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Intel i7 920 not performing at high speeds?

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I am wondering, in regards to the new i7 920 chip i bought of intel, what sort of file copy speeds i should be getting? At the moment it is taking me approx 5 min to copy 5G of files from one drive to the other. I have installed all the necessary drivers and my device manager is recognising all the 8 cores. I have heard multiple reports of people with similar configurations of these file transfers taking only matter of seconds, can you please give me some advice and what i can do to begin getting these speeds?



Computer Specs:

Chipset: i7 920

Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme

Ram: 3x 2gb 1600Mhz Corsair DDR3

HDD: 2 x Seagate 7200RPM 32mb Cache Sata Drives

Power Supply: Antec 650W True Power

Video Card: Saphire 4870 512mb

Case: HAF 922.


Operating System: Vista 64bit Ultimate.
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Hi Kerrod,

The problem you seem to be having does not really sounds CPU related to me. I think it has something to do with the speed of the harddisks or something with the motherboard/controller. I would run speed tests/benchmarks on your harddisks as a starting point.

Good luck!