Pentium 4 2.8 is slower than pentium 4 1.4

Discussion in 'Asus' started by pipsie, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. pipsie

    pipsie Guest

    hello everyone,i got a brand new pentium 4 2.8 ghz(FSB 800),memory 2
    of 512(400mhz geil),asus p4p800 deluxe (bios 1010),hard disk 120gb
    SATA,ati radeon 9700 pro, and my bios settings are standard because i
    am new to this. now, if i run some applications my hd makes a lot of
    noise and everything is going slow ?? for example if i copy a big
    file(+/- 700 mb) from my c to f (got 4 partitions of 30gb) my cpu
    start running at 60 % and going down until 15% ,it takes at least 5
    mins before this copy is done :-( . before this pc ,i had a p4 1.4,512
    memory,hd of 40gb and g-force 2 and the same copy was done in let us
    say 2 minutes without buzzing of my hd. now i suppose it got something
    to do with my bios settings but i am not sure.

    thanks in advance,

    greetings pipsie...
    pipsie, Dec 16, 2003
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  2. you don't have your ide cable plugged into your cdrom/dvd drive and
    harddisk aswell do you, by any chance?
    mr_buggerlugs, Dec 16, 2003
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  3. pipsie

    pipsie Guest

    i am not sure,because a friend helpt me to build this machine, anyway
    my bios says: primary IDE master = plextor cd-r
    primary IDE slave = plextor dvd-rom
    secondary IDE master = not detected
    secondary IDE slave = not detected
    third IDE master = maxtor hd
    fourth IDE master = not detected

    so, i don't think so,

    greetings pipsie...
    pipsie, Dec 16, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    That's the first time I've ever seen anyone put optical drives before
    the hard drives, sounds backwards to me but I guess it's possible and
    should work I've never tried it that way. ;p

    I set em like this, works for me just fine. :)
    primary IDE Master - Hard drive with OS/Bootable
    primary IDE Slave - Hard drive for data, storage, etc...
    secondary IDE Master - DVD/DVDRW
    secondary IDE Slave - CD-ROM/CDRW

    Ed, Dec 16, 2003
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    Ayoub Guest

    double check that your hdd is using dma & not pio transfers.
    Ayoub, Dec 16, 2003
  6. 120gb
    Third IDE is the SATA headers, he would have a bit of a problem attempting
    to hook a SATA
    drive to a PATA header.
    Philip Callan, Dec 16, 2003
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    Ed Guest

    Sorry, never mind.
    Ed, Dec 17, 2003
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    DanO Guest

    Did you load the Intel Chipset Drivers? Is your heatsink attached properly?
    DanO, Dec 17, 2003
  9. pipsie

    pipsie Guest

    hi, the settings in bios are" pio auto and dma auto"

    already thanks for your reply,

    greetings pipsie...
    pipsie, Dec 18, 2003
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    pipsie Guest

    hello, i did installed the driver and it is the latest one (checked
    that on and my heatsink is fine...

    thanks anyway,

    greetings pipsie...
    pipsie, Dec 18, 2003
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    Martin Guest


    You might want to download a programme called memtest to check that
    your memory is working properly. Sounds like your system is caching to
    the hard drive for some reason...

    Martin, Dec 18, 2003
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    Dr Teeth Guest

    Check in windows as that setting will override that in the BIOS.



    ** Amateurs built the Ark, but professionals built the Titanic.**
    Dr Teeth, Dec 26, 2003
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    pipsie Guest

    thanks a lot all of you, i found finally a new bios update (1012) and
    everything is ok now,

    cheers and greetings , pipsie...
    pipsie, Dec 26, 2003
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