Originally posted by sliu33
[B]I dont see how it could be the system. I recently had it built and the requirements are more than enough.
No pirated versions from who knows where. I tested an original and a copied dvd.
I dont have any other programs running in the background to my knowledge.
It baffles me. :sad: [/B]
It always amazes me how many PC builders install current technology and forget to turn on all the performance enhancements that it brought with it
Ensure that DMA is on for all drives.
Right click "My computer" ->properties->hardware->Device manager->IDE ATA/ATAPI devices
Then select each channel (primary and secondary) and check the properties of each (right click->properties)
If it doesn't say "UDMA2/3/4/5/6" or at least "Multiword DMA mode X" then you are in trouble.
If you have "Pio modeX", select "DMA if available" and then restart.
Check your bios to ensure that they you have UDMA turned on
(usually delete key when first post screen shows up)
If it's all using DMA and is still slow then ....
Type "dxdiag" and enter
Then run thru all the tests to ensure that Directx is installed correctly.
Other than that, try updating your video card and sound card drivers
If it still doesn't work, try changing your IDE ATA/ATAPI drivers to microsoft standard IDE drivers, and then ensure that everything is using DMA