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Okay so i have just built a new cheap computer to replace the 7 year old one downstairs.

Old specs were something like 2800+ AMD with 512mb ram 80GB hdd - As you can imagine without a reinstall of windows it was horribly slow.

Decided to replace it with some cheap parts are got the following;

1 x Intel Celeron E3400 2.6GHz Socket 775 800Mhz / £28.66
1 x Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2P / £29.94
2 x Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333MHz Me /£16.66
1 x Seagate 250GB Barracuda SATA-III /£22.85
1 x Casecom 500W / £14.93
1 x Black Micro ATX Case /£11.69
1 x Edimax Wireless-N150 / 11.65
Total £176



When buying the motherboard i over looked the fact there were no IDE slots so for now i am trying to install Windows over USB using a External USB sony DVDrw +- drive.


The problem i am having is when installing windows the files copying procedure (bottom right) is really slow!!!

It's taking 20 odd seconds just to copy a single DLL, the installer has been going 20mins now and has only got to 14%



Is this because it's installing over USB or do you think theres a problem?
post #2 of 12
Seems likely. What version USB is it using ?

You don't have a SATA slot ?

Wish I could find a FX 60 for a decent price *envies yours* lol
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Seems likely. What version USB is it using ?

You don't have a SATA slot ?

Wish I could find a FX 60 for a decent price *envies yours* lol

USB 2.0 i suppose? Bran new mobo and the drive is relatively new.
I have a SATA slot, i have 4 i think - However i don't have a Sata DVD Drive


I got that FX for free actually, next door were chucking their old PC out as they dropped water over it (was actually pretty pants) but happened to have that in there, sold it for like £130 lol.


Now on 18%, on Driver.cab (assuming a big cab file)
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Even over USB 2.0 it would still be slow. An ide hardrive would still be faster. I had to do the same once with a 2.0 USB drive... was painfully slow.
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newphase View Post

Doesen't help me at the moment. Like i said i overlooked the fact the motherboard had no support for IDE devices, was quite surprised.

Should still work over USB, just apenntaly slower.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hednik View Post
Even over USB 2.0 it would still be slow. An ide hardrive would still be faster. I had to do the same once with a 2.0 USB drive... was painfully slow.
Ahhh that's alright was getting fed up of waiting. Still on 18% lol.
post #7 of 12
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Another 22mins later and its on 20%!!
post #8 of 12
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Another 10mins and its 26%!
post #9 of 12
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Another 2 and a half hours and we are 82%!
HOLY!
post #10 of 12
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Wow i still have not go to the installation options! This is incrediable, im amazed it's taking this long!

I can hear the CD/DVD drive spinning up and down every 5 seconds. ARGH.

I should have had been finishing up everything by now..
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