plz help! physical memory & cpu gon

Microsoft / AMD SEMPRON
December 25, 2008 at 15:29:41
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB
Please my computer needs help!
I've grown desperate!

My computer often crashes, and on boot i get a
message saying that my CPU is unworkable.
My CPU is always high, and my physical memory is
way beyond max! (<a
href="http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/iouon
egirl/cpu1.jpg">picture)
A big thanks to anyone why can help me!
Its incredibly slow and unworkable!
Please help!
Merry xmas btw! Best wishes for you all!
David


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#1
December 25, 2008 at 19:41:04
You may have a virus or malware on your system do the following and see if this helps.

Download malwarebytes and let it do a full scan, if it finds anything remove them.


http://www.download.com/Malwarebyte...


If you don't have an anti-virus program or if you ant-virus program has expired and outdated, then remove the old anti-virus program and download AVG 8.

http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Vi...


Both of these programs are free.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#2
December 26, 2008 at 09:35:05
Dear Cobra,

I do have an antivirus program, Bitdefender.
I paid 50 euros for it and it shouldn't be
outdated yet. It scans every day automaticly.
Should i still try that free malware scanner?
Thanks in advance
Kind Regards,
David


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#3
December 26, 2008 at 10:42:29
Yes because anti-viruses can miss or not fully get rid of things like malware, because some times malware will hide themselves as regular programs and your anti-virus may tend to skip right over it or only delete a few files that it may suspect to be malware files, but not the whole thing itself. Take for example a malware program called Antivirus 2009. Your anti-virus may look at it as another program instead of malware. A program like malwarebytes will detect a program like that and remove all of it.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#4
December 26, 2008 at 10:42:41
"I do have an antivirus program, Bitdefender. I paid 50 euros for it and it shouldn't be outdated yet"

50 euros? There are so many good free anti-virus & anti-spyware programs available, I don't know why anyone would pay for one.

Your system appears to be infected, regardless of your daily scans. Could be adware/spyware/malware, possibly trojans.

Other than installing & running Malwarebytes (which you should definitely do), here are a few things I suggest you check 1st. Start by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up Windows Task Manager. In the lower left corner, how many Processes do you have running? Just to give you an idea, I have 38. Then click on the Processes tab...at the top you'll see the column headings (Image Name, User Name, CPU, etc). Click on "User Name" to sort the list, you may have to click twice. Now look at all the processes that have your User Name next to them...you *should* be able to identify all of them. I have 10 entries & know what each one of them is. If any entry looks suspicious, try googling the name to see what you come up with.

While still in Task Manager, Processes tab, click on "CPU" to sort the processes by CPU usage. Once again, you may have to click twice. Which process is hogging the CPU?

Next, download, install & run CCleaner Slim...both the cleaner & the registry scan. Remove everything it finds.

http://www.ccleaner.com/download/bu...

You can also use CCleaner to check which programs load at startup. Click on the Tools button on the left side of the CCleaner window, then click the Startup button. See anything suspicious?

Run Malwarebytes....


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#5
December 26, 2008 at 17:46:08
Dear Jam & Cobra,

My Task Manager shows 53 processes, i'll try
to eliminate some. Should i eliminate system
processes?
I'll try to download CC & that malware
program tomorrow, i'll let you know how it
went :)
thanks a lot guys!


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#6
December 26, 2008 at 19:49:36
"Should i eliminate system processes?"

No. The only processes you should be concerned about are the ones connected with your user name.


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#7
December 28, 2008 at 15:01:59
Hey guys!

I runned the malware scan. you were right i
had 8 virusses (few trojans)

but i also found something that might could
be of interest: 2 of my cpu coolers are down
=/
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/...
egirl/DSCN1606.jpg

best regards


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#8
December 28, 2008 at 19:21:12
photobucket link doesn't work.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#9
December 29, 2008 at 09:03:06
Hey guys!

ive ran malwarebytes and i cleared out 8
virusses.
But i also have another thing i'd like to
ask: i check my pc health status, (picture: http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/...
egirl/DSCN1606.jpg ) and 2 of my cooling fans
dont seem to be working :s
also, one -5 volt thing has -62! (left almost
bottem)
please help? :D


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#10
December 29, 2008 at 11:21:17
Again your picture link doesn't work.

If one of your colling fans died replace it.

As for the last part i don't understand what you mean by -5 volt and -62.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#11
December 29, 2008 at 16:20:21
sorry cobra i see this site messed up my
links! >:(

its the 2 following lines after eachother:
http://i359.photobucket.
com/albums/iounegirl/DSCN1606.jpg

then u'll see the volt things

ty


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#12
December 30, 2008 at 10:39:16
Still doesn't work.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#13
December 30, 2008 at 19:19:42
hey corba i'm sorry i forgot sth! sry sry

please have a look:
http://i359.photobucket.com/albu
ms/oo37/iouonegirl/DSCN1606.jpg

regards


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#14
January 1, 2009 at 18:37:58
Try opening the case and seeing if one of your fans isn't running, if it isn't try unplugging it and re plugging it.

If your cpu is running at a high temp you should prob try cleaning the entire case out with compressed air. and then while you are at it take off the heatsink and fan clean off the old thermal paste and apply something like artic silver 5 thermal paste you can find at just about any retail store that sells computers and put a grain size of rice on the middle of the processor and put the heatsink and fan back on it.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#15
January 2, 2009 at 09:52:46
oh ok.
I've never opened my computer before while it
was running. hope i wont get electrocated :)

thanks for the help, but i dont know much
about hardware of a computer.
Could you please simplify your second
paragraph a little bit?

i know i must be a pain in the *ss but i
really need help. Thanks so much man!
Happy newyear btw!


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#16
January 2, 2009 at 12:43:24
Well don't mess with anything inside while the computer is still running, turn it off and unplug the power cord in the back.

You will need to buy two things compressed air to blow all the dust out and artic silver thermal grease to put on the processor. After you are done blowing out the the dust with the compressed air, remove the heatsink from the processor, there should be a latch, just pull on the lever and the heatsink should come right off the processor. Then using rubbing alcohol take off the old thermal paste on the processor and at the bottom of the heatsink. Now apply a grain size of artic silver thermal grease on the processor. Now reattach the heatsink back onto the processor, close everything up and start your computer.

Here is step by step instructions for removing, cleaning and appling new thermal grease using artic silver 5 on your processor.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...


This isn't really hard to do. Even if you have never done this before. It's just takes a little time is all.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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#17
January 3, 2009 at 03:32:46
Thank you so much!
I'll head to a computer store after school on
monday for the artic grease and the
compressed air.
I'll let you know how it went! :)
also thanks for the link!
hundred times thank you! youre a hero

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#18
January 3, 2009 at 11:24:00
You're Welcome.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!


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