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Desktop PC performing dead slow after upgrade

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cyborg007

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Hi Guys,

I have recently upgraded my branded system- Compaq sr1435IL to below configuration:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 (rev. 3.0)
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Processor G2020 (3M Cache, 2.90 GHz)
HDD: WD 500G SATA
ODD: ASUS DVD RW
M/M: 1GB Sandisk DDR3
PSU: Bestec ATX 250 12z
OS: Windows XP

But after upgrading it is performing dead slow. Boot up times have gone to as high as 10 minutes(to reach the password screen).

Is there some misconfiguration with it? Need your help guyz...
 

whitestar_999

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xp is not a good choice to run a system with any intel processor newer than 2nd generation.try win 7 32bit on above config just to test performance difference.Also buy 4 gb ddr3 ram as it is very cheap now-a-days(~1200 only).
 
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cyborg007

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Thanks for the suggestions.. Will upgrade RAM to 4GB and will update

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cyborg007

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I also kind of feel that i am not utilizing the avail h/w config to the fullest... Is PSU of 250W sufficient here?
 
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cyborg007

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xp is not a good choice to run a system with any intel processor newer than 2nd generation.try win 7 32bit on above config just to test performance difference.Also buy 4 gb ddr3 ram as it is very cheap now-a-days(~1200 only).
I was under the impression that xp would be better in terms of performance as Windows 7 has lots of bells and whistles.. But sure will try that out

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cyborg007

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My current one is 11 yrs old.. So that might be the reason that it is not able to perform well

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whitestar_999

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XP is not optimized for recent hardware & same goes with xp drivers.That is why even if win 7 has more bells & whistles it will most likely run faster/smoother on a recent system compared to XP.
 
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cyborg007

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XP is not optimized for recent hardware & same goes with xp drivers.That is why even if win 7 has more bells & whistles it will most likely run faster/smoother on a recent system compared to XP.
Got it.. Tqs.. Eager to try my pc with win 7 now

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maheshn

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Get atleast 2GB of RAM if you plan on running XP
4GB if you're planning on running Windows 7.

Also, what is your hard disk model/specs? WD Blue or Black is OK. If it is WD Green or AV-GP series then change the HDD.

A CPU upgrade to an i3-3220 will also improve performance *drastically*.


good luck with your upgrade...
 
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