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Hello all. Maybe someone can give me a little help/advice. I just built this machine with a 990xa-ud3 board and an fx6100 and an xfinity ULT-FX500 power supply. 6 Gbs of ram from Kingston. And I installed windows 8 and turned it on. My problem is this thing seems zero% faster than my old dell with a pentium 4 in it. My question is, how can I bring this thing up to best potential? I am thinking it should be better than that old dell. Am I right? I am not a gamer, but would like to have this running at its best. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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by faster, what do you mean? gaming, browsing, bootup time?
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Hello all. Maybe someone can give me a little help/advice. I just built this machine with a 990xa-ud3 board and an fx6100 and an xfinity ULT-FX500 power supply. 6 Gbs of ram from Kingston. And I installed windows 8 and turned it on. My problem is this thing seems zero% faster than my old dell with a pentium 4 in it. My question is, how can I bring this thing up to best potential? I am thinking it should be better than that old dell. Am I right? I am not a gamer, but would like to have this running at its best. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Did you use your old hard drive? The disks are usually what causes that "slow PC" feeling.
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Buy an SSD as a boot drive [/thread]
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I am running an 256Gb ssd from Crucial
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No gaming, just seems it should perform better when browsing and copying files and burning disks and such.
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Is your OS installed on your SSD? Speed of RAM? Try running 4GB RAM in dual slot.
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No gaming, just seems it should perform better when browsing and copying files and burning disks and such.

Check out Crystal DiskMark and let us know what your scores are. Perhaps you aren't getting the throughput on your SSD that you should be.

Which specific SSD do you own?
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I have not flashed the bios or anything like that because the board is already AM3+ ready. So I read in the boards manual.
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Yes the OS is on the SSD. It is the only hard drive installed. You say I should remove one of the 2 gig sticks?
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