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Hi-
So finally after much time and money, I have a box that runs. The problem is it runs slower than my compaq 200. The processor is an Athlon XP 2000+ on an Elitegroup chipset. I dont know how it is slow, it has 128MB DDR RAM. Did I mention that the Board/RAM/CPU is all new? Also, videocard is an ATI Radeon with 64MB DDR.
I guess I'm just trying to figure out how on earth it could be slow with specs like that. Does anyone have any ideas? Could a power supply with low wattage make my system hang like that?
 

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Maybe its your memory. If you are running XP then 128MB might not be sufficient. 64MB is minimum and 128MB is recomended by Microsoft, but I would go with at least 256MB. I could be wrong, but thats what seems to be the problem to me. XP takes all the memory it can get its hands on.
 

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Also check for programs running in the background and find out what progs are loading at startup.

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Thanks for your help.... However-
I installed another 256 mb of ram, so I am up to 384 MB of RAM.... RAM probably isnt the problem since I had that amount in my previous system that had blazing speed.
I didnt mention this, but during the install it would often hang too... In fact, I had to set it to format "quick" so it would even continue on the install. Is it possible that the HD would cause this kind of problem? I have problems opening just about anything off of the hard drive (its a real pain). Also, the PSU is pretty low wattage (like 200 Watts).
What I did notice was that it would kinda work in patterns. Like, the computer would hang for a bit and then do what it needed to do really fast, and then hang again. Just some things I noticed. Thanks in advance.
 

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What OS are you trying to run? I had a huge problem with athalons and XP getting along. Even though microsoft will not admit this, In my personal experience they do not play wellwith each other also athlon xp 2000+ does not nessaceraly mean it is a 2ghz processor, atholon does not really rate thier processor according to mhz, They use some other way to rate them.
 

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The best I can tell you then is good luck I was unable to get xp to work right with my athalon after messing with it for 4 days I took the board and the chip back twice and still could not get it to work after that I said screw it. I bought the pentuim verison of the same mother board and a pentium 4 and everything work just fine from that point on.
 
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