slow computer

  Alan H 15:25 04 May 03

installed new motherboard, AMD 2000, 256 memory and 80GB hard drive -old hard drive became second drive. Windows 98SE. Why could the machine be working slower as only change is motherboard and faster chip?

  DieSse 17:14 04 May 03

Did you re-install Windows - if you didn't it will have all the drivers for the old motherboard. If you did, you will still need to install drivers for your new motherboard, graphics, etc. these can make a large difference.

  Diemmess 17:24 04 May 03

As DieSsse says.........Rather than a complete re-install look carefully at the CD that came with your new motherboard as well as in Device manager and where there is any doubt, go through the update driver routine...............
You have looked at the BIOS with a manual open at the right page and accepted the defaults unless you spotted something odd?

Could be worth a look at enabling the DMA settings on your HDD, as well as "Removing and letting Windows find the best driver" for some of your hardware.

Do these things one at a time to make sure there is an improvement. If the system goes pearshaped and recovery seems impossible, you can always back track via scanreg /restore.

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