computer has become very slow

September 5, 2013 at 04:30:39
Specs: Windows XP
New system only built about 7 or 8 weeks ago and has been woking fine. Now the system is very slow and takes 2 or 3 minutes to boot. Running cpu at normal speed no over-clocking.
Gigabyte 78LMT-S2p fitted with AMD Athlon II X3 450.
I have started to see easytune 6 cpu frequency unstable. Running cpu at 3200 buts keeps jumping to 4260 & 6920.
Also seen the cpu time in task manager is running very fast.
Is this CPU issue or motherboard ?

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#1
September 5, 2013 at 06:57:26
Hi Mel_B,

Before concluding this as an hardware issue, I would suggest you to check if it is an issue with the operating system.

Perform virus scan using the antivirus installed on the system.

Also, perform a clean boot to check if it is an issue with any application. For more information on clean boot, refer to the link mentioned below:

http://dell.to/17z4TAa

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#2
September 5, 2013 at 09:23:24
As a further check for viruses run MalwareBytes freebie - it often finds what AV's miss:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

EDIT: The quick scan with MWB should be sufficient.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
September 5, 2013 at 10:26:18
"I have started to see easytune 6 cpu frequency unstable. Running cpu at 3200 buts keeps jumping to 4260 & 6920"

That's got to be a glitch in the software. The default speed of the X3 450 is 3.2GHz, it may run slower than that due to "Cool'n'Quiet" technology but it would NOT run faster & it certainly wouldn't run at twice it's clock speed. Are you looking at the CPU fan speed in RPMs? Please post your CPU temps, at idle & underload.


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