Hey all, thanks in advance for any advice you guys have. Ok, so I had an old system with a 2.6 pentium D processor, 4 gigs of memory, running windows 7 pro 64 bit, and it was running fantastic. Well I decided to build a new system anyway and push the performance of windows 7 and the games I'd play, so I built a new system comprising of: Asus P7P550D EVO motherboard Core i7-860 2.8ghz 8 gigs pc3 8500 memory Ok so my issue, is I built my new system, and installed windows 7 pro 64 bit on the new machine. When I got into windows, everything was SOOOO SLOW. It took avg 30-45 minutes to install, and that was the way it was with everything. Control panel took a while to come up, etc. My question is, how does higher performing hardware run win7 worse than my old setup. Anyone know what's causing this, or how to fix it? Side note, I updated the bios on my board and got updated drivers. Still no change. I've reinstalled win 7 3 times now on this current setup and doing the same thing each time.