I was making a comp for my friend and it's just not livng up to the speed it should be. It's a 3000+ (AXP) yet on POST it shows 2175MHz or something, which I assume is the normal clock rate for the 3000+. Though, in the BIOS, I couldn't find a way for it to show the rating, so at least they know that they payed for what they get (they probably don't know that 2175MHz or whatever is a 3000+). His mobo is SOYO KT400 Dragon Lite, he's got 1GB DDR PC2700, GF4 ti4200, 80gb ata133 maxtor, 450W PSU (ISO), and proper cooling with thermal grease. The cooling is the Vantec AeroFlow. The power doesn't have the problem, I know that, but I listed it just in case. I got it working and I remember when installing, Windows said something about messing up the installation twice (one the first install) and said it would abort, it continued. Windows booted up etc. The performance is just not what it should be. It's a little hoppy here and there, the bootup and shutdown are incredibly long. He has a 1.8GHz comp thats loaded on the HD space and starts faster, it even uses PC2100 512 (on XP), so definately, he knows something is wrong)! Is there anything I can do in the BIOS to solve an issue like this? Btw, what exactly is the correct multiplier for the 3000+ 333FSB? Any other suggestions for BIOS and performance? I'm not trusting auto here... also, the mobo book doesn't come with ANY BIOS instructions, except to flash it--thats it! Thanks so much guys! All input greatly appreciated. EDIT: I'm leaning towards reformatting, it may have been windows. BTW, Windows XP OEM SP1, and yes, I've activated it.