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My friend left his OPERATING SYSTEM disk at my house and when my computer got sick I Formatted MY Hard drive with his disk!!Being that he also had a Gateway (not the exact same model and 3 years older)with XP PROFESSIONAL MEDIA CENTER EDITION ON IT, the disk got confused with mine and I installed his, I have a 2007 Gateway gt5220 with (AMD Athlon 64-X2 3800+ DUAL CORE 2.0GHz- 2x 512KB L2CACHE)-------(2000MHz SYSTEM BUS)-(MEMORY-1024 MB DDR2 DUEL CHANNEL)-250 GB HARD DRIVE-(NVIDIA 6150LE)and DVD+/-RW MULTI FORMAT DOUBLE LAYER-ULTRA SPEED BURNER. I'm using Roxio Creator 2009 Special Edition to convert AVI's to Mpeg2 and the Burn. WHY is it taking me an hour and 15minutes to convert then an hour and a half to encode and burn a 2 hour movie? PLZ PLZ SOMEBODY HELP I've tried every thing I know which isn't much but that cant be right something has got to be wrong. I went to gateway's site and downloaded the drivers but they are 4 years old from GATEWAY.COM

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I think the problem lies with your dual core processor. Under Windows XP, these processors need to have the correct drivers installed to fully take advantage of the fact that they have 2 cores.
Try downloading and installing these drivers from the AMD website:
Dual core optimizer Processor driver
As always, back-up your important data, and preferrably create a restore point before going through with driver updates.
The radical choice is, obviously, to reformat using your own disk, as this should install correct drivers for all your hardware.


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