Why is my new pc so sloooooooooowwwwwwww?

  acemark 21:52 30 Apr 2003

Hi, My wife's just built me a new pc and it's slower than my old p3 was, something must be wrong somewhere, but where?
I've got a p4 with 3.06ghz cpu
Asus p4g8x motherboard,
1 gig of ddr ram,
60 gig hard drive,
20 gig secondary hard drive,
400 watt power supply,
Windows xp home sp1 (all updated)
I believe she disabled the Hyper threading (which did seem to speed it up a little). Are there any programs that scan a pc to tell me what settings need changing and to what? to improve performance. I thought with the set up I have it would be lightning fast, but no. Anyone got any advice?

  crx1600 21:56 30 Apr 2003

if you have XP and all updates maybe you got this one click here can cause a severe performance degradation.

  acemark 22:41 30 Apr 2003

Thanks for that crx, i removed that patch and its way faster now ;-) Dodgy update, that. You've saved my sanity and no mistake. Cheers.

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