Why is this brand new Athlon XP 1700+ so sloooooooooow?!?!?!

ILikeSprite

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I just built a new Athlon XP 1700+ computer and it's running about the speed of my old Athlon 750.

Specs:
Athlon XP 1700+ Retail
MSI K7N420 Pro Motherboard w/ nforce chipset, GF2 MX400 32MB, 5.1 sound, lan
512MB PC2100 DDR Ram
Maxtor 40GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
8x DVD-ROM Drive
4x2x8x CD-RW


Here are the hideous benchmarks....

CPU Benchmark
CPU Multi-Media Benchmark
Memory Benchmark
Hard Drive Benchmark

I have the latest drivers etc......... I can't possably imagine what could be causing this. I am running Windows XP Professional.
 

darkside9923

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Did you read the supplied Manual with the Mobo? I had a problem wth a recent sys build up that contained an ECS K7VTA3 Rev 2 with an Athlon XP 1700 posted at 1.0 ghz turned out to be a jumber to select the FSB from 100 to 133 posts fine now at 1.47 Ghz. Other than that how hot is the Pc running what is running in the background?

ECS K7VTA3 version 2.x Via kt266A chip set
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
Crucial 256 MB PC 2100 DDR
Visontek Geforce II Gts 32mb DDR Runing 27.20 Detnator dirvers
AMD 4 in 1 software
Maxtor Diamond 60 30Gb HD
Maxtor Diamond 20Gb HD
Sounblaster Audigy MP3
Aopen 56X Dvd
Teac 12X10X32 Burner
Samsung 3.5 Floppy
Deer 350 PSU

My Benchmark
Sandra estimated PR1954
4,300 3dmarks
 

ILikeSprite

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I have discovered that no matter what I do I always have about 55% of my processor being used. WTF? I closed out of everything possable and the same thing........

Task Manager
 

ILikeSprite

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I've been checking their forums...... it looks like it is a bios issue. Guess i'm gonna have to flash it.........
 

darkside9923

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One other thing...I did come across this problem once with someone I built a system for just now struck me. Your running XP pro? Also do you have someone else logged in the background? if so that will dog the hell out of the system, I woent to my buddies at sure enough thats what the problem was had a intel 1.0ghz running like a celery 300......
 

darkside9923

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dang I guess you did fix it :) Im glad ya got it runnin good. quick question what tyoe of ram is that, my crucial will not pull a score that high the highest I hit is around 750 :(
 

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