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hi all, iv just complete my first build, but it is sooooo slow and programs fail all the time, it is slower than the 8 year old crappy hp which was originally used in an office with 1.3 ghz cpu and 1 gig of ram.

im using : asrock n68-vs3 fx motherboard
500gb sata hard drive
5oo watt psu
amd athlon 3.0 ghz dual core cpu
4gb (1 x 4gb) ddr3 kingston hyperx 1600 mhz ram
windows xp professional

in the motherboard manual it says that it only supports certain kinds of 1600mhz ram and after checking the website i discovered that my ram is not suitable (but it does work) and when i check in the bios it says the ram is running at 533mhz... is this the reason it is running so slow? if so can anybody help?

please remember that i am a total noob at this and this is the 1st time i have ever attempted anything like this
post #2 of 3
3 reasons it is slow

it is running in single channel mode, which causes a big performance hit these days, get another stick of ram

You need to upgrade to Win7 64, it will run smoother as well as ur xp-32 bit can only support 3.4 gigs of ram.

also an SSD would improve performance significantly.

its not really running at 533, its running at 1066, 533 x 2 =1066
Edited by dlee7283 - 9/29/12 at 10:06am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G4400 Gigabyte H110M-A MSI GTX 950 12GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2100 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Silicon Power 120GB SSD SATA6 Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner Windows 10 Pro Antec Neo Eco 620w 
Case
RIOTORO CR480 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G4400 Gigabyte H110M-A MSI GTX 950 12GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2100 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Silicon Power 120GB SSD SATA6 Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner Windows 10 Pro Antec Neo Eco 620w 
Case
RIOTORO CR480 
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post #3 of 3
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oh so is it nothing to do with the wrong type of ram? i just need more of it, amongst other things
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