Slooowing down.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nick M, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. Nick M

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    After running for a bit, my computer slows down, then, I turn it off for sometime, turn it on, and it's fast again. I think it's my HSF. I'm about to order a Volcano 9 ( http://www.3dcool.com/?module=product&sku=Volcano9 ) Think I made the right choice and this will help me?
     
  2. Taurus

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    heat won't slow down a computer. just make it freeze (ironically.. heh) or reboot.

    might have a lot of background apps going or something. dunno. in task manager, what's your pagefile usage ("PF Usage") usually at?

    also, check your CPU usage. if it's constantly at 100% or way up there, check your processes and see which one is causing it.
     
  3. Nick M

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    Weird. PF usage usually around 150-170. Now it's 160 %
    CPU usage isn't that high also ( laughs ) ...time to reinstall windows XP )
     
  4. Taurus

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    look at it when it's slowing down. something's gott be causing it. if you find out what it is, you can prevent it from happeneing next time.
     
  5. Nick M

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    I'll see around. Thanks :) Anyway, I'm going out for a short walk, and then me go sleep. tired.