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Topic # 26015 9-Sep-2008 17:37
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Hey guys, Im just after some reconmendations on how to improve my pc.

So far i have:

E8400 Cpu 3.0Ghz
Asus P5k Pro MoBo
Geil DDR2-667 (5-5-15)  2 x 1gb
XFX 8600gts
Seagate 250gb HD 8mb cache
Silverstone TJ04 case
500w psu 

My system just doesnt seem to be preforming at the level i think it should be. I had a 940d cpu before and it seemed to run at applications at the same speed, the cpu scores were only about 100 points different in 3dmark06. I ahve recently formatted my pc with xp sp2 however i have seen no improvements.

Im wondering if my system is being held back buy the ram or HD with only 8mb cache,......


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  Reply # 163395 9-Sep-2008 22:54
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I wouldnt imagine 667 would hold you back that much and 8mb cache should only affect loading times i'd say.
Though those are the only two things as you mention that could cause this.

Also formatting usually makes and PC seem really fast, so its odd that it doesnt feel as fast as the 940d, though i have no idea what the D series were like, i was out of the loop then.

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  Reply # 163931 12-Sep-2008 08:18
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Run a burn in test and see if anything falls over..... it'd be a start.
But Id potentially suspect HDD...... got another HDD you can throw in as a test ?




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  Reply # 163989 12-Sep-2008 13:48
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Only got one HDD atm, however I re formatted with vista 32-bit and i have seen i great improvement in access time and it generally is running alot better than under xp :)

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  Reply # 163994 12-Sep-2008 14:11
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Odd... oh well :)
Maybe was some odd Windows XP chipset driver holidng you back whereas Vista might have a better driver....




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