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Nvidia nForce drivers have the option to load SW or Side Winder drivers to improve IDE HD performance... problem is they are not to friendly when you OC your system and have IDE HDs installed, if the only IDE devices you have a re CD/DVD-ROMs not a big deal then!
    
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I got my computer up and running (booted on 1st try) So, I installed windows XP pro SP2, and downloaded a buch of updates, though my computer seems to be acting really slow, like your computer booting in windows safe mode. I have installed the following drivers
-Nvidia forceware 81.89 (for 6600GT)
-Nvidia NF4 Pro chipset drivers
-Onboard Audio
-Wireless belkin PCI card
-DirectX 9.0c

but my computer is still acting very slow, i thought the video drivers would do it, but i guess not.. Do you know why my computer is acting slow? I have 1 gig of PC-2700 memory running 2.5-3-3-6 1T @ 166FSB but it cant be that. Suggestions?
Actually I'd say the slow RAM is the problem. You've got two processors and you're trying to run them on less than ideal memory bandwidth.
Oh, and to the person that said an X2 4800+ would be faster than two Opteron 250s, I'm curious as to what you're basing this on. Depending on the configuration the Opteron 250s could perform better if they were used on a motherboard that gave each its own memory bank instead of sharing it. Other than that the difference isn't much since on both the X2 and the SMP board the processors are communicating through the Hyper-Transport bus. And of course the 4800+ would out perform the 240s, it has an 800MHz clock speed advantage, but also costs twice as much.
I want to get me a pair of those chips too, they're so cheap it seems dumb not to, but dual Socket 940 motherboards really don't come cheap, and not really something I can do "just for fun."
    
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Yeah, ok, two problems. A) PC2700 memory, why? B) single module, single channel, again, why? That's why it's acting so sluggish. Opterons should run PC3200, and of course dual channel can only help performance.
    
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post #15 of 40
Dude... That is SICK!!! What are you going to be using it for?

(CHANGE YOUR RIG SPECS! Its probably running slow because you have the Intel rig, Listed as your primary. )
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Dude... That is SICK!!! What are you going to be using it for?

(CHANGE YOUR RIG SPECS! Its probably running slow because you have the Intel rig, Listed as your primary. )
lol soon

CPU-z (note the 2P)

Yiffy, do you think i can make this memory run at pc3200 speeds with loose timings?
oh, and it's mainly going to be used for gaming, im gonna get another 6600GT soon, if i get a chance... and um, idk benchmarking? The computer is really an expensive cheap computer
    
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yea the slowness is the ram for sure gotta give this one to yiffy, what you need is some pc 3200 ddr2 lol it would fly. pc 2700 to 3200 is like a 200mhz jump isnt it? or more like a 150mhz jump. plz correct me if im wrong.
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post #18 of 40
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Yiffy, do you think i can make this memory run at pc3200 speeds with loose timings?
Only way to know is to try!
post #19 of 40
actually get 2 512 sticks or 2 1 gig sticks if you can, if its going to be run as a server you may need a little more ram. you will have to sacrifice some performance though, for the extra ram.
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Ok, back....
It's still acting really slow....really slow. SuperPi does the 1m in just over a minute... I got the memory to 200FSB @ 3-4-4-10 but it's still really slow, any suggestions?
    
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