I am new to tom's hardware, but I have used the website before on questions I had. Today I upgraded my cpu from an AMD athlon to an AMD phenom ii x4 945 and right from the beginning I noticed it was a lot slower in just simple tasks like open folders, web browser, etc.. I haven't tried playing any games on it yet. Anyways I did a little bit of research on the forums and most of the answer seems to be configuring your bios to the new specs but when I go to my bios and find where I can change the settings I get very lost on what I need to change. I never overclocked or did anything with bios before besides making sure it would boot once from a cd and allowing it to recognize a wireless keyboard. If somebody got some time could you explain on exactly what I need to do?
* I did update my bios before installing
*Seems like a lot of people here like info from CPUID so I have that information also and can post it as a .txt file or a .html file not sure what everybody prefers.
CPU: AMD Phenom IIx4 945
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology INC Model #GA-MA78GM-S2HP
BIOS: Award Software International Version:F4
4g of ram
radeon hd 4870