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Extreme slow performance, cpu performance maxed out

Installed with intel core2 duo 2.4, 4gb ddr2 667, hitachi 400gb sata 16mb cache, winxp home sp2 hoffixes and updates all present.
3 months old.
pc slow response to most things esp. internet programs, has tendancies to freeze, crash and or turn self off indicating "windows recovered from serious error"
Have taken in to repair shop - installed new OS + checked speed - state nothing wrong
helppppppppppppp am at wits end
have tried all configs of memmory from 1gb, 2gb 3gb etc
bios date is october 2006

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  • The Spook Oct 29, 2007

    thanks guys, seems a bit harsh though that the ebay shop sold me the bundle of board chip and mem together - any suggestions then apart from either buying an inferior chip or a new mboard - mother board spec states core 2 duo but doesn't stipulate fsb compliance

    is ther any way i can test the board and or chip without going to  a tech shop for them to charge me the earth?



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Asus P5N32 SLI Premium according to Asus Website doesn't support any core 2 duo cpu except for 2000 series which is 800 FSB.  So if you have a 2.4GHz, you may NOT be running at the proper speed.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

  • Solomon Lee Oct 30, 2007

    Well, you really don't need to buy anything else, even though technically the board doesn't support 1066 FSB, I believe you can go into bios and change the frequency to Manual , then set to 1066 (if your cpu is a 1066 FSB one which probably is).  Its the same procedure as overclocking except in reality, you are just using the overclocking feature of the motherboard to run the cpu at its' intended speed.  If you are not comfortable doing this, maybe see if you can get someone to help you or you can contact me directly for help.


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Boot to safe mode and see if the problem is the same.
Have you checked for viruses and spyware?
Look in Control Panel/Admin Tools/Event Viewer, System and Application for red marks.
Do you have a temp monitor installed?
Have you changed anything in the BIOS? Set to safe defaults.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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    Hugh Vandervoort Oct 30, 2007

    Have you done any of the basic troubleshooting I suggested?
    Have you checked with ASUS tech support? They are very responsive, in my experience, and the forums are good also.
    It's odd to rate a response as "Not helpful" without trying any of the offered advice.



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Here is a link to all the drivers to your motherboard:
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If you need more help Let me know. :]


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