I recently built my first PC to upgrade from a decrepit Pentium 4 3.06ghz with 1GB of Ram to an AMD Phenom II 955 with 4gb of Ram running at 1800mhz on an asus m4a785td-v evo. I was expecting to be blown away by the performance comparisson but to be honest I'm having a hard time finding much difference. Sure I can play the latest games now but in general, operating system tasks like booting up, shutting down and loading my start up programs I fail to see a difference atall. What kind of things should I be looking for that will be noticeably faster from my old P4 system ? Am I making the most of my processor or should I be unlocking things in the bios to improve performance ? Is there any kind of program or task I could run to see the performance increase ?