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Thread: SLOW when it SHOULDNT be




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    Ok well, if you could just give me some general steps to how to fix this...
    recently, my new comp (3 motnhs old) is acting very slow in the windows environment. Not so in games, however. But..It is slow in apps (photoshop). Also, I notice when I start up AIM or Windows Messenger, it connects, but takes a while for my buddy list to appear...just something odd.
    Anyways, here are my specs
    Pentium IV 2.4C w/ HTT
    Chaintech 9CJS
    Asus 9600 XT
    Raptor 36.7 GB 10,000 RPM HDD
    2x 512MB Crucial PC3200 Ram
    Thermaltake Butterfly PSU
    Audigy 2


    Sorry I can't be more specific. I already reset the BIOS to all normal defaults..don't know what else to tell you. As far as I see, its clocked correctly. And yes, all my drivers are current.

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    have you checked for spyware? try adaware from lavasoft.com
    when is the last time you defragmented your harddrive? try defragging
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    Check for viruses and spyware. Download HijackThis and post the log. (search for it on Google)

    It could also be a hardware issue. Have you disconnected any hardware? Sometimes Windows can have problem when even the simplest hardware is disconnected without an uninstall.

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    I have spybot search and destroy, usually I run it every week, however i sorta forgot about it and didn't run it. Turns out I had a dialer(exe), which I'm not sure what it is, after that was deleted my comp runs a little better but I don't think that was causing most of the slowness. O well, I'm sure I'll figure it out sooon enough :roll:

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