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    Default i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    how can u tell if a CPU is close to dieing becouse my computer's been getting slower and slower no matter how many times i format it

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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    I would doubt that has anything to do with the CPU, it is most likely the Hard drive or some Ram issues. Which could be caused by a powersupply problem. This is all guessing. I can't start to say for sure untill you give me the rest of your computers specs with model numbers of everything, and some more specific problems. Eg error numbers orwhat applications are slower ect.
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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    well i cant give u model numbers and stuff like that but this is my current rig

    proccesor: intel pentium 4 1.6GHz
    memory: 768MB pc133 1stick of 265 and 1 of 512 (corsair)
    hard drive: 180GB 1x160 hitatchi thing 1x 20GB older maxtor disk
    3d card nvidia geforce FX 5600 EP
    PSU: thermaltake pure power 460w blue light
    motherbord: a dell optiplex GX 240 (845 chipset)

    not the best rig but it used to run games like CSS, doom3 and stuff like that

    and whats slower... everything booting, xp, even the boot menu that u get when u format a HD and dont get me started on how games are running becouse there all running crap to **** to not

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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    If possible, it is upgrade time. That stuff is just too outdated to keep throwing money at. About the only thing salvageable is that powersupply. If upgrading is not an option, try swapping the hardrive you use as the master with one of the others and see what happens. AMD64 prices have dropped dramatically and you could get a motherboard/CPU/ram for under $400. You could also get a good video card for under $150. So for under $550 you could get something modern.
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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    yea thought so i already got a update for my system planned all i need now is the cash to get the parts thinking of upgrading to this

    proccesor: intel core duo 2 E6600 @ 3GHz
    mobo: asus P5B deluxe or gigabyte 965P-DQ6
    (micht wait till the nforce 590 intel mobo's are on the market)
    memory: ocz ddr2 pc2-6400 platinum 2x1024
    3d card: xfx 6800 xt xxx
    (kinda waiting for the dx10 cards to come out before i buy a high end card)

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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    DAMN!!! Now that is an upgrade! Save you cash and limp ole bessy until you can do it. You are gonna need new underwear when you see the speed difference between your current system and the one you are planning.
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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    if the mobo is covered in dust, blow it all off
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    Default Re: i think my cpu might be at the end of it's days

    it's not coverd in dust to my suprise when i took a closer look at all my parts nearly none of them where coverd in dust only the cooler from my 3d card had a lil bit dust in it's cooling ribs but it's weird that i have nearly no dust on my other componenst seeing as my computer has run non stop for the last year or 2 with sometimes a short break of 1h or so to place a new fan and the longest was 4h when i put it in a new case that has better cooling

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