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    3 Gz Problem

    Hi guys,
    I recently baught a new 3Gz HT processor and INtel Perl Motherboard and I found the system is extremely slow. I'm having 512MBs of RAM and I'm wondering what the problem is. I can't copy data while listening to mp3 since this is terrbly slow. Sometimes machine seems like freeze. can't do anything. and the system moniter shows that the temperature is over 50 in the system .Is there any idea what the problem is.

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    was this a custom built system? Your hard drive may be overheating depending on the size or amount of fans you have, from my experience in computers, I've found that its best to try and have a fan for each component that generates heat e.g. harddrive, cdrom, power supply. Do you have any type of heat sink?

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    yes..I got a heat sink for the processor. that's the only fan I got in the casing .hard disk is 7200rpm 80gb. what you think the problem is. is it to do something with heat...I thought of changing the motherboard. what you guys think

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    You need more fans. only having one on the heatsink isn't enough to keep the whole system cool enough, as the hard disk, the motherboard etc will all be generating heat from being used.

    Also, check to see if your PSU is powerful enough, i.e. get something over 400W. Have you installed everything correctly i.e. is everything connected properly and have you installed the chipset drivers and updated the bios, if a newer version if available.

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    Also, make sure that is actually running at 3Ghz, like the BIOS isn't running it at a slower speed because something is mis-configured or that version of the BIOS doesn't support that speed and core of Pentium 4.
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    I heard about a issue a while ago where you have to change some of the BIOS settings on your motherboard around because of the way some motherboards have problems with the hyperthreading (HT) of the P4's core.


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