My PC 'feels' too slow

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I built a new OcUK sourced PC last year and it's feeling a bit slow, maybe it's just my perception, but how can I check this?

I ran 3DMark and here are the results.

One strange thing is that it says my disk model is WDC 320, which is my second data disk. My OS disk is actually a 150G Raptor.

Any performance experts able to help me? I can run tests if you can tell me what I need to run. :confused:
 
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Providing more info, especially specs of PC would help :)

That said, if its feeling slow after a year, maybe its time for a format & Windows reinstall? Hope you've been defraging, cleaning out temp/internet-cache/etc regularly?
 
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Most of the specs are in the 3dMark results, is there anything missing that you need to diagnose?

Basically...

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
ATI RADEON X1900, 499 MHz / 594 MHz
2048 MB
WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0
305.25 GB
A8R32-MVP Deluxe
Microsoft Windows XP
 
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Yeah I might do that if someone can give me some 'quick wins'...I'm never really tried OCing before, but I'm willing to give it a go with the right guidance! :p
 

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It may be getting hotter than it was when you built it and throttling. When was the last time you cleaned it out of dust and crap ?
Your quick win would be a complete clean out and clocking the bejesus out of your GFX card. Clean out would include de dusting it and stripping out unwanted progs and processes and running S&D and Ad Aware.
After you have done this then read this as it is a superb starting point for overclocking http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17612922 then you can clock the bejesus out of your CPU and slacken the ram etc
 
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miracleboy said:
Yeah I might do

That 4800 should go well on stock volts, mine went all way upto 250x12, bit unstable but was fine when dropped to 248x12. I dont run it that high and dropped it back down to the level in my sig, tbh i saw little if any diff from 2.75 to running 2.95 however the diff from 2.4 to 2.75 was nice margin & cooling is good. :)
 
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