AMD processor "skipping"

Gateway / T3302
May 2, 2009 at 19:00:39
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2 GHz / 1022 MB
For a while now my AMD Sempron 3300+ has been "skipping". By this I mean sometimes when I am doing a CPU intensive task such as gaming it will sort of skip like a cd. Ill be going fine then all of sudden things will stop for a second then ill be going fine again then it will stop again and proceed to do this every couple seconds. This isnt like normal CPU lag. Even when im not gaming it will do this. I can be sitting on my desktop with no applications open, and ill be in taskmanager watching my CPU usage shoot up from 0% to 40-50% every second. I have taken a short video clip of this happening, for any one needing a better idea of what is going on. please watch it. Take note of how the Cpu jumps up to 40%, I had no applications running besides the one to take the demo, but that didnt change anything, its exactly like that without anything running. I have no idea what could be the cause of this. Some days it will do it a lot more than others. My hard drive also sometimes stops working, and starts making this skipping sound, and my computer freezes. I then have to shut down, unplug the HD, and plug it back in and it's fine. I dont know what causes this either but it may have something to do with the CPU lag. Any Ideas?

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May 2, 2009 at 21:08:30
Well i think you just answerd your own question. I'ts not the processors it's your hard drive and it seems to me if it's starting to make a skipping sound and freeze it's in the begining stages of dying and it's just going to get more and more worse. My advice would be to backup all of your stuff asap and get another hard drive before it dies.

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