1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

slow computer just curious

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Urgan, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Urgan New Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    3 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    I am just curious. I am running

    AMD Athlon 64 FX51
    1024 Mb Dual Channel Corsair Pro Memory
    2 120 Gig Seagate SATA Hdd
    Radeio 9800XT Vid
    Win Xp Pro w/ SP2

    it not like I don't have power and I am only using 1-5 % of my cpu
    power and have 544mb of Physical Memory Free with a commit charge of
    338M / 2459M and Outlook is running slow and I am getting buffer
    underruns burning dvds at 8x with my Pioneer A09XL . I am underrun
    protection on but it keeps going down and taking 20 minutes to burn a
    full DVD.And WinRar is taking forever to extract now. I mean pretty
    much everything is running way slower than it should be and I am not
    using 10% of my computer power. I just formatted and reinstalled
    Windows about a month ago and it was working great but now it has
    slowed down now so much that I am seeing 2.5ghz Celerons running some
    progs faster than mine. I have all the new updates and all the newest
    drivers for all my hardware. Why would anything run slow when it is
    not using my CPU or Memory and I am only using 338mb or my page file
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. p-jack New Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    333 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    hi there,

    from what you say i´d think there´s something wrong with either your HDDs or the hdd controller (a decent hdd should do ~5x the transfer rate a dvd burner is writing at...), my first shot would be reinstalling the chipset drivers (i assume you´re using the mobo´s storage controller).
    also, do the HDDs/controller show up in the device manager correctly?
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. Zalmann

    Zalmann New Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    910 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    Perth, Australia
    Do a scan for malware mate (Virus and spyware), you may have a trojan or something hogging your CPU.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. pbmaster

    pbmaster New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    2,588 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    Savannah, GA
    Try a defrag. Simple but effective.
    10 Year Member at TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)