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Why my Core 2 Duo system got slow in all of sudden...?

Hello everyone, I have Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 based system with 4GB DDR2 RAM & 160GB of Hard Disk. Yesterday I was trying to install Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on my system because due to some problem I've deleted my previous windows vista ultimate...! When I tried to install windows vista it was so slowest, means the installation was so slow it never been before. Each step of installation was slow even the copying process was also slow. could you people tell me what is the problem? Why my system got slow in all of sudden..? Is there any Hard Disk problem or something else....? Please help me on this issue, in previous day's  the installation process so fast like lightning fast but now I'm having this problem so expecting help from you...
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aibak
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aibak
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ded9Commented:
Hi,

It seems like memory problem.

Can try reseating memory on the computer or only connect one memory chip that you might think is good.


Try it

Ded9
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corey_mcmCommented:
is it just the install that is/was slow? what about actual performance when windows is running?

do you format the hard disk when installing vista?
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ded9Commented:
Hi,

Also make sure you disconnect printer, flash drive, external hard drive from the computer when installing windows xp.


Ded9
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ded9Commented:
sorry Windows vista
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aibakAuthor Commented:
Yeah the Windows performance is also slow, I don't know which RAM has the problem??? I have 4 DIMM's now how can I check that?
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ded9Commented:
Hi,

connect only one ram and check whether the computer works faster. If yes disconnect it and connect the another.

When you connect the faulty one you will see slow computer performance.


Ded9
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YGregersenCommented:
Which make and model of the motherboard & RAM?
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aibakAuthor Commented:
I've the solution, it's just the issue with the x64 Operating system wether XP x64 or Vista x64 and this problem is only with the 4GB memory, if you stick up with 3GB everything goes just fine but if you upgrade to 4GB you'd have this problem. Make sure your Motherboard supports memory remapping option and have latest BIOS installed...!  I had an old BIOS that's why I was having this problem and remember to update your Windows Vista to get rid from this problem or else you're having slowest performance with 4GB...!
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Computer101Commented:
PAQed with points refunded (125)

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