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slow computer just curious

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

  1. Urgan New Member

    Apr 12, 2007
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    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
  2. p-jack New Member

    Jul 13, 2006
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    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?
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  3. Zalmann

    Zalmann New Member

    Feb 25, 2007
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    Do a scan for malware mate (Virus and spyware), you may have a trojan or something hogging your CPU.
  4. pbmaster

    pbmaster New Member

    Aug 6, 2006
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    Try a defrag. Simple but effective.
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