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Slow HD performance

I have a Samsung SP2504C H.D which is performing way under its rated settings!! under HD Tune benchmark, it scored the following results: Transfer Rate (min) 1.6Mb/sec Transfer Rate (max) 3.9Mb/sec Transfer Rate (ave) 3.9Mb/sec Access Time 14.5ms Burst Rate 4.0Mb/sec SciSoft sandra advises that the drive is using UDMA mode 5 but is capable of UDMA mode 7. The mainboard is gigabyte 965P-DS3P with core2duo 6420 microprocessor 2 gB Kingston dual channel 667 ram Inno3D Geforce 8600GT The Bios is Award. Looking forward to your reply Doug Taylor

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  • squizer Sep 06, 2007

    Hi again
    I am using WinXP Professional with SP2.My bios settings are as follows:



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Hi, with that system you should realy fly. Could it be that you are running VISTA? This O/S is appears to be a lot slower than the trusty old XP. Regards mistyman

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It's very slow when you tune it on

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2: In Add/Remove programs, in Control Panel, uninstall all unnecessary toolbars such as Yahoo, google and others. Latter on you can download them again.

3: If you have Internet Explorer 7 installed as a windows update, uninstall it in add/remove programs in control panel. This will roll you back to internet explorer 6. Latter on you can download it again as a Windows Update.

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