- CPU: Intel P4 2.80Ghz HT
- Mobo: Asus P5ND2-Sli (latest stable bios)
- RAM: 768MB RAM
- HD: Samsung HD 80GB SATA
- GPU: GCube Nvidia 7900GTX (latest stable drivers)
- Case: Arctic Cooling T2 Silentium
- PSU: Seasonic/ARCTIC, active PFC 450 Watt max.
To my surprise and joy, and against all odds, I had no difficulties building the system. I am now using it on a daily basis and it has replaced my previous computer (a Compaq D510 SFF).
However, I can tell something is wrong with it: I wish I knew WHAT and HOW to fix it, but I don't. The "symptoms" are that it usually takes ages for programs to run (this includes games); i.e. I click on an icon to start a program and it takes "ages" before the program reacts. The same with games: they take a lot of time to load, and the often run with errors or don't run at all.
I have tried installing the latest GPU drivers from Nvidia, and it did not help. I am reluctant to update the bios yet, just in case the beta one is worse than the one I have (which is the most recent one which is stable).
Therefore, I need your help or else my investment would be a waste of money (as it seems that my old computer perfromed better than the present one).
Please let me know what do you think I should to.