It is running Windows XP Home with SP2 and latest updates.
It is using AVG anti-virus with virus definition files updated daily. It is using the SP2 firewall and is behind a router with an SPI/NAT firewall.
It has been scanned with both SpyBot S&D and SpywareBlaster. No spyware was detected.
Keep in mind, it was slow immediately after a complete wipe of the machine (fdisk with new MBR) and a completely fresh reinstall of Windows XP Home. Off the network, with nothing but a fresh clean build, it was still slow.
I have even gone through the services that are running right after the fresh install and shut down everything that is not essential. Still no effect. I really am at a point that it must be something hardware/firmware/driver.
Does anyone know where I can get a list of proper BIOS settings to compare?
Message Edited by SR45 on 11-24-2004 09:50 AM
Banchetto 101 Case-Less System
eVGA 780i Mobo
eVGA 295 GTX Video
8 Gb Corsair Memory
Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler
VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD
Windows 7 RC 7100
We read the same articles. :smileyhappy:
I have done a fresh install. I have run anti-spyware and anti-virus. I have even run the Dell Diag from the boot menu and looked for anything. All come back fine.
I'm I just asking too much of the hardware? Am I unreasonable for expecting it to boot in under 30 seconds and for an application to load and run in under 5 seconds? Even other computer I have (all of them slower than this one) brings up apps that fast. Is the Celeron really that much slower?
Utilization is about 4-5% idle. It jumps up to between 33% and 55% when an app loads.
Maybe the answer is to upgrade the CPU. I can pick up a used non-Celeron 2.4 for about $50.