I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.
I just bought an Asus EeeBox PC EB1012P barebones nettop to use as an HTPC. I installed 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 RAM and a 250GB hard drive I had from an old laptop, and tried to boot it up. It took about two minutes to even display anything on the screen, but eventually it did boot up and I was able to go to the BIOS setup. Once I was there, though, the system was so unresponsive that I couldn't really do anything. It took between 30-60 seconds to register every keystroke. I finally got out of there and put in the USB drive to install Ubuntu, and it didn't do anything, just hung on the screen that says "EeeBox PC". I know Atom is not a speed demon, but am I right in assuming it should at least have enough horsepower to navigate a BIOS smoothly? I've tried reseating the memory and hard drive, but it still gives the same result. Any insight on what might be happening here? I've never heard of this specific problem before.
Oh, and I've emailed Asus support twice now and haven't heard anything from them in nearly a week.