Ok...is this normal

I know…you’ll be sick of me soon if you aren’t already. I’m sitting here
with my Athlon 1.2Ghz 256 Ram machine and I notice a glaring problem. Now
this might just be Win 2000 which I’m not used to and its hoggish
requirements. Many times when I open two programs or something or run an
install program or something while another prog. is running…the system
seems to slow to a crawl. I can’t have winamp open and playing and run
anythig else at the same time. I could easily do this with my P733
machine. The Music just flips out and gets all garbbled. Things are just
slow. Now I don’t know if this is software or processor related.

If its hardware related are there some settings I should be checking int
he bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
manually set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes processor
wise.). This just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down
even on HD tasks. Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD
took 15 minutes/CD. this also seemed really slow. Thanks

Try opening task manager and see what is using the CPU cycles. There might
be a program that isn’t quite working right.


Adam Gordon SBA Design - web site and graphic design
http://www.sbadesign.com adam@sbadesign.com “Brian Wilmot”
<bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
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> I know…you’ll be sick of me soon if you aren’t already. I’m sitting
> here with my Athlon 1.2Ghz 256 Ram machine and I notice a glaring
> problem. Now this might just be Win 2000 which I’m not used to and its
> hoggish requirements. Many times when I open two programs or something
> or run an install program or something while another prog. is
> running…the system seems to slow to a crawl. I can’t have winamp open
> and playing and run anythig else at the same time. I could easily do
> this with my P733 machine. The Music just flips out and gets all
> garbbled. Things are just slow. Now I don’t know if this is software or
> processor related.
>
> If its hardware related are there some settings I should be checking int
> he bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
> manually set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes processor
> wise.). This just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down
> even on HD tasks. Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD
> took 15 minutes/CD. this also seemed really slow. Thanks

I did and 90-100 is on “system idle process.”

it just seems like CPU usage climbs to 100% real quick.

“Adam Gordon” <ajgordon@eden.rutgers.edu> wrote in message
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> Try opening task manager and see what is using the CPU cycles. There
might be a program that isn’t
> quite working right.
>
> –
> Adam Gordon SBA Design - web site and graphic design
> http://www.sbadesign.com adam@sbadesign.com “Brian Wilmot”
> <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:9hghcf$co1$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> > I know…you’ll be sick of me soon if you aren’t already. I’m sitting
here
> > with my Athlon 1.2Ghz 256 Ram machine and I notice a glaring problem.
Now
> > this might just be Win 2000 which I’m not used to and its hoggish
> > requirements. Many times when I open two programs or something or
> > run an install program or something while another prog. is
> > running…the system seems to slow to a crawl. I can’t have winamp
> > open and playing and run anythig else at the same time. I could
> > easily do this with my P733
machine.
> > The Music just flips out and gets all garbbled. Things are just slow.
Now I
> > don’t know if this is software or processor related.
> >
> > If its hardware related are there some settings I should be
> > checking int
he
> > bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
manually
> > set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes processor wise.).
This
> > just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down even on HD
tasks.
> > Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD took 15
minutes/CD.
> > this also seemed really slow. Thanks
> >
>

also dont forget, for the ata xxx drive to operate at full speed, it has
to be on the interface with only devices of the same speed…

example you have an ata100 and an ata33, you have them on the same ribbon,
its gonna run at ata33 speeds you put the 100 on its own, and the 33 with
a cd rom, the 100 will run at
100…


Tony Raineri http://www.woogu.com

“Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
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> If its hardware related are there some settings I should be checking int
he
> bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
> manually set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes
> processor wise.).
This
> just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down even on HD
tasks.
> Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD took 15
> minutes/CD. this also seemed really slow. Thanks

hmm, you mean like pops and clicks and various other noises in the music,
mostly when using the cd rom drives… right? some sort of sb live card
too i take it?


Tony Raineri http://www.woogu.com

“Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
news:9hghcf$co1$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> I know…you’ll be sick of me soon if you aren’t already. I’m sitting
> here with my Athlon 1.2Ghz 256 Ram machine and I notice a glaring
> problem. Now this might just be Win 2000 which I’m not used to and its
> hoggish requirements. Many times when I open two programs or something
> or run an install program or something while another prog. is
> running…the system seems to slow to a crawl. I can’t have winamp open
> and playing and run anythig else at the same time. I could easily do
> this with my P733
machine.
> The Music just flips out and gets all garbbled. Things are just
> slow. Now
I
> don’t know if this is software or processor related.
>
> If its hardware related are there some settings I should be checking int
he
> bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
> manually set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes
> processor wise.).
This
> just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down even on HD
tasks.
> Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD took 15
> minutes/CD. this also seemed really slow. Thanks

actually no…its a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz…and yeah I’ve heard about
problems with Win 2000 and that kind of stuff. And the pops and hisses are
the kind that you hear when an audio stream is bad.

But, it goes farther than just sound. Even witht he sound off, the system
seems to get bogged down way too easily. Install programs crawl(not on the
extraction part as much as the file copy part).

Brian Wilmot “Tony Ranieri” <woo_boy@puckoff.com> wrote in message
news:9hgl29$djo$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> hmm, you mean like pops and clicks and various other noises in the
> music, mostly when using the cd rom drives… right? some sort of sb
> live card too i take it?
>
>
> –
> Tony Raineri http://www.woogu.com
>
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:9hghcf$co1$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> > I know…you’ll be sick of me soon if you aren’t already. I’m sitting
here
> > with my Athlon 1.2Ghz 256 Ram machine and I notice a glaring problem.
Now
> > this might just be Win 2000 which I’m not used to and its hoggish
> > requirements. Many times when I open two programs or something or
> > run an install program or something while another prog. is
> > running…the system seems to slow to a crawl. I can’t have winamp
> > open and playing and run anythig else at the same time. I could
> > easily do this with my P733
> machine.
> > The Music just flips out and gets all garbbled. Things are just slow.
Now
> I
> > don’t know if this is software or processor related.
> >
> > If its hardware related are there some settings I should be
> > checking int
> he
> > bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
manually
> > set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes processor wise.).
> This
> > just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down even on HD
> tasks.
> > Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD took 15
minutes/CD.
> > this also seemed really slow. Thanks
> >
>

yeah that’s the way I got it…that’s why all this seems so wierd. Are you
aware of any special needs of IBM Deskstar drives.?

Brian Wilmot

“Tony Ranieri” <woo_boy@puckoff.com> wrote in message
news:9hgl7b$dl9$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> also dont forget, for the ata xxx drive to operate at full speed, it has
to
> be on the interface with only devices of the same speed…
>
> example you have an ata100 and an ata33, you have them on the same
> ribbon, its gonna run at ata33 speeds you put the 100 on its own, and
> the 33 with a cd rom, the 100 will run at
> 100…
>
> –
> Tony Raineri http://www.woogu.com
>
>
> “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> news:9hghcf$co1$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
>
> > If its hardware related are there some settings I should be
> > checking int
> he
> > bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
manually
> > set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes processor wise.).
> This
> > just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down even on HD
> tasks.
> > Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD took 15
minutes/CD.
> > this also seemed really slow. Thanks
> >
>

no, the only thing ive heard was about a bunch of the 75gxp deskstars
dying out after a month or two of useage… that was around nov/dec of
2000… a friend and his brother both have them and neither have had any
problems, but i know people that have had two or three fail so…

“Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
news:9hglnt$dol$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> yeah that’s the way I got it…that’s why all this seems so wierd. Are
> you aware of any special needs of IBM Deskstar drives.?
>
> Brian Wilmot
>
> “Tony Ranieri” <woo_boy@puckoff.com> wrote in message
> news:9hgl7b$dl9$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> > also dont forget, for the ata xxx drive to operate at full speed,
> > it has
> to
> > be on the interface with only devices of the same speed…
> >
> > example you have an ata100 and an ata33, you have them on the same
ribbon,
> > its gonna run at ata33 speeds you put the 100 on its own, and the 33
> > with a cd rom, the 100 will run
at
> > 100…
> >
> > –
> > Tony Raineri http://www.woogu.com
> >
> >
> > “Brian Wilmot” <bwilmot@jumpnow.net> wrote in message
> > news:9hghcf$co1$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> >
> > > If its hardware related are there some settings I should be checking
int
> > he
> > > bios. Initialy the bios rec. my chip as 800Mhz instead of 1.2 G I
> manually
> > > set it to 1.2 in the bios( but that is all I changes processor
> > > wise.).
> > This
> > > just doesn’t seem right. A faster machine gets bogged down even
> > > on HD
> > tasks.
> > > Copying my mp3’s off the 16x drive tpo the 7200RPm HD took 15
> minutes/CD.
> > > this also seemed really slow. Thanks
> > >
> > >
> >
>