bottleneck... again...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Black-Syth, May 31, 2003.

  1. Black-Syth

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    My system is slowing down once again... before i could pull off 15,000+ 3Dmarks in 3dmark 2001 SE. Today i benched it again getting only 7900 3dmarks...

    I updated many of my drivers and tested again, same results. What can the problem be? BTW, my card clock speeds are back at stock...
     
  2. Goatman

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    try defrag and Scandisk....???
     
  3. Bootsy

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    did you install something hardware/software?

    Maybe a program running in the background?

    take a screenshot of the processes running in the background and post it.
     
  4. Black-Syth

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    UPDATE:just ran antivirus.... scanned my whole system no viruses found...

    what do you mean bootsy? do you want me to post a screen of the processes in Task Manager?
     
  5. Black-Syth

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    BTW... what the hell is a system idle process... Its constantly on. Can that be the problem?
     
  6. Geffy

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    system idle process will always be using a lot of CPU time, it does just basic system maintainance, it has the lowest priority so anything else wanting more CPU time will take it and System Idle process just has to wait or deal with the leftovers
     
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    system idle process is exactly that... measures the idle cpu time. so if your system idle process is at 99, that's normal and good. no real work is being done by the cpu, not even maintenance.

    but, yeah... post a screenshot of your processes window, anyway.
     
  8. Goatman

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    run a program like Ad-aware, spyware could be slowing down your machine
     
  9. Bootsy

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    yea thats what I meant, just post a screenie of your processes to see what it could be. I agree with Goatman, it would be a good idea to get rid of the spyware...hate that stuff
     
  10. Black-Syth

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    forget it... the problem was a corrupted driver i downloaded from ATi.com I downloaded it again and i installed it... i came out happy with 14,998 3dmarks... thanks for your help....
     
  11. Bootsy

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    no problem, glad to see everything's fixed =]
     
  12. silky62678

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    If u dont mind me asking, what were u getting with your gforce 4 card ?
     
  13. Black-Syth

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    In reply to silky62678

    I believe i was pulling off 5000-5400 3dmarks at 2.66 Ghz, i never had it running at 3.43 with the GF4
     
  14. Taurus

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    what happened to those 2+ 3dmarks?!?! reformat!

    :cool: kidding. glad to hear, man.