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Athlon XP slowdown problems

Q: Athlon XP slowdown problems

Note: This was a thread I started in the earlier boards, and I'm writing just to say I cleared the problem up

Due to a recent video driver problem, I formatted my C: drive and reinstalled Windows. Now, I'm in shock at just how fast my computer is. Never thought this kind of speed was possible...But anyway, it must have been one of the programs I was running, AsusProbe or ZoneAlarm. If you run these programs, try closing them, my experience is all for it. Are there any firewalls that don't take up as much RAM and CPU instruction? I mean, ZA was a wonderful firewall, and I'll probably reinstall it, I think it was mainly my Probe that was taking it all up, plus the various memory management tools.
But thanks for all the help, it was very helpful...

Preferred Solution: Athlon XP slowdown problems

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Athlon XP slowdown problems

I am surprised to hear that AsusProbe or ZoneAlarm might cause CPU slowdowns. I use both and have never noticed any slowdown that might have been caused by either program. I only use ZoneAlarm while connected to the internet but I leave AsusProbe running all the time even while playing graphically demanding games. For what it does I wouldn't have thought that AsusProbe used much of the CPU's power. It's a pretty simple program.

Laser Eyes

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I have a crappy athlon xp 1700+ as a replacement for my fried athlon xp 2400+ mobile chip. It will only be recognised by my bios if its running at 133 fsb, If i change fsb speed at all BIOS will say it is an AMD athlon 1100. I want it to run at 266 mhz (which it is supposed to run at i think)

The only way it will show up properly is if i set the switches and jumpers to auto but I want faster than 133 mhz,

any help much appreciated

specs: athlon xp 1700+
gigabyte GA-7N400-L
Dual channel DDR 333 RAM 768mb

A:fsb/athlon xp problems

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'Note 1: The Athlons XP uses a double data rate (DDR) front side bus meaning that the actual data transfer rate of the bus is twice its physical clock rate. The FSB's true data rate, 200, 266, 333 or 400 MT/s, is used in the tables and the corresponding physical clock rates are 100, 133, 166 or 200 MHz, respectively. The multipliers in the tables above apply to the physical clock rate, not the true data transfer rate.'

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I built a new PC recently (Ive built many PCs but this was my first Athlon system) it is an Athlon XP2800 with Windows XP home.
When the CPU gets up to 49C the fan occasionally makes a grating noise then it's fine for ages! I initially thought it was heat related but it has happened earlier this morning at 47C CPU temp.
I sent the fan and processor and heat sink back to the suppliers (they all came together in a sealed pack) and I was supplied with a replacement, the same thing happens to the replacement fan!!, has anyone else had a problem with these fans like I have?



A:New Athlon fan problems

Yeah, I have an Athlon CPU, too, and had the same problem. My CPU fan was so bad I thought it was the hard drive going out. Finally, I took the fan out and took off the round paper seal on the back. That exposed a small rubber push-in seal (the seal matched the case so closely that at first I thought it was just a hump in the black plastic fan case...after a little probing with a very small screwdriver, I realized it was a removable rubber seal). Took out the seal and, using a pinpoint oiler, put a couple drops of very light machine oil. Spun it by hand for a bit and put in one more drop. Spun it by hand some more, then turned it upside-down to drain any excess oil (don't want enough to leak out and into the CPU). Replaced the push-in rubber seal and reinstalled the fan. It made noise for just a short time, then cleared up. Has been OK since then (it's been about a month).

Of course, doing this is no guarantee it will fix it, and voids any warranties. That's the drawback, but I needed it fixed, so I did it. For me, it worked. Still, might be a good idea to wait for more replies before you decide what to do. Just wanted to pass on what I did. Hope it helps some.

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I am preparing to swap my CPU for an AMD 4200+ X2 dual core and add another gig of ram, using the exact same Corsair memory (2 x 512 MB DIMMs) currently installed in my system (see my system configuration below). I need some direction as info overload has me uncertain about order of the steps to do this as well as a good bit of information from various users of this particular mobo indicating that I am in for a lot of problems, which I would prefer to avoid if at all possible.

The manual that came with the board does not offer the info I need and unfortunately, the Forum and the Technical Form pages on the ASUS website will not display due to problems with their website, thus restricting vital information from me. So, I was unable to find help through those avenues and I am currently awaiting a response to an email I sent to the ASUS tech support site.

I need help by having the following questions answered, plus any additional information that can be provided is certainly welcomed.

Here are my questions:
(1) I have read numerous complaints that this mobo is not actually designed for the X2 CPU and that it was just an afterthought since the box has an X2 sticker on it rather than having it actually printed on the box. There are complaints that even with BIO updates, etc. there are problems with system hang ups and crashes after installing an X2 CPU. Is this board actually designed to run an X2 processor if the chip set and BIOS are updated as per ASUSs instructions? Is the... Read more

A:ASUS A8N-E mobo - swapping AMD Athlon 64 3000+ for AMD Athlon X2 4200+

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Alright, something got into my computer. At first, it seemed harmless enough. It would only give me an IE popup every few minutes, and didn't eat up any files or crash my system. I tried several big-name anti-virus and anti-malware programs, but nothing seemed competent enough to find it. After a while, it got to be like an annoying cockroach in your kitchen that you end up affectionately giving a nickname.

Then, it inexplicably went away. And the next time I turned on my computer, it was slow. I mean, SLOW. Whatever degree of slow you are thinking of, it's not slow enough. Think one hour boot times and 5 minutes to open the start menu. Seriously. I was patient enough to open up the task manager once, and for the entire time that the computer was on, it said CPU usage was 100%.

I'm not so much posting this because I need help (I can just get the IT guys to reformat my HDD and reinstall XP...again), but I want to know what the deal is with prevention measures. I have yet to find a single piece of anti-virus software that does not:
1. Fail to catch any malware
2. Eventually lead to an infection
3. Actually install malware itself
4. Put you in such stupefying security as to render your computer unusable

The fact that there seems to be absolutely no solution for virus problems is aggravating beyond belief. Whenever I buy commercial anti-malware software, it doesn't work. Whenever I download free anti-malware software, it doesn't work, or causes one of the a... Read more

A:Serious Slowdown Problems.

Feel Better?

The best advice I can give you is no matter what security programs you install, they all have one weakness.
They can't stop you from clicking on a link to free screensavers, using P2P programs, visiting high risk sites such as gambling or porn, opening emails from unknown senders or clicking on a link in an email or opening an unexpected attachment to an email. They also can't force you to use a safer browser than IE such as Firefox with NoScript extension.
In other words, the best defense against malware is an informed, safe user. A lot of us practice this with free antimalware products and never get malware.

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For a while now, my computer has been having some kind
of slowdown problem. During certain programs or even just browsing the internet, the system would randomly slow down
for about 5 to 10 seconds and then return to normal. While
it does this, I can hear the cpu fans slow down as well. What I don't understand is that sometimes it will do this and other times it would be perfectly fine. I really need some help with this. My system is a Micron Millenia 1Ghz Athlon by the way.

A:slowdown problems?

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I just bought a new Mobo and processor and windows will not allow it to recognize it as a 2700. When i go into BIOS and go to CPU PnP SETUP it has 3 Frequencies I can set it to.

100 MHz will show the processor in windows as an AMD Athlon 1500 1.30 GHz Processor

133 MHZ shows it as an AMD Athlon XP 2100 1.73 Processor

166 Shows it as a 2700 in BIOS as it is booting up but when it gets to windows XP it will not boot..... it just stops and gives me errors

It should be a AMD Athlon XP 2700 2.17 GHz Processor

Can anybody tell me why it will not let it read as a 2700 and boot up?

Is it possible that my memory is only PC2100 DDR (2 sticks of 256 each) and it should have PC 2700????
What is stopping it from booting when i change the frequency to a higher MHz??? because when i set it to 166 it reads it in BIOS ok but won't boot up?



A:Athlon XP 2700 Problems

You do need PC2700 RAM, PC2100 is only good up to 266Mhz (133Mhz x 2). You may be able to set/run the RAM at a lower speed then the FSB of the CPU but that will affect performance. You should get PC2700 or better RAM.

Also what motherbaord do you have? It may not support that CPU or may need a BIOS update.

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I just upgraded two computers to Athlon XP processors and new motherboards. The problem is that when i started up the computers they both go to the boot menu saying that windows wasn't properly shut down and asks to go into safe mode or normal mode. No matter which option i choose the computer just reboots itself. I am using Windows XP. Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Athlon Upgrade Problems

suggest you install windows again

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I just bought a new pc. A AMD Athlon 1.4 gigahertz 128mb ram 40 gig hd. Sometimes when I turn it on the bios only detects it as a 1050 megahertz. What is going on? I can go into bios and auto configue the cpu. That will fix it for a while but when I turn it off it does it again.


A:AMD Athlon 1.4 gigahertz problems

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I have a Amd athlon 2800+

I have a gigabyte GA-7N400SL Motherboard
I had to reset my bios to get rid of a password,when I reset it my computers cpu default was 133 which is 1.6 ghz,so I set it up to 2.7 166 and now i has a problem at 2.07 when that is its original speed.

when I try to open a game I get this error
''Switching to the reference raterizer, a software device that implements the entire Direct 3D feature set,but runs very slowly''

under the error another tab says

'' Warning Nothing wlil be rendered. The reference rendering device was selected,but your computer only has a reduced functionality reference device installed.Installed Direct x SDK to get the full reference device.

I have Diect X installed 9.0 so Im not sure what to do plz help me.

A:Amd Athlon direct 3d problems

Reload/reinstall the video drivers

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I just upgraded two computers to Athlon XP processors and new motherboards. The problem is that when i started up the computers they both go to the boot menu saying that windows wasn't properly shut down and asks to go into safe mode or normal mode. No matter which option i choose the computer just reboots itself. I am using Windows XP. Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Athlon Upgrade Problems

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I just upgraded my mother board chip and ram from a 1.1ghz with sdram to a 1.93Ghz also an athlon with 512 ddr. Do I need to reload windows XP pro? Does windows keep track of that info for some reason or is it just ganna do the same thing it did on the 1.1 but faster having a faster chip and the bus pushing stuff around faster?

A:Upgrading from 1.1 Athlon to a 1.92 Athlon XP2400 need I reload windows?

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Hi I am experiencing strange things on my computer probably due to downloading from Limewire. After continually being told that viruses were found and being cleared, I ran McAfee Virus and Spyware scanners as well as Ad-Aware. While this may have removed some programs, the problems still persist

The major problem that i am having is that my computer does not allow me to access various sites on the internet. I am currently using firefox 3, and While some sites such as this one and wikipedia work; google, yahoo, and youtube do not load and are stuck with a "waiting for..." message.

In addition, various images on websites are replaced with the red shield with an x on it stating that "privacy is in danger" and also, Limewire would start on its own until I installed it onto a different drive. My computer seems to generally be running slower as well.

Here is my HiJackThis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:36:21 PM, on 7/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:... Read more

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I'm having a few problems with my pc and was wandering whether anyone could help. Whenever I boot it up windows slows down to a crawl after about a minute. Task manager is the only thing that works fine. If I then log off and log on again then I dont get the slow down problem. Every so often the windows firewall switches off without me doing anything. I can't access the internet at all with IE. I can use Firefox at first but after about 10 mins that stops working too. Also my pc reboots randomly every so often.
Below is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:36:26, on 17/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Belkin\F5D7051\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\F5D7051\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Windows slowdown and other problems

getting help from another site. Cheers.

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Hello guys, im new around, congratz for the forum it's pretty informative.

-Computer composition-
Cpu: Q9300(with a thermaltake cooler+fan)
M/B: p5n-d
Ram: 4*1gb ddr2 800mhz corsair
Gpu: gf 9800 gtx 512mb
Psu: 750w thermaltake
HDDs: 2*500gb seagate 7200rpm + 1 external 1tb seagate(usb connected)

My problems started a week ago or so, by that time i was using vista(x64) and at a point my computer was getting really slow so i though i should do a clean install.

I did a mistake with the partitions when i bought the comp, i made 4 partitions on the 1st disk, with only 30gb for the OS partition. Except that i had a "music" partition and a "games" one which i was using a lot the last year. So i guess the disk was in some hard pressure there, having the OS running, playing some games and listening music at the same time. I didn't have problems that would worry me though.

I did a partition clean up(partition magic) and then did a clean install of vista(x64) again but i felt that the slowdowns were still there. So i started thinking that something was wrong with the hardware. Firstly i checked the temperatures, my cpu was "normal" at 60-70 C, my gpu was 60-80 C. i even raised the gpu fan to reduce the gpu temperatures(100% fan speed reduced the temp by 10+ C) but still my gpu was "normal" too. I tried to test a bit the disk if there was something wrong with it but nothing came out of that.

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A:Weird slowdown problems

it could be your power supply

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My computer has been having a strange issue the past couple of days and aside from being pretty sure the hardware isn't the problem I'm not sure what's going on.
It started slowing and I looked in the processes and saw a System (no .exe, capital S) so I reformatted just to be safe. Reformat went fine, mystery process gone. Went about updating Windows and all, everything fine until today when slowdown was back, along with the process. I figure it's coming from something off my external HD, but I thought I'd get a second opinion to be safe. Posting here because I'm not sure where would be best.
XP fully updated, AVG free anti-virus, if it matters.

A:Problems with computer slowdown

Did you check Event Viewer
Did you try Clean boot and then reconfigure services to see if you could ascertain the problem
Did you check with Memtest on a couple of runs to ensure ram OK
Have you checked the fans and CPU temp.
Have you tried in Safe Mode to see if the same problems exist
Have you checked the HDD for bad sectors.
What is running on the new installation apart from XP and AVG ie: what other programmes and applications.
You will have to provide more detail before anyone can help, apart from General suggestions.

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Help!!! Major Problems W/ Geforce2

I have a PNY Verto GeForce2 MX400 PCI operating on IRQ 9, (I know it works, because it is installed with ease on my friends' computer) and accelerates video and 3D graphics substantially. Although my computer recognizes the GeForce2 upon installation, the acceleration provided is severely and abnormally limited. The GeForce2 allows resolutions on my computer at up to 1280 x 1024 at 32bpp and a refresh rate of 85 hz.

When I attempt to play high-quality Quicktime movies (i.e. any of the Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones trailers) the result is virtually just a slideshow. The sound is constant, but the video just can't keep up, and not all frames are displayed. As far as games, Global Ops is very choppy and literally unplayable, even causing the sound to stutter. And then the utmost frustration comes with Counter Strike, where I have yet to surpass 30 fps in OpenGL mode, which drops to 15 fps when any action erupts. Not even the Windows Media Player visualizations are of acceptable quality or framerate.

My specs are as follows:
IBM Aptiva Model: 2170, Machine Type: E Series 190, Serial Number: AM7PYT7,
Super Socket 7
AMD K6-2 500 mHZ w/ 3D Now,
Chipset: SiS 5595,
145-Watt power supply,
onboard sound, & vid
256 Megs SDRAM (1 DIMM),
12 Gig hard drive,
40x CD-ROM,
4x2x24x CD-RW,
LinkSys ethernet card,
17" Compaq V75 monitor.
running Windows XP Home

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A:Slowdown problems w/ Geforce2 & K6-2

Was there an onboard video card before? I might be wrong here cause other problems might happen other than just that video problem but: I think the problem lies in your 145W power supply - I wouldnt' even be suprised if you would have said sometimes the thing doesn't boot up. Your LAN card isnt' taking much power but your HD and CPU are using a good chunk not to mention your 2 cd drives. Then addign that video card on, probably you are right at or over your 145watt limit.

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Hi, was pointed over to here from this thread.The crashing problem seems to have disappeared but the likes of Firefox still seems to be eating up all of my memory.These are 2 screengrabs and it does seem that firefox is taking up way way more than it should. Thats with only 2 tabs open and i used to be able to have loads open comfortably..Task ManagerPerformanceTried a few anti-virus programs and loads of anti-adaware/spyware ones, followed most of the steps from the HiJackThis forum guide on checking for problems but my CPU still seems to be getting used to the max. One second it's at 4-20% but always goes straight back up to 90%+ in an instant.One other fault i've been noticing, not sure if it's anything to do with this or not but:When i'm shutting down i always get a popup saying 'Windows Cannot End This Program - c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe' forcing me to pick end this now. Thanks for any replies in advance.

A:Problems With Computer Slowdown

Have you tried this scan?Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that wa... Read more

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Hello everyone (this is my first post here!),
I've got a strange problem with my computer. I recently bought a new computer (I'll post the specs below), an Acer Aspire 7720. It came with Vista Ultimate 64-bit. For a while, it worked just fine. Then, out of the blue, my audio started crackling and popping on me. It wasn't just generic speaker or soundcard problems - the entire system (whatever media was playing, for instance) would be slowed down as the audio became choppy and garbled, and filled with noise. I tried a lot of different things (including buying a Creative X-Fi Expresscard; didn't help) and nothing fixed the problem. Both the onboard audio and the external had the exact same problem.

So, I had a copy of Windows XP 32-bit lying around from my old (no longer in use) system. I installed it, and had a slightly different, but very similar problem. Sound is still crackling, but the entire system's performance is degraded when it happens. It's intermittent - the system will be fine for a couple minutes, digress into stutter-land, and come back to normal. This is the same as Vista, with the added problem of (for instance) the update rate of the Windows desktop dropping considerably.

Now, I've tried a lot of things. I've made sure my drivers were updated for Chipset, SATA Controller, Sound Card, Video Card, and Network Cards (both wired and wireless) on both XP and Vista. I've tried (in Vista) to kill applications, services, and hardware (in the device manager) sy... Read more

A:Slowdown, Audio Problems

I would suggest you to update sound driver, troubleshoot with dxdiag (directx).

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Hey, I have been having a problem with my XP being unusually slow recently. I had downloaded and installed an automatic update from windows and when restarting my computer, it was stuck on the starting page with the bar rolling back and forth. After running the OS disk and repairing the system, recently it has been running at about 1/3 speed. A good example is the blue "Windows is starting up..." screen lasts a good two whole minutes, after that all I see is my wallpaper for a good 3-4 more minutes then the task bar and start button pop up with the rest of my icons and slowly my instant messengers log in (AIM, MSN, Yahoo!) I ran Norton Anti-Virus scan, came up nothing. I ran Ad-Aware SE Pro, a few things as usual, but it didn't solve the problem (I keep both Norton and Ad-Aware as up-to-date as possible). Disk clean up and a defrag didn't help either. Finally I system restored as early as two days ago, and that didn't do anything. My system specs are Dell Dimension 8250, Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.80 GHz, 512 RAM, ATI RADEON 9700 PRO if that helps at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Major slowdown problems

It might be that the Windows udate has caused some kind of problem with Norton - I don't use Norton so I've never had to sort such issues, but if you use the search facility on this site, I feel sure you will find some advice as such problems do occur.

My understanding is that when you do a repair install of windows you need to reinstall windows updates, so I would have thought the windows reinstall would have removed any problem caused by the update.

In theory a repair install of windows leaves your drivers in place, but I have known such reinstalls to adversly effect drivers - I once had to reinstall my mainboard drivers following such a repair as the machine became unstable.

I would suggest running the online scans that are recommended on the Hi-Jack-This board, and if that doesn't help, maybe the HJT software, followed by posting the results on the HJT board.

Running a reg clean-up tool like Regseeker might help - although I doubt that is the main problem. I would go for Norton and the XP updates or malware issues, possibly well hidden in your registry and not detected by Norton


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I've recently purchased RAM for my pc. I went from 512MB to 3.25GB. However, games and other applications still lag so I'm at a loss. My graphics card is fairly new and has been updated. So if anyone has any ideas of what could be the problem please let me know.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.090206-1239)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: 945GCM-S2C
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 677MB used, 4987MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8400 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0422&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.9562 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/20/2009 21:34:54, 6282752 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 11/20/2009 21:34:54, 10235968 bytes
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A:xp lagging/slowdown problems

Hi Diyon92 and welcome to TSF !

What game(s) and application(s) are lagging ? A P4 2.8Ghz and a 8400GS won't be able to run the most recent games smoothly at higher resolutions.

Overheating could explain your problems. Enter the BIOS at startup (look for a "press xx to enter setup" message, it's usually del of F1), locate the hardware monitor screen and report the temps, fan speeds and voltages (+3.3, +5 and +12V). If there's dust on the fans and heatsinks (CPU, video card, power supply) then turn the computer off and clean it with a can of compressed air. Download and install speedfan and check the CPU and GPU temps when the lag occurs.

When is the last time you defragmented the drive(s) and how much free space remains ?

What antivirus/firewall/security program(s) do you use ?

Press ctrl+alt+del and go to the processes tab, check whether there's a given process other than the system idle process that uses the CPU when the lag occurs.

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The online virus scanners flagged some spyware and possible hacker tools that my programs haven't detected so thought I'd get a diagnosis.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:43:55 AM, on 12/25/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\OpenSA\Apache2\bin\Apache.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-\gnotify.exeD:\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:&#... Read more

A:No Visible Problems, Just Slowdown

Hi outlawmoogle,

We're studying your log right now and will be abck to you a.s.a.p.

Thanks for your patience.

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Are you using a Geforce2 based video card on your Athlon/Duron machine, and are experiencing mysterious random lockups during gameplay? Have you tried everything- new drivers, moving cards around to assure the card isn't sharing an IRQ, flashing system and video BIOS's, etc., and still the same problem? There may be a simple solution.

Before anything else, you should ensure that your hot-headed little AMD processor is receiving the proper cooling. I know what your thinking, "My computer only locks up during 3d games, it has to be the video card"- wrong. The fact is, this is probably the most processor-intensive task you partake in, so for God's sake, before you go replacing every component in your machine, take a few steps to rule out this problem.

Simply open up your case and aim a small desk fan right at the processor, and run your beloved time-waster again. If you don't experience any more problems, you should buy yourself a new, well-ventilated case, and consider yourself lucky. I say this because I tried all of the above-mentioned remedies, only to find that this seemingly trivial attribute was in fact the problem.

If this doesn't solve your problem, try the Geforce FAQ. I believe the URL is http://www.geforcefaq.com. With any luck, the solution will be there. If overheating is the problem, however, look for a case from a site such as coolerguys.com (I have no affiliation with this site, but I did purchase my case from them and it h... Read more

A:Geforce2 and Athlon/Duron problems???

thanks for your answer to my question, i thought nobody was going to suggest anything.

i'm going to a place near me tomorrow to look at internal card cooling fans.
will let you know more.

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I use a 1400 AMD Athlon and recently picked up a ATI Radeon 9500 Pro.

It runs, but it runs without fast write enabled, and with stability issues with any AGP acceleration enabled at all. Recently, a friend of mine updated his chipset drivers, and now gets significantly better framerates, apparently because his comp can handle the AGP now.

I've tryed finding mobo updates, and I found one but ran into a few problems with installation that I'm working on now. I've also looked at the AMD website and found chipset drivers, as well as an AGP patch. The AGP patch appears to of done nothing, and none of the other chipset updates appear to work under XP. (the one that does says I don't have an AMD product installed)

Is there anything obvious that I haven't done yet to help get AGP working?


A:[Video] - Problems with Athlon and Radeon and AGP

Well, this is prob going to sound really obviuos, have you contacted ATI support and asked hem this question?

try here: http://www.ati.com/support/contact.html


(if they cannot help then re-post)

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Athlon XP 2100+ with SK-6?

Ok I just bit the bullet and purchased a new 2100+ CPU.
The guy in the shop was trying to sell me a heatsink for it as well (an extra 20). Since this guy thought that the Clawhammer CPUs were going to be Socket A compatible I didn't really think I needed a new heatsink. I currently have a ThermalRight SK-6installed with Artic silver and have been running a 1.4Ghz Athlon with a 143 fsb (284Mhz DDR effective CPU speed of 1.503Ghz) and the temperatures have been well under control.

I have just been checking the info on the thermalright web site and they say "AMD: Athlon and Athlon XP Desktops up to 1.533 GHz and higher Duron 1.1 GHz and higher ". Since the 2100+ is running at 1.7Ghz should I get another heatsink. Since I live in Scotland (not the warmest of climates) my temps are generally low anyway can I stick with this heatsink as it cost me about 40 in the UK which is a hell of a lot for a heatsink. I don't really want to add this part to my computer graveyard yet...

A:Athlon XP 2100+ with SK-6, post problems...

Bruce (4:01 PM) :
Can I ask you a quick question oh cooling and modding guru?
Perra (4:02 PM) :
sure ;-)
Bruce (4:02 PM) :
Bruce (4:02 PM) :

Perra (4:02 PM) :
I'll have a look
Bruce (4:03 PM) :
Bruce (4:03 PM) :
Just bought a 2100+
Perra (4:03 PM) :

still loading the page

56k is surley great ;-)
Bruce (4:04 PM) :
Thats why I am in my work just now. I can't stand 56k..
Perra (4:05 PM) :
what fan do you have on that SK6?
Bruce (4:05 PM) :
4200 Ytech.. but have the option of putting on a 6000 delta
Bruce (4:05 PM) :
Or spending 20 and getting a nice quiet coolmaster HSF
Bruce (4:06 PM) :
my 1.4Ghz Athlon @1.5 usually sits just under 40 Degrees Celcius loaded
Perra (4:06 PM) :

just try it with the Y-Tech

if it works, run like that, if not put the delta on and then build a voltage mod for the fan...
Perra (4:06 PM) :

I can tell you that you will have a hard time finding a HSF that is better than yours by more than just 3 or 4 C...
Bruce (4:07 PM) :
Thats what I thought even though the ThermalRight site says that its only for up to 1.533Ghz XP
The fact that I live somewhere cold probably means I could get away with it.
Perra (4:08 PM) :
yes probably...

it's never dangerous to try anyway so...

it's not like it's going to heat up to 200C in just a couply of seconds ;-)

just keep an eye on the temps an... Read more

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Hey, I just upgrade my system to this:

Athlon xp 1800+
k7s5a pro

First it started fine, however I realize that the cpu was only running at 1.15GHz. So I change the CPU Speed from 100/100MHz to 133/133MHz and for a few times ran ok at 1.53GHz... But now, it wont boot, i had to clear CMOS in order to reboot it. And now, even at 100/100, it sometimes takes me 2-3 tries to boot it...

Any ideas?

A:Athlon xp 1800 and k7s5a pro problems

Weird. Good luck. I would take a lot in CMOS and see what temperature your system is running at just in case. Probably not the problem, but it sure wouldn't hurt to take a look.

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For about a week now my computer has taken about a minute longer than usual to start up. I am running Vista home premium on a laptop with the following specs:


The other thing is that entries on the taskbar have for some reason started appearing on the right of the bar. I definitely haven't changed any settings for the taskbar recently, so I suspect that there is some foul play going on here.

I have included a screenshot of what I mean


Hijack this log is below. Heres hoping something comes up that is easily fixed!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 03:04:44, on 23/08/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Pokermon Player\Pokermon Player.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.badbeat.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:Startup problems and general slowdown

Update: Changed the toolbar settings and its back to normal. Computer is still taking quite a while to start up though. Heres a fresh HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 02:51:31, on 26/08/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Pokermon Player\Pokermon Player.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Full Tilt Poker\FullTiltPoker.exe
C:\Program Files\Tournament Indicator\Indicator.exe
C:\Program Files\Tournament Indicator\ppexec.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\distnoted.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.badbeat.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?

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This will be my first post on these forums, I have been a long time lurker though. :P

I'll try to be as detailed as possible on the issues I am having with Windows 7, I am pretty sure they are all related.

It started out a few weeks ago, I started getting this error where Windows 7 would stop loading during bootup (stuck at the initial Windows 7 load screen), after a while of loading (2-3 minutes) the computer would go into a BSOD crash and reboot. After the reboot the same thing happened.

I tried going into Safe Mode but during loadup the system would halt when loading CLASSPNP.SYS ( \Windows\System32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS )

Naturally I went into the Windows repair option that greets you after a crash, the system would sit there for a while and then it would perform a system rollback/restore and everything would be fine again.

But after a few days the same thing would happen again but were solved thanks to the repair option. Now these issues first happened after I had plugged in and installed my Blu-Ray burner, it's a LG BH08LS20.

BUT there has always been this other issue with the system.. Ever since I first booted up the PC (it is brand new and Windows 7 was the first OS to be installed on it) the IDE activity light coming from the motherboard didn't work. At first it would just shine with a steady light even when the computer was doing its POST checks, this was before the BD drive was even installed. I thought I had reversed the connector somehow so I switched it o... Read more

A:Win7 crash/slowdown, IDE/HDD problems

Attachment 36226



Overall, I doubt that the various errors are all that interconnected. Do you use "registry cleaners" perhaps?

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I am having a terrible problem with popups and my system is so slow. Can someone here help me fix this? Wrenie

A:Problems with popups and slowdown of system

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I've just done a complete format of my comp and am in the process of reinstalling my programs. One of them Nero 7 Ultra Edition, I didn't have anymore so I downloaded a trial from a freeware site and after I installed it, my computer became noticeably slower, a little jumpy and firefox eats my cpu usage more than it did before, so I uninstalled and did a system restore to before I installed it. Also when I run CCleaner, there is an extention that won't delete no matter how much I delete it in CCleaner. I am wondering whats going on, also my outpost firewall can't scan some of my files now, says it can't "unpack" them. I have a HP pavillion dv4150us notebook, I installed all updates so I'm XP SP3, and I'm hoping that I don't have to waste another day reformatting. Some of my files in hijackthis also say that the files are missing so I'm also kind of confused on that too.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:55:04 PM, on 10/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:... Read more

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Basically I've got a hanging problem. Online as well as offline. Playing videos doesnt go smoothly anymore two days ago. I don't know whats the problem, its annoying when you scroll down and type, smooth, pause for a second, repeats itself. I've even tried virus scans and trojan scans I know I have something. Please help me out.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:12:06 PM, on 3/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Music\SSSvr.exe
C:\program files\support.com\client\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
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A:Hanging and slowdown problems, heres my log

you need to post this log in the security section here..you have 2 anti virus programs ...they will fight disable 1 then post your log at the link I provided

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yesterday, i (stupidly) opened an e-mail that had no subject, and my computer started opening and closing programs, kinda went haywire for a minute.

now ever since i'll have like 20 minute periods where my computer will run extremely slow and the mouse icon will jump from place to place instead of moving freely like it usually does


my e-mail is SBC/Yahoo DSL

CPU Specs
1Ghz Celeron CPU
Western Digital 9 Gb HDD (originally came with computer, so it's probably 5400 RPM)
Maxtor 40Gb HDD 7200 RPM
384 MB RAM
running Windows XP Pro SP2

scanned for viruses (with most recent defs) with NAV 2003, McAfee Stinger, and Trend Micro House Call

any help is appreciated


A:Problems with extreme slowdown on my computer

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My PC is getting on my nerves at the moment! I'm sure that many people have asked this question before but how can I speed up my PC. I have done all the usual stuff including clearing the startup programs from the regestry and startup folders and scripts, preformed a full spyware, adware and virus scans which come up clean, and remove all temp files and defragged my Hard Drives The problem is that I have loads of stupid little problems which include...
PC locks up for 5-10 minutes at a time for no apparant reason (especially when dealing with video but not limited too, it also sometimes does it when idle) and it doesn't matter which media playing program I use. Sometimes they even crash but this is completely random. It will play video fine one minute but same video next time will lock up PC
When trying to burn a DVD using Nero, after an amount of time of transcoding, Nero locks up and DVD-Recorder stops responding (i.e. Wont eject disc). This happens about 95% of the time
If I right-click a video file, monitor switches off and then back on again before showing the right-click menu
Internet seems to shut down for no apparant reason and have to reboot PC to get it working again
amongst other little problems, its getting to be a pain in the butt!!!

Does anybody know how to fix these problems or have any other advice on how I can get my PC running slick again?

I am running a AMD Sempron 1.5Ghz Processor with 768MB DDR Ram using Windows XP Service Pack 2. A mate sug... Read more

A:Lock up, slowdown, and other random problems

Well removing service pack 2 is not advised even if it does slow down your system, it is actually more beneficial if it is in there doing it's job. I am not a certified tech when it comes to HJT logs but I have looked thru it and do not see anything that slaps itself out.

I notice that you have a Sempron processor, This particular process or is supposed to run like an Athlon and does so but uses more processes than an Athlon does simply because it is a scaled down Athlon. The more you install and run and these programs install their programs into startup the slower your system will bootup because as you know the more to load the longer it takes.

I can tell you how to do this but unfortunately it takes a while to do this, like one process at a time. What you do is write down on a piece of paper the process you are going to research and then using Google research the process to find out what it does and if it is needed to run the computer or a specific program. Once you figure out whether or not this program is needed you then can stop it from running on bootup. The reason I ask you to write these down is if you end task permanently on a program startup if it affects your computer later you have a record on this so you can re-install the application to run on startup.

Remember you have to reseach your startup items do not just stop them and expect your computer to run like a gem, because it might run like a big blobb.

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This is my first post to this forum and I hope someone can help. I routinely scan my computer with Windows Defender, PCTools Threatfire and AdAware. But with 2 teenage kids who knows what gets in under the scanning.

My present concerns show up in four main ways.

1). Almost always when I do a "Search" for a file and sometimes when I move files, I get the typical following error: "Explorer.exe has encountered a problem and must close...."

2). Often the computer on boot up will stop after loading the wallpaper and will fail to load the desktop icons, taskbar, Start button, etc.

3). Sometimes when the desktop fully loads, I cannot launch a program. I will click on an icon and I get an "hourglass". The program never loads.

4). Finally sometime the computer will stall on shutdown, usually on "Saving your settings".

I don't know if these are all related or are separate causes. I want to rule out spyware or malware as I have not been able to trace the problems to any specific program or event.

I have attached Attach.zip and Ark.zip and have provided the contents of my DDS.txt file below as requested.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Following is the contents of my DDS.txt file:

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Dad at 11:18:55.58 on Sun 01/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.361 [GMT -5:00]

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A:XP Slowdown and Explorer.exe Error Problems

Bump Please

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Hey there,

my motherboard is a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro, at start up the screen details my chip as a the Athlon XP 1500 +
It is an athlon XP 2700.

I dunno how to check what the motherboard actually thinks it is. or how to solve this issue


A:motherboard regards athlon XP 2700 as athlon XP 1500

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Hi. I was over at a friends house and found out that his computer is FASTER than mine. It was faster than my old one, but haven't used it since I built my new one so was unaware how fast it is. I'm baffled why mine is so much slower than his. Mine isn't slow, his is just freakin fast.

Mine: Ahtlon 64 2800+ 512MB PC3200 Seagate 40GB 5400rpm 550w 7 fans total keeping proc at a cool 70 F [idle] 210MB RAM used [idle] 1600x1200 nVidia 5500 256mb

His: Athlon XP 2000+ 1024MB PC2700 100GB 7200rpm ? 4 fans total keeping proc at a toasty 120 F [idle] 390MB RAM used [idle] 1280x1024 nVidia 5200 256mb

He has Panda AntiVirus, MS Antispyware, [email protected], MSN, AIM, Motorla connection manager thing, and all the XP Pro and SP2 crap running

At my fastest time [which is still slower than his] I only had MSN and XP Pro and SP2 crap running and his was still faster. His gets bogged down easier though, for example now I have [email protected], Outlook, WMP, IE, Word, and LimeWire running, and his doing that would be a little less responsive than mine, but overall, his is still faster. I didn't run any real tests, just observations on programs opening and closing and such. Half Life 2 and Garrysmod both load MUCH faster for him, and if I minimize them, it takes forever to get back, but his are instant.

Why is mine so much slower? I can understand the slow hd being a cause for a lot of the slowness, but I would think the faster, cooler processor; faster [and plenty av... Read more

A:Athlon XP 2000+ FASTER than Athlon 64 2800+

many things could cause this..

for example.. if your primary hard drive is on the same ide cable as your cdrom you will see a small amount of extra wait time when accessing files or programs.

have you done anything to enhance the performance on your xp box, has your friend.

You would be surprised at how faster some of the performance tweaks can make your system.

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I want to buy a new processor but i don't know how to start, or rather what to choose. I picked two suitable processor for my pocket and they are:
CPU AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket 939 512K bus 2000 0.09u 1.4V 67W 64bit (1800 MHz) and
CPU AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939 512K bus 2000 0.13U 1.5V 89W 64bit (2000 MHZ)
The second processor it's cheaper then the first listed.Why?
What's the difference between 0.09 and 0.13 microns tehnology?
Is the power consumption to high(89W - 67W)?

......Many thanks !!!!!!!

A:What's the difference between Athlon 64 1800 Mhz & Athlon 64 2000 Mhz ????

razzvanbot said:

Is the power consumption to high(89W - 67W)?Click to expand...

The power consumption is within acceptable limits.

The faster of those two uses older 0.13micron building process, and is cheaper because of that.If you are on a budget and not overclocking, get the cheaper one, because it is faster.

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hey, i have a problem with my comp when i attemp to overclock it.
I have the X2 5600+, and the ASUS M2N-E m/b, with 4x 1Gb OCZ dual channel DDR2 ram.
trying to overclock from the bios never works, as once windows boots up(usually wont even boot up after you leave bios till you manually restart it), the cpu speed is always back at 2.81GHz.
also using the ASUS tool, allowing overclocking from inside windows doesnt work either, as soon as i attempt the update, either a minute or two later, it resets the clock speed, or the computer will just lock up, and when i restart it, the clock speed will be back to normal.
any ideas as to why this might be happening?


A:AMD Athlon 64X2 5600+ Overclock problems

How much are you trying to increase the speed and do you increase the memory speed at the same time?

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I built this computer about a month ago, and Yet again i put it aside because there was a problem...Everything is in and should be in working order but Nothing shows up on the monitor ive tryed 2 different Videocards (fx5500,7100gs) and neither worked, so then i decided to send back the Motherboard and processor to check for defects and nothing found So im left with this computer that seems to start up fine, no post beeps and nothing showing up on the monitor.Also theres no OS installed on it.

The monitor reads that its connected but nothing shows up at all.

Amd Athlon 4200 Dual Core Processor
Asus M2V motherboard
1gb Wintec PC4200
Chaintech 7100Gs
Sony 18x DVD writer
Western Digital 60gb

A:New COmputer Problems...AMD Athlon 4200 Dual

you did not mention your PSU. Is your PSU healthy and reliable? Does it provide adequate power plus 30% cushion?

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i bought a foxconn winfast 741gxmg to replace a dead msi board (i have had 2 msi boards die in exactly the same way)

this new board only picks my cpu up as a 2200xp when it is a athlon 2800xp and the board clearly states quote from side of box: "support AMD Athlon xp socket 462 fsb333 processer

in the bios your can only adjust the memory speed 100/133/166/200 i have ddr 400 in the board so i have tried all these settings but still the setting for the cpu speed is blocked out and wont change from 133mhz

their is a utility in windows that came with the board that allows u to change the processer
it also shows the multiplyer in a type of box that should let u change it but it is blocked out and locked to 12.5 wich is fine
so if i set the fsb in this program to 166 i get just under a 2083mhz but then a few mins later the system jams
the most i can get stable is 2 gig out if it but still it will jam up but only when under load

i have tried everything to sort this but still nothing.


A:athlon 2800xp and a foxconn bord problems

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This is going to be a long one, but its a real nasty one!
OK heres the story. I just bought a custom built PC. Here are the specs:

AMD Athlon64 X2 3800
A-Bit KN8 Motherboard (built in sound, ethernet)
ATI Sapphire X800 GT0 Graphics Card (PCI Express)
Maxtor 300Gb SATA HDD
1Gb Ram (2 x 512Mb sticks)
Floppy drive & DVD-RW Burner
Windows XP Home With Service Pack 2
450W PSU - (I think!)

I was told all the hardware had been tested and had passed all
the tests. So I took it home and installed windows. Everything was
fine. It booted within 2 seconds and I was really happy.
Then the horrors began. Whenever I tried to update windows,
install something, or do anything normal, it would sometimes
be OK, sometimes it would hang at the end of booting up (just
before it enters the login screen) or on one or two occasions it
would just give a blue screen and die. I remember one error message
which it gave on a few occasions which was something along the
lines of "xxxx.dll is not a valid image" and the windows scheme/skin
would revert to default or the background would go black. This happened
at random points and no matter how many times I re-installed windows
from fresh, it would be unpredictable as to when it was going to hang
up and die on me. I got a friend to install windows for me (he does
tech support) for a living. After 2 hours he gave up and said it was
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A:PLEASE HELP! - Brand New Athlon X2 Machine Behavior Problems!!!

There are several things that you can do, and I'll list a few. If you need navigational help post back and someone will help.

Go to Device Manager and make sure everything is normal...no yellow or red marks.

Check your Event Viewer for errors...Google any error codes for more info

Some boards need a BIOS update to function with the dual-cores...determine your current BIOS (download Everest from Lavalys) then check with Abit to make sure that it is correct.

In Windows you can run scandisk, then chkdsk

If you suspect a memory error you can run Memtest

There are other levels of Windows Repair but that's enough for now.

BTW, you shouldn't have to be doing any of this, IMO. The guy(s) who built this machine should suck it up and make it right.


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Hello, around 3 months ago i got a new computer, which in my eyes is decent, can run almost everything i throw at it, but here is the thing. I had 2 perfectly fine hard drives, and a month ago one started to fail working. It started making wierd noises inside my pc case, like its starting to spin again from complete stop. And my pc was freezing for like 20 seconds when that happened. So we took it out of pc's as we considered it as broken. So i was left with 120gb single drive, everything is fine for month now or so, and this one is starting to fail too. I am a gamer, and here is what happened. A week ago I was playing this GTAIV game fine, mid-settings. But now, around 2-3 days ago, it lags horribly, as well as everything else. Disk usage is amost 90% of time at full usage, but the computer is idle, not playing games or anything. Like im copying 10 movies at the same time. I cant even open browser at the time. But as much as i have seen, the usage comes from svchost.exe, and there are like 30 of them, in the resource monitor. I run a disk check, CHDSK or something like that, and it froze at 39%. So what should I do? I dont even want to attempt a reinstall of the OS because of this. It might just break completly.

A:Huge slowdown, and hard drive problems.

Sounds like one of two thing or a combo of both, either malware/virus or windows being windows and using irregularly. First I would completely and thoroughly check the PC for malware and virus's running full scans in safe mode, then have a look at this....

Stop svchost.exe from stealing CPU cycles | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com

Here's another good read...


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Any help greatly appreciated. I have been experiencing a general slowdown in my system. Have done all the ususal things: freed up lots of hard disk space, deleted anything unnecessary, defrag, virus scan, spyware scan.

Also I am having problems with IM (though I don't think this is related to the system slowdown).
I use IM and I and I may be able to chat for 1-2 mins, though usually less than that, then my internet connection shuts off and I have to reboot the modem and computer before I can get back on.

SO far I have tried Microsoft Live Messenger, Trillian (which I have installed now), Pidgin and Gaim ... all have the same result.


And here's the DSS log:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-04-24 09:54:54
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
64: 2008-04-24 02:54:58 UTC - RP205 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
63: 2008-04-24 02:19:04 UTC - RP204 - System Checkpoint
62: 2008-04-23 01:58:48 UTC - RP203 - System Checkpoint
61: 2008-04-22 01:04:23 UTC - RP202 - System Checkpoint
60: 2008-04-20 17:23:19 UTC - RP201 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-02-15 16:43:11 UTC - RP142 - System Checkpoint

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A:[SOLVED] General system slowdown / IM problems

Welcome to TSF.

This might not be a malware related issue...

See if disabling the below programs from startup will help.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WallisDeskTopCal] C:\Program Files\Desktop Calender\DesktopCalendar.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PWRISOVM.EXE] C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Free Upload Manager] "C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fum\fum.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Free Uploader Oe Integration] C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\FUM\fumoei.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized

I also suggest installing updates for Internet Explorer if you haven't done so already.

Restart. Any improvement?

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Hello everyone! I have been having a rather infuriating/frustrating problem on my system since early yesterday. I'll just give a timeline of all that I have done in an attempt to fix it and how/when the problems appeared.

First off, I opened my computer after having it been asleep all night; everything was working fine until I realized that my sound volume was stuck at a high level and no matter what I changed the volume to, it would not go down. Having had issues with my sound drivers before, I solved this by reinstalling the sound driver. I figured this would be the end of my issues for the day and restarted the computer to finalize the installation. Then windows installed updates, and when I got back into the system, I realized something was wrong. I have Advanced System Care 9, which comes with a real-time monitor of system usage (RAM and CPU), and I noticed that the CPU usage was much higher than it should be--usually it will be around 1-5% when I am not running anything (or just a few programs), but instead it was using 20-90% CPU, and the RAM would not go any lower than 24%. However, I had had this issue before; Bitdefender Antivirus had started acting up a few days ago using up 90-100% CPU, and I had caught it using Microsoft Process Explorer. Removing Bitdefender solved the problem. So, naturally, I went to the process explorer to check what was using so much CPU again. But this time--nothing. The windows process explorer showed nothing using that much CPU. From the... Read more

A:Slowdown of System, High CPU, Cannot Find Source of Problems

When you lower the volume , does the slider move up by itself, in front of you ? I assume your using a mouse for that. Let me know

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I'm experiencing general slowdown and occasional page hijacking, as well as progressively worse Internet connection problems. The Internet connection problem is my main concern as it is difficult for me to establish a connection and then once I do I'm often kicked off, sometimes as frequently as every 2 minutes. I also constantly get the message "Local Area Connection: A network cable is unplugged", but this does not necessarily correspond to the times that I've been kicked off and I've checked my physical connection and my modem and there doesn't seem to be a problem. I've run Malwarebytes and no problem was discovered. Any help would be appreciated. Please see my DDS and Gmer logs below:DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by HP_Owner at 12:22:08.34 on Mon 04/12/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.959.268 [GMT -4:00]AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {B5510F6F-87E1-47F7-A411-360BC453007C}FW: Norton Personal Firewall *enabled* {825036E0-9F94-4752-8789-8B92454AF49B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files&... Read more

A:Malware Causing Slowdown and Possible Internet Connection Problems

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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I can get the CPU to work but it seems to run at half speed. I changed the jumper. Updated the Bios to 1008. changed the Bios to 200Mzh. Need some help please.

A:Problems installing Athlon XP 3200+ to a Asus A7N8X rev 1.04 motherboard.

hello and welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

u have not mentioned what clock speed it is running now please do mention that

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