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Old 02-27-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default 3200+ slower than a 2.0 ghz P4!?

My mom bought a HP.... yes i know

it has a AMD 3200+ XP not 64, and it is so slow.... and crappy. Now my old computer which was a sony vaio is 2.0 ghz P4 and it is acually faster than it. is there anyway i can get that thing to go faster? i acually was thinking of re-formatting but then

#1 they didnt give me the cds
#2 even if they did, it would have all the commercialized crap on it

plz help

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Old 02-27-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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Um lets see here...
probably the reason it is going so slow, is because Hp usually uses motherboards with junk chipsets, my parents got an Hp too only theres has a 2400, and I opened it up and bam I found the problem...
HP uses junk for chipsets. Can u guess what chipset it was...? oh yes i bet u can, the worst one.via km266! it wasnt even the pro one!. I bet if you see what chipset it has in it, that it will be junk... thats why it runs slow, because I have the Nforce 2 ultra 400 chipset, and mine runs like a dream....
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crapness....

but the motherboard will make it THAT big of a downfall for the speed!?
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Yes the motherboard can actually make it very bad. It is like the companies that use crappy Foxconn motherboards (I think Dell uses them). It kills a lot of performance. And chances are they packed it with slow ram and a slow hard-drive.
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Its painful but true... to see the potential of a awesome proc scuttled by nasty old chipsets.
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well the ram is pc-3200
.... man this sucks

atleast i can have a lan party with the 3 comps on cs :-D
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thats a bright side... try and convince your parents to let you "FIX" their computer and talkin them into buying a new case and mobo.
BTW just because ram is pc-3200 doesnt mean its fast, it could have horribly latency timmings, remeber the lower the latency the better.
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i screw with my moms computer all the time, i test their ram, and take out the cpu and run it on another kid's comp for fun


yeah....... ima go buy a burrito
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Also sony viaos use ASUS mother boards that are good
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i know that, i made a thead on that
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