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Scratch that, it's back to normal!!

Full speado ahead, Master Worf!!!
 
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guy i hope someone can help me out a bit here,i am trying to get my boys computer back to as it was,but i tried 3 times to install sp3 (he is using xp) and cpu usage goes to 100% and stays there when its installed,with just windows running and nothing else,has anyone had this experience?
i google first of course but no one seems to be able to pinpoint a direct cause..
 
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guy i hope someone can help me out a bit here,i am trying to get my boys computer back to as it was,but i tried 3 times to install sp3 (he is using xp) and cpu usage goes to 100% and stays there when its installed,with just windows running and nothing else,has anyone had this experience?
i google first of course but no one seems to be able to pinpoint a direct cause..
List the specs, also is it a clean install? some more info would defo help :toast:
 
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Try installing Ubuntu on it and see if it does the same i.e hardware problem. I think that's what I'd do.

I do have a PC at home my mum's using that will always crash and freeze with a clean XP SP3 install, if I install SP2 and then upgrade to SP3 it works though...
 
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sorry!
its an athlon 939 3200+(2ghz single core)
1 GB ddr 400@god knows what settings...
radeon hd 3600
300 gb sata(only recognises 127 GB?!?)
generic psu
Compaq presario/MSI mobo so i am bios limited for OCcing :(
slight scratch on the case j/k
its a fresh install,but i did try reinstalling in case sp3 installed wrongly,worked up from sp1,then 2,tried 3 then same again...

so 2 fresh installs in 2 days and the only anamoly was changing the monitor output on the gpu seemed to drop the usage down to normal,but then it shot back up to 100% later..
it would go to 100% using the onboard video too though..
 
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sorry!
its an athlon 939 3200+(2ghz single core)
1 GB ddr 400@god knows what settings...
radeon hd 3600
300 gb sata(only recognises 127 GB?!?)
generic psu
Compaq presario/MSI mobo so i am bios limited for OCcing :(
slight scratch on the case j/k
its a fresh install,but i did try reinstalling in case sp3 installed wrongly,worked up from sp1,then 2,tried 3 then same again...

so 2 fresh installs in 2 days and the only anamoly was changing the monitor output on the gpu seemed to drop the usage down to normal,but then it shot back up to 100% later..

it would go to 100% using the onboard video too though..
So it would do this even after a reboot? just sit at 100%cpu usage? what processes are using up the CPU cycles, have a look in taskmgr, make sure you click view processes from all users. Also try running virus and sw scans

Oh and there might be an setting in the bios to allow the motherboard to recognise more than the 127gb as older motherboards where limited to around that size before it became common place for larger drives to appear
 

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Fixed internet for next academic year, max upload Virgin gave me was 10mbps. With phone line it adds up to £32 per month :S

At least its unlimited download unlike what BT is giving. 10Gb download per month, they high? My daily pron work uses more than that!
Upload or download? I am on their 100/10mbit nice to see my films DL at 12MB/s and downloading in 1-10 mins depending on the quality and size :toast:
 
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Jus to show yous guys here in the UK joint that there's no hard feelins and all I brought a special delivery compliments of the American Clubhouse:





P.S. What's with all the fruity avatars?
 
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Jus to show yous guys here in the UK joint that there's no hard feelins and all I brought a special delivery compliments of the American Clubhouse:


http://i.imgur.com/l6inE.gif


P.S. What's with all the fruity avatars?
That's very kind and thoughtful of you........ remember to close the door on your way out :toast:
 
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called sarcasm, and 'fruity'?
To be honest, what he probably means is, if you take a group of 276 American Spaceship crewman, send them into space for 5 years at a time..... things are likely to get fairly fruity! :roll:

Edit: I was right!! ^^^
 
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if you take a group of 276 American Spaceship crewman, send them into space for 5 years at a time..... things are likely to get fairly fruity! :roll:
:laugh::roll::laugh: he can't squirm out of that one!! There's proof, like, everywhere!
 

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hello guys. Do you know how to get to warncliffe woods or grennoside by train?
 
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or trainline.

But really, they're all the same.
natrails better for the simple reason its directly connected to the pc's that update the times at the station notice board thing

EDIT: you guys know scan decided they wouldn't have stock of the cooler i wanted till next monday?, its 30'c here and i've had to downclock my cpu to 2.8ghz as the temp had reached 65'c and the CPU fan reached an amazing 6000 rpm during battlefield
 

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Both cards look the same but which one would you get?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-...mhz-gddr5-gpu-880mhz-1536-cores-dvi-mhdmi-mdp

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-...pu-880mhz-1536-cores-2x-mdp-dl-dvi-i-dvi-hdmi

a lot of online retailers seem like they are short on high end 6xxx series cards. 7xxx series must be closer then i thought
their both the same, chose warranty if its worth it or just chose price

new nvidia's are November so i'd imagine new ATI around that time
 

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I think i will go for the HiS card. they offer 3 year warranty (aparently)


:Edit:

HiS card??? what am i on about. there is no HiS card. i have no idea what i was thinking
 
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So it would do this even after a reboot? just sit at 100%cpu usage? what processes are using up the CPU cycles, have a look in taskmgr, make sure you click view processes from all users. Also try running virus and sw scans
yes even after reboot or cold boot,no viruses adware or malware,HD put in my computer and scanned several times over (i cant install MSE without sp3,and with sp3 installed it could take a week to install MSE...
task manager shows nothing unusual at all,even advanced task manager shows nothing untoward...

Oh and there might be an setting in the bios to allow the motherboard to recognise more than the 127gb as older motherboards where limited to around that size before it became common place for larger drives to appear
i enabled LDA or wehatever it is called (large disk support) in bios,but yea i think the motherboard is at fault there,too old and msi offer no bios for this mobo as compaq do/did the bios support :(
i can live with it only having some of the capacity used as its only a homework computer,but my boy will be incesasantly wingeing and sneaking onto mine when im not around if i dont get his one sorted..

i think i have had enough with this as its been near on 3 days and its still iffy,so i will just leave it with sp2 as it seems to work alright,by the time all the exploits have been exploited i think i should have my am3 mobo so he can have my old one and win7...
thanks for the help though

sorry i have no idea how to format the quote bars..