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P5Q Deluxe Build Problems

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I built my own computer 1st one to begin overclocking but having a few problems that are holding me back. The pc just seems sluggish and not even as fast as a P4 im running Xp Pro 32bit and wondered if 64bit would help. Its settings are all on auto in the bios, heres my spec:

Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor (2.66GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB Cache)
P5Q Deluxe â€" (Motherboard)
Corsair Dominator 2 x 2GB DDR2 1066Mhz PC2-8500 CS
EZ Cool Case
Win Power 750w PSU
Asus NVIDIA Geforce EN9500GT 1GB Graphics Card â€" HDMI, DVI + VGA
250GB Sata HDD
Akasa Memory Card Reader
Akasa 12cm + 8cm Fans
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well first thing you need a 64bit os if you want to use all your rams
and dont go xp 64 , go vista x64
you could disable C1E and speedstep in bios so it wont downclock your cpu when its on idle or does little things .. that might help speed it up
and finally ... OC that baby
that will help alot
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as above.

maybe you aren't used to it yet?
i have xp 64 currently installed on my sig rig, and with the q9400, it does seem sluggish, when i had fedora and vista installed, they were very fast. i don't think xp 64 much likes the quadcores...i could be wrong, when i get my new mobo, i will go vista 64 again....

one thing you can do to make sure it sees all 4 cores, is go to start, run, type msconfig, when that windows open, go to boot.ini, click on the advanced options, and check on /numproc= and drop it down to 4. i had to do this, cause for some reason or another, it was only seeing 1 core, once i did that, it sped things up to a very good speed.

i think i got use to the 3.8 ghz my dual core was able to do, i only have this one at stock at the moment and this is a big difference between 2.6 and 3.8, regardless of cores
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This definitely isn't causing you any noticeable speed issues but change your RAM in BIOS, it's probably running at 800.

Timings: 5-5-5-15 (should be this by default anyways)
Frequency: DDR2 - 1066
Voltage: 2.1v I believe
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