Asus K8V-X Socket 754 Via K8T800 ATX AMD(newcastle) Athlon 64bit 3000+ Sapphire radeon 9550 256DDR 1 x Crucial 512 PC3200 DDR400mhz Ebuyer 500 watt psu western digital caviar 80Gb hard drive. Windows XP professional
Upon initial install this worked perfect. Installed F-Secure anti-virus, though not updated as not on internet at this time. Then used it running farcry for 3 days burned a few DVDs, stable no problems and very fast. Took it round to my friends updated the Anti-Virus then installed service pack 2. AARRGGHH! All of a sudden its very slow to respond, to do anything. Did a quick reformat re-installed windows, nope still very slow to respond to any comand. Click on folder etc and you wait 5 to 10 seconds if not longer for it to open.Installing games is slower than an old 333mhz computers.
Built from new, reformated. Just drivers, nero, f-secure and far cry on it initially. At this point it was fine. Loaded Service pack 2 from a cd. Started slowing down imediately, then added modem driver and first thing I did was update anti-virus, then go off line and run a full system scan. I always do it that way. After that definately slowed down.. .. I thought it was service pack 2 but I did an unisntall and thought that would do it.