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With two different ram modules you are not getting dual channel.

He is running in dual channel.

But matching sticks is always better. Not saying that is the issue.

You should run some benchmarks on each machine and see how they compare. Try Novabench or Cinebench.
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Another thing, after installing windows, did you install the chipset drivers? and update everything?
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Everyone is pointing fingers at your old HDD because booting and starting up (loading) programs are very HDD intensive, and not CPU intensive. Also your relying on SOTP (seat of the pants) feel not any hard numbers. This makes it very difficult to determine what is the problem.

Ill bet that your boot and program loading times are pretty similar between this computer and the previous iteration, but again your going by SOTP and EXPECTING an increase in both when you have not addressed the ONE item that increases the speed of both.
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Program loading can also be dependent on what Superfetch has put into memory. As far as SATA1 drives versus SATA2 drives go, you really are talking about milliseconds so I'm not sure that would even be noticeable. Granted most new SATA2 drives score 5.9 on the WEI and his only scored 5.5. But would that be enough to be noticeable? And also remember that OP is comparing both systems using the same drive.

But we need benchmark results. Real numbers. Not just feelings.
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turn off all your unused items in BIOS like your IDE drive slots since during boot the mobo is most likely searching for drives in those slots. If you have a "quick boot" option try turning that on. Turn off the boot failure guard. See if that speeds up your boot times. Are you running OEM windows? Are they full of bloatware? How many programs are trying to open @ boot?


Also once your done with all that try turning on CPU Active Core Control and see if you can run the disabled 4th core for giggles.
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But we need benchmark results. Real numbers. Not just feelings.

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post #56 of 116
Seems from youre cpuz screen that you are running that x3 at lower htlink and nbspeed than the cpu actually should run at.
NB speed should be at 2000mhz and same for the htspeed.
You are running 1594mhz nb and 1000mhz ht.... meaning its the same as driving youre car with the handbrake on....
Old Chipset amd 480x is not supporting the speed youre cpu is actually running...
If you can bump the NB speed up a notch, maybe in the range of 2000mhz and maybe try thighten youre ram timings to 7 or 8 you will see a performance increase.

But i dont see this old AMD chipset giving youre x3 the speed you want...
post #57 of 116
Lucky that was an interesting post. He could have a bunch of crap running in the background. Try opening your gadgets and enable the CPU odometer, see what it is using at idle. CPU and RAM. I love that gadget because if something is running unstable or using a lot of system resources, the odometer will do weird movements at idle. I know to go hunting for something.
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post #58 of 116
Usually if HT Link speed is at 1000 it is because of the motherboard. Don't know if that is the case here. Is that a fairly new board?
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post #59 of 116
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Originally Posted by coonmanx;12472268 
Usually if HT Link speed is at 1000 it is because of the motherboard. Don't know if that is the case here. Is that a fairly new board?

New board yes....but still a acient old chipset designed for the AM2 cpu`s...
For old cpus (AM2) its good, but for newer AM2+ and AM3 its a handicap..
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I am thinking hard drive. Newer drives are much faster. I have had older hard drives cause stuttering in games because the sequential read speeds were much too low.
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