New Mobo, PC reallyyyyy slow

  LolEmAll 01:05 AM 19 Mar 13
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Any ideas guys the new mobo is different too the old and ive installed all the drivers it came with, its running in ide hdd mode would achi work better?

The board is a giabyte x58a-ud3r

12gb corsair ram

i7 920

need to get it running at full speed soon but at the moment it struggles to even browse , where as it used to run crysis on full settings HELLPPP :D

  Chronos the 2nd 09:43 AM 19 Mar 13

Your motherboard?

What operating system?

What GPU?

SSD or standard Sata hard-drive.

Did you check RAM compatibility before installation?

Yes you should have changed the Drive mode to Sata as opposed to IDE before installing Windows.

After you did install Windows did you sun the set up desk that came with your mobo?

  retep888™ 12:39 PM 19 Mar 13

click here for LolEmAll's original thread.

1.Is the Gigabyte mobo a brand new or secondhand?

2.IDE or AHCI doesn't really matter if you're using a mechanical HDD.

3.Did you wipe & clean reinstall OS? Suggest you to secure erase & reformat if you're using SSD then change the SATA controller to AHCI.

  Chronos the 2nd 12:52 PM 19 Mar 13

Ah the vertical card conundrum.

  LolEmAll 14:46 PM 19 Mar 13

its mechanical hdd and its refurbed by gigabyte, its not a clean install of win 7 64 bit but it runs fine in safe mode so it must be driver based i assume?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:28 PM 19 Mar 13

IDE drive

i) IDE Channels: (Not required if you have SATA drives) Check the transfer rate, you need to have the transfer mode set to DMA not PIO. Right click My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager - Expand (click the + ) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers right click Primary Channel - Advanced Settings Tab - If transfer Mode is PIO then follow the instructions at http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=61905 to change.

  Chronos the 2nd 16:07 PM 19 Mar 13

So you fitted a new motherboard but did not do a clean install of Windows? That is just asking for trouble as there will be all sorts of driver conflicts.

And yes the PC will run fine in safe mode as most device drivers are not loaded.

  retep888™ 17:34 PM 19 Mar 13

<<its not a clean install of win 7 64 bit but it runs fine in safe mode so it must be driver based i assume?>> Just what I've suspected, windows booted because of the same chipset but other onboard hardware drivers are different.

However you could have got away with it if you installed it on an identical or similar replacement board with the same chipset i.e.socket 1366 from the same manufacturer i.e Asus, your problem should be gone if you wipe & reinstall OS again.

  LolEmAll 19:39 PM 19 Mar 13

will wipe tonight and tell you how it goes guys i thought as much and yeah didnt wipe as all of my university worki is desperate to be gettin gon with adn i wanted to just pickup and continue not faff around :D

  retep888™ 15:01 PM 20 Mar 13

EDIT:<<However you could have got away with it if you installed it on an identical or similar replacement board with the same chipset i.e.socket 1366 from the same manufacturer i.e Asus>>

Should be read as: <<However you could have got away with it if you installed it on an identical or similar replacement board with the same chipset i.e.X58 from the same manufacturer i.e Asus>>

So, how's your PC behaving after the wipe & clean reinstall?

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