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Hi all, I can't believe how slow my PC is with it's spec.
I am using 3DMark06 registered for scores. (see below)
I have tried to overclock by increasing the FSB to 1066 at 1:1 with the Patriot 1066MHz RAM and it became slower. I tried the 5,5,5,9 timings and it became even slower. So let the MoBo auto settings run at 5,7,7,21 and it was a bit better but still slower than when I started and much slower than all your impressive posts. I have tried using SmartDoctor to overclock the GPU and it would increase by only about 6% before occasional freezes dropped the score.
I tried using my dual boot (different OS on different 500GB disks) to run it in XP and expected it to be a bit better due to driver issues and it was slightly. XP has the same slowness if I try to increase the FSB or RAM.
This is a new MoBo having had reliabliity problems with my Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe and Athlon 4800+ which I think didn't like my OCZ PC4000 Platinum XTC 3,3,3,8. but this is no faster and may be worse.
Using SmartDoctor and PC Probe all temperatures are low at the end of hours of testing GPU temp 45C, Graphics chipset 42C, CPU 55C, MoBo chipset 44C.
I do have all the 8 SATA II connections filled but have tried with just 1 disk in non-RAID and it made no difference. When installing the new MoBo the only hitch was that it stuck on boot with an error message (on the LCD back of the board) to tell me that there was a DDR2 problem so I moved the RAM to the 2 'B' slots. maybe it doesn't like my RAM?
CPZ seems to report the settings I use in the BIOS.
So why does a 33% increase in RAM and FSB (both tried separately) make things slower? Why is it so slow on AUTO BIOS in the first place?

Here are the 3DMark06 figures for your amusement:
Standard setup
Vista -all on auto 5,7,7,9 - Score 5955 SM2.0 2493 SM3.0 2346 CPU 2189
XP -all on auto 5,7,7,9 - Score 6382 SM2.0 2668 SM3.0 2525 CPU 2330
Vista -1066MHz 1:1 5,5,5,9 - Score 5760 SM2.0 2603 SM3.0 2454 CPU 1532
Vista -1066MHz 1:1 5,7,7,21 - Score 6184 SM2.0 2614 SM3.0 2446 CPU 2196

I have more but expect it's enough for you to see my problem. Just doing photoshop, opening Zips and general computing is all slowish. I would tend to blame my graphics card but it is all slow even in 2D. The CPU percent is usually low even duting these tasks suggesting it is not the CPU I am waiting for. I expect you will say get an new Graphics card but the 2D wouldn't change much would it?

Sorry about the long waffle, hope one of you has some ideas. I am going to a party soon so won't be able to reply or act on you suggestions fo a few hours but thanks anyway. -Mark
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post #2 of 13
I didnt feel like reading that so heres my suggestion for a slow PC

wipe all the drivers and install XP Pro and only XP Pro


get the latest drivers and make sure all your bios settings are right
    
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ya ya,
that should do....
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ya ya,
that should do....
Wow!, what a helpful post above!
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do a SUPER PI 1M run with your system then post the time.that way we can see how slow your pc is.
    
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When installing the new MoBo the only hitch was that it stuck on boot with an error message (on the LCD back of the board) to tell me that there was a DDR2 problem so I moved the RAM to the 2 'B' slots. maybe it doesn't like my RAM?
That would be my best guess. Sounds like a RAM incompatibility issue to me. Although, I must say, having to move the RAM to the "B" slots sounds as though there may be a problem with the board itself.

Have you run Memtest86+? (link to the free memory diagnostic software in my sig)

Have you tried 1 stick of RAM at a time in the first "A" slot?

I see you are still running the factory Bios. A newer Bios revision may help.

Have you checked the Asus forums for other Striker Extreme owners with similar problems?

For what it's worth, here is someone with a similar problem with the Striker...

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1031145841
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Hi, back from the party so about to sleep (now 1.45 am here)

thanks for the views so far.

I will try a single stick of 1GB RAM in a 'A' slot tomorrow and as for the super-pi question. How do you do this? Super_pi asks how many digits of pi to be calculated do I select the 32M?
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Ah.... not 32M.... blame the beer, the 1M super_pi test takes 20.008 secs but why does the processor not go to 100% on at least one core?
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done repeatedly super_pi 1.5 does the 1M in 19.948 or so but you would think that during the test the cores would go to 100% or one of them. Does the program only use part of the CPU as a maths calculation?
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I see you are still running the factory Bios. A newer Bios revision may help.

Have you checked the Asus forums for other Striker Extreme owners with similar problems?

For what it's worth, here is someone with a similar problem with the Striker...

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1031145841[/quote]

Hmmm.... that forum link looks bad. How do you find out if it is the board and if so how do you get it replaced?

I'm less happy than I was yesterday.
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