how to do #4 under "solve software problems" on vista ultimate 32bit? http://www.ehow.com/how_4460971_solve-pc-mouse-freeze.html //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// spec: - amd athlon64 x2 4400+ brisbane - 3gb ram - 8800 gts 512mb - vista ultimate 32bit - 500w psu - motherboard acer f690gvm ati chipset - bios phoenix technologies version 6.00 pg CPU usage percent went sky rocket for jus opening videos symthoms: - when opening videos.... cpu usage is 70 - 85% and loud noise coming from pc case, likely cpu area. - when opening video editing programs..... same thing happend. - at random times when move mouse every inch will have different actions... like move mouse and it will click start menu from desktop, move again and it will highlight something on browser, move again and it will open something ect.... - mouse have 1.4sec pause every 5,6,7 minutes. - at rare time when scrolling browser.... loud noise coming from pc case..... when stop.... noise gone. tried: - ive tried taking out heatsink and cpu and clean dust and put new thermal paste.... still same problem mouse freeze for 1.4sec every 5,6,7 minutes. note after cleaning heatsink/cpu and apply new thermal paste.... psu turns on "turbo mode" itself and cannot turn to normal mode manually. this zumax psu has turbo mode feature which make fan spin faster and louder noise. weird, it supose to be normal mode at default and i cannot turn back to normal mode. note: after putting new thermal paste.... my speaker acts weird... when playing music it will have skips... like 0.40sec tiny skip.. like static sound. not jus my speake rbut headphone too. - take out video card off and boot pc. boot fine. but mouse is not smooth and when scroll page is clunky and when play videos is choppy. i can still feel at random time mouse freeze a bit in addition of already not smooth mouse movement. put video card back and mouse movement smooth and no choppy when playing videos but still mouse freeze for 1.4sec every 5,6,7 minutes - try other mouse and still freeze for 1.4sec every 5,6,7 minutes now my next test is to do #4 under the "solve software problems" here http://www.ehow.com/how_4460971_solve-pc-mouse-freeze.html but dont know how. how?