Slow after new build

Evga / 780i
June 10, 2009 at 18:36:29
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66Ghz 6MB 1333FSB CPU/ 4 Gig
I am in desperate need of some of some expert advice/guidance. I recently built what I thought would be a killer system:

Thermatlake Xaser VI Full-T Case Blk w/Mesh Side
PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 860w PSU Black
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66Ghz 6MB 1333FSB CPU
EVGA nforce 780i SLI Socket 775 Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB PCIe
Corsair XMS2 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz (2x2048)

Installed XP Home 32 bit, SP 02 and fired the beast up. Ran good first turn on. Installed MacAfee virus protection suite, iTunes down load program, WinASO reg cleaner, and SpyBot. All is good until I try to install a game or down load from iTunes or the Web. This thing is slow as Molasses in an Alaskan Winter!! Tried tweaking the Reg, no help. Deselected non essential start up programs, no help. Monitored CPU while downloading Demo from Wed site, installing game, running Reg Cleaner, SpyBot cleaner, file from iTunes, and had MacFee running in background. Highest CPU usage I got was 26%, still snail slow. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong are greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking your time to help me.

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June 10, 2009 at 19:18:03
Right click My Computer> Click on properties > Click on Hardware.> Click on Device Manager. Expand on IDE etc. controllers> Right click on Primary IDE channel> Click on Properties > Click on Advanced settingand Read what's in the Transfer Mode window. You wanna see something saying DMA and not PIO.

Change Is Good

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June 10, 2009 at 19:35:59
Go into Device Manager & make sure there are not any glitches.

Also check all your drives & make sure none of them are in PIO mode.

How to enable DMA in Windows XP (with pictures)

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June 11, 2009 at 15:23:37
Checked IDE, all were set to DMA. Tried re-loading MB drivers, still Slow. Is there anything in the BIOS that could be causing this? When i run programs that are already loaded, sys is Fast, just slow installing or transfering files.

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June 11, 2009 at 15:30:49
"just slow installing or transfering files"
Test it in Safe mode.

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June 11, 2009 at 15:45:14
Two more things to try.

Control Panel > Network Connections > Right-click your main network connection, choose Properties > Double-click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" > Click Advanced button > Select WINS tab.

Remove the check mark beside "Enable LMHOSTS lookup" on the WINS tab and "Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP."


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June 12, 2009 at 02:41:14
Slow on both.
'NETBIOS' What will that do?

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