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I just built a computer for my mother. it consist of ..


BIOSTAR GEFORCE 6100-M9 Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138269


AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2.4GHz Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103571

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB DDR 400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440


Eagle Tech - midtower case w/450w power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811117080


Western Digital 120gb IDE harddrive.


Right now it has a geforce 6600gt graphics card.


It doesn't run right. For instance just having incredimail open yields 100% cpu usage. It's very sluggish and I had to install windows xp 3 different times as for some reason it kept getting corrupted. An error would occur in which you could not click on anything related to internet explorer and most applications wouldn't work as well (system restore would usually work the first time but not any times after when it happened again).

I know its singlecore and I know I'm used to my core 2 duo rig but to be honest her amd athlon xp 1700+ ran better than this system does.

I haven't overclocked it at all but was told Venice was a good overclocker thats why I got it. I doubt I could do much with that ram though as I have read Athlon 64's are very picky with ram and that anything other then the best it usually doesn't overclock with.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8
Make sure that you scan for spyware. run Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2 and clean them all, later check this post to optimize Windows XP.

Don't forget to autoupdate your system.

I advice that you should switch from incredimail to ThunderBird or Outlook Express

Good Luck
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Can you return the cpu, motherboard and ram?

You can get a X2 3600+ (dual core that overclocks better than that venice),better board and 2gb of ram, for less.

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813127026

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103046

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144047

$216.19 after shipping and before a $30 rebate.

The stuff you have was $193.03 after shipping.
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post #4 of 8
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Well I neglected to say its been about 3 months since I built that computer and at the time that was the cheapest options. So I can't return the parts anymore at least not the cpu .. limited warranty for oem.
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post #5 of 8
I would try to get a different mobo. Their are alot of bad reviews about how the bios had to be flashed to an eariler version to get it to work, lan ports being bad, along with memory slots.
You can try and rma the board and hope to geta working one, or just get a better board.
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post #6 of 8
Th4e Biostar 6100 "TForce" is the best OCer of the 6100 series.... the "M" series is a bit weakj o nthe OCing...
Back to the 100% CPU usage, are you sure Cool N Quiet is disabled?
    
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post #7 of 8
See what process is using all the CPU Clocks...

run Speed XP.
Get a registry cleaner/optimizer.
All sorts of little tweaks can go a long way.
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post #8 of 8
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Cool and Quiet is indeed disabled.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi Sata 3.0 160gb MadDog/Sony/Liteon Windows XP PRO SP2 Viewsonic 17"max-res1024 
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