Asus A8N SLI Premium
1 gig of OCZ Platinum PC 3200 (2x512)
AMD Athlon 64 3700 (stock heatsink & fan)
xion II case
Preoverclocked XFX 7800 GT
Maxtor Diamond 10 series, Ultra 133 ( from an old system)
It booted up passing the post test, it went through the bios screens everything looking fine. Once it came to the black windows screen it stayed there for like 20 seconds, while the blue scroll bar was skipping. It then hits a black screen for about another 30 seconds and sits at the windows screen for a little while, overall windows is slow, installing and viewing things. I already tested the hd and the ide cable but both were good. I placed my hd into my family computer, thinking that the drivers were the issue, (nforce 2 chipset and an ati radeon 9600 pro) The hd had just windows and no drivers but it booted up just fine in my family pc. I swapped ide cables from the primary to secondary controllers same slow performance. A friend tested the memory and graphics card, they both came out good. I eventually installed the lastest drivers but it did nothing. I do notice that when i click on a folder and move it around the transition is very choppy but i looked in the device manager and it said that the drivers were installed. What could be causing that? The only things that i did not do is update the bios, but i've been told that that won't help, nor the psu (i tried two power supplies but same issue) and mobo. At first i thought that the cpu was defective and i returned it but i have the same issue with the other one, b/c of that i don't think it was the cpu in the first place, tigerdirect will send me an email after they have tested the other cpu i sent back. Sorry for all the writing, you guys can take a bathroom break..........i looked in bios multiple times but everything is recognized and the settings are correct, at least that i know of im a beginner. Do you think that the ide controllers might be bad? There were no conflicts in the device manager, so im not sure. Any advice would be appreciated.