak. i was going to tell u update your graphics card driver or version but thats not going to do jack all. get a brand new gpu then install the latest updates for it and ull be good. in nvidia or catalyst control centre under desktop or display settings it will have an option for having the black bars on the side of your screen if the video or game ur playing doesnt support widescreen. for HDD my transfer rates are the same 30 mb a second which isbt great but its around 60 times faster then actually downloading something its normal to see 30mb transfers. and for your boot times there gunna be slow unless u get an ssd. also always use windows 7 dont use old operating systems ull slow urself down and run into driver issues
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April 2, 2012 1:45:55 PM

diablo34life said:
for HDD my transfer rates are the same 30 mb a second which isbt great but its around 60 times faster then actually downloading something its normal to see 30mb transfers. and for your boot times there gunna be slow unless u get an ssd. also always use windows 7 dont use old operating systems ull slow urself down and run into driver issues


I've changed many settings but my boot time is horrible. It is stuck at welcome screen for about 30 seconds and later to load gadgets and get into proper state it takes about 15 seconds(I've nothing in startup except Daemon tools and Norton AVP)
The firefox hangs for a while........shows Not Responding for a few seconds(5-10) and gets back to normal position.
I tried to copy:

1. 1.5 GB movie to another partition.. shows 30 MB/s
2. many songs(each song around 5 MB) shows 19-23 MB/s
3.File around 3.5 GB, copies for a while and windows explorer crashes..says not responding and stays forever until we cancel it.
WTF shud I do???
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