Just a got a powerful new computer, need help tweaking it!

By Reds55
Jul 9, 2005
  1. I just got a new computer and i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on how to make it run to its potential? Here are the specs:

    Case ( Coolermaster WaveMaster Case w/420W Power Supply Silver )
    Meter Display ( CoolerMaster Musketeer-2 System Dynamics Detector Silver )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
    Case Lighting ( None )
    Power Supply ( Enermax EG565P 535 Watt Power Supply [SLI-Ready] )
    Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 X2 4400+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
    Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
    Motherboard ( Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4-SLI Chipset w/LAN, 7.1 Sound, IEEE-1394, USB 2.0 Dual PCI-E Motherboard )
    Operation System ( MS Windows XP Home Edition )
    Memory ( 2048 MB [1024MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( [PCI-Express 16x] ATI Radeon X850-XT 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
    Case Round Cable ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower )
    IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )
    Hard Drive ( 250 GB HARD DRIVE Maxtor 250 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-133 16MB Cache Hard Drive )
    2nd Hard Drive ( None )
    Raid Controller ( None )
    USB Flash Drive ( None )
    MP3 Player ( None )
    Raid Configuration ( None )
    CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive Silver )
    TV Tuner ( None )
    Video Camera ( None )
    CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Silver )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Power Protection ( ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** Opti-UPS SS1200-AVR Mighty Voltage Regulator )
    Headset ( None )
    Speaker System ( None )
    Fax Modem ( None )
    Printer ( None )
    Printer Cable ( None )
    Network Card ( 10/100 Network Onboard )
    Floppy Drive ( Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Silver )
    Wireless Network Adapter ( [Special !!!] Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter )
    Monitor ( None )
    Keyboard ( Multi-Media Keyboard Silver )
    Mouse ( Microsoft Optical Intelli-Mouse 5-Button Beige )
    Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard Warranty + 2-Year i-Care Deluxe On-site Service + 24/7 Phone Support )
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    Wrap it up! I'll take it!
    Best tweak I think of. :haha:
    Very nice rig!
    Welcome to TechSpot
    I'm certain you will find your every tweak here!
    Try the search feature for any topics already posted
    you may be intrested in. Other wise hangout and
    Ppl will offer up what they have..
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I know some people reformat and reinstall xp as soon as they buy a new pc. I've heard some claims that systems come with so much stuff installed(that's not needed) that they are only running at 70-80% of the maximum possible speed due to all the programs installed from the factory.

    Other than that, you can try some new drivers and see which ones are the best.

    If you still need more power, overclocking could be an option.
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