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Thread: P4P800SE IDE Performance Problems o_O




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    Yes another problem :lol: , anyways, I have two 20GB IDE 72000rpm maxtor drives (60GB died while ago), and they are performing like pure sh1te in my new system. I was wondering why things felt extra sluggish and ran Sandra to see if it was just me or not. The file system benchmark took over 20 minutes to complete and I was shocked when It read [7mbps] :shock: . My old system got 35-37mbps. Wha? Why? Help!

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    P4 2.4,HT, FSB800 @ 2.66Ghz/222
    Asus P4P800 SE BIOS rev. 1004
    512x2 PC2700 DDR @ 320mhz
    Asus GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB 4x @ 300/550 det56.72
    Audigy 1

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    Yes of course! :)

    three times :?

    I recall accidently installing the VIA hyperion drivers, and the IDE miniport driver by accident after reformatting. :cry: They are long uninstalled, and I dont think they are the main cause since windows seemed to take for bloody ever to install.

    Switched cables, unplugged devices, and played with BIOS settings for my own personal amusement. No go.

    Any more thoughts? :(

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    Three times?!
    Time for a reformat and reinstall...
    Very likely to fix your problem, too...

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    I feared that, because this install is only 3 days old :cry: :cry: :cry:

    But...

    erm...

    fine, but it hurts. :(

    I'l be back with the good or bad news in a while.

    Wish me luck on my journey

    :lol:

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    Make sure you install everything like so:
    Operating System
    Chipset drivers (and any other motherbaord drivers, probably nothing)
    DirectX
    Video card drivers
    Any other drivers
    Windows Update (all critical updates, Service Pack 1 first, if needed)
    Antivirus and firewall software (only one of each)
    Spyware removal programs and any other miscellaneous net programs
    All other software

    Problems like this and countless others are generally caused by people installing things in the wrong order and installing the wrong drivers or no drivers after a reformat and reinstall.

    If you still have problems after following these steps, you should use any diagnostic utility Maxtor has to see if anything is wrong with the drive itself. If it is under warranty, you're in good shape.
    :cheers:

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    i always thought installing in this order is best? (for winxp):?

    Windows XP
    Windows XP Service Pack 1
    Motherboard/Chipset Drivers
    Video Card Drivers
    Direct X
    Other Drivers
    Rest of the software in no particular order.
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    Nah, drivers should come before the service pack. It's also generally best to install DirectX before the video card drivers. But the chipset drivers are the important part. Those need to be installed as soon as your isndie the OS.

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    Ok, I reformatted and installed using Yawgm0th's method. Things feel better this time around, but, it still is acting strange and is now only pulling 16mbps. When installing PC-cillin for example, the status bar would pause for about 3 seconds before moving at all, and go int short bursts one second apart. This strange behaviour is appearent while installing everything.

    I'v tried:

    Reformatting
    Resseting everything to default clock speeds
    Disabling drives
    Played with random BIOS settings

    I will try taking out devices and stuff and see what happens.
    Thanks for all your advice so far :)

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    Try Powermax:
    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/powermax.htm
    That should tell you if there is something physically wrong with the drive.

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