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HELP!!Gaming Performance Drastically Reduced- Tried Everything!!

Q: HELP!!Gaming Performance Drastically Reduced- Tried Everything!!

I am reasonably computer-literate, at least to the point of maintaining an efficient and virus free computer to operate at top performance. Inexplicably, my gaming performance on applications which normally achieve steady frames in the 40's and 50's range are completely stuttering around 2-3. My computer is very well maintained, with a commit charge of 123, regularly defragged, registry cleaned, scanned for viruses, etc. I thought that it might be a case of conflicting drivers, and as such updated all of them, with the exception of my BIOS (was going to try but am out of floppy disks). The only other thing that I can think of besides a BIOS conflict is that in the add/remove programs list is a Client Hack 1.9.2d that cannot be removed, nor is it recognized when I do deep scans with kaspersky or bitdefender. it seems unlikely to me that one virus is drastically reducing my gaming performance, its possible that a particular setting on my computer is wrong, but I checked everything I know (including BIOS AGP aperture settings, etc). Please, any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated, as this has been driving me mad as I've been trying to remedy this on my own for the past few days.

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Preferred Solution: HELP!!Gaming Performance Drastically Reduced- Tried Everything!!

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: HELP!!Gaming Performance Drastically Reduced- Tried Everything!!

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Hello,

I use my work PC mainly for developing an application in VB.NET using Visual Studio standard 2008. Up until a couple of weeks ago the system has run perfectly but during the last wee while ive noticed it takes ages to boot. And running even more than one or two applications cripples the machine to the point where your waiting around for 60seconds + for outlook to load.

PC SPEC:
Intel Core2 6400 @ 2.13GHz
2.00GB RAM
Vista Business 64-bit
System rating = 4.9
Anything untoward in this HJT log?


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:03:47, on 10/09/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RAMBooster.Net\RAMBooster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razerofa.exe
C:\Users\andrew\Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\__LATEST__\MyOffice\MyOffice\bin\Release\My Office.vshost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exe
C:\W... Read more

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Hi,

This problem has me completely baffeled. I'm not even sure if this is the right forum to be posting in. (If you can suggest a forum better related to topic please do).

Recently I noticed my whole system being slower and more sluggish. Especially playing games. I checked my windows experience index and it had changed from 6.5 to 2.9.

The only scores in the list that have changed signifigantly are my cpu (now at 2.3) and my memory access(2.9).

This happend to me once before about 6 months ago. In the end I updated my dell bios from a10 to a11 and my score went up to 6.5 and my performance was percieveably improved.

Now I dont understand why (what seems like the same problem) has happened again.

I'd be very grateful if somebody could help me figure out why my system has suddenly slowed down so drastically.

Thanks,

dub

A:CPU and memory performance suddenly drastically reduced

Take a look at Task Manager when it is running slow. Look at processes to see what is taking up RAM and CPU cycles.

Does it boot as quickly as before?

I wouldn't expect a BIOS change to improve things.

Look at Resource Monitor to see how much RAM you are using at any particular time.

Have you done any tests of your RAM or hard drive to confirm they are OK?

How confident are you that you have no viruses or malware?

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I have noticed the speed of my computer reduce drastically as of late. I assumed just the regular abusive of the hard drive and cluttering of windows and what not. But I checked SiSoftware and its posting my Cpu as a Core 2 rather than a Core 2 Duo.. And I checked my system settings and it is also posting my Cpu as a core 2 rather than a core 2 Duo. which If I remember correctly it always did before. Its now Intel Core 2 CPU 6600 @ 2.4 when i could have sworn it use to say Intel core 2 duo 6600 @ 2.4 X 2. I could be wrong. But It is defiantly a lot slower and SiSoftware is only detecting a core 2 processor. Also, my Cpu is running extremely Hot. about 70 degrees C. and thats pretty much Idle, With out running any load on the Cpu. The Fans are running and there is plenty of ventilation I have 4 fans cycling air into and out of the machine.

Anyone Have Any Ideas?
 

A:CPU speed drastically reduced

Have a look at ArcticSilver Instructions You may need to re-paste the CPU

Also check out your System Specs using Everest, located h e r e
 

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Hi guys, i am having a problem with my fonts display, and i wish you could help me out.I can adjust the display fonts in the Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization area, i know that there is an option to reduce or increase the default scale.That option works, but when i open an application, like say Paragon Partition Manager, or Yahoo Messenger or my games, the font displayed in the menu is very small.Here is a screenshot of an application, and the default display.Could you guys help me figure out how to restore the default font size in my applications aswell?What/where do i go in the setting?Thanks.

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Issue:Overnight my download speeds have dropped drastically on this PC. Other devices show typical speeds of 65 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. This PC is showing roughly 5-7 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up on 5 GHz network and around 25 down and 10 up on my 2.4 GHz network. This is consistent over multiple tests and browsers of course.

Info:
Windows 10-1511 Build 10586.164No firewall/AV enabled (Windows Defender disabled in GPEdit.)Linksys WMP600N Wireless adapter (802.11 b/g/n Dual band).D-Link DIR-850L router (802.11b/g/n/ac Dual band).

What I've tried/checked so far:
Malwarebytes turns up nothing on full system scan.Task Manager / Resource Monitor shows nothing is using network out of the ordinary.Tried 4 different WLAN driver versions with the same results no matter which is installed.Ran TCP/IP stack reset (netsh i i r r).Reset winsocks (netsh winsock reset).Flushed DNS.Restarted PC.Powercycled router/modem.

Attempting Ethernet would be extremely challenging and I'm 99% certain this is specific to the WLAN adapter. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi there, my laptop's speed and response was reduced drastically two days ago. The day before it happened everything was completely fine. Now the boot up itself takes 10-15 minutes, opening a windows explorer or a MS Office program will take 2-3 minutes and frequently freezes while opened. Video and music playing lags significantly. 
 
I've tried scanning my system with avast and mbam in safe mode, but both found nothing. Avast won't run full protection although regular scanning is possible and avast's boot time scan won't work. 
 
What may be the problem here? I'm completely baffled myself.
Could it be some type of spyware or malware that's eating up my computer's resources? I must also confess that I was running a P2P software the night before my computer slowed down. I've already deleted all files downloaded through the P2P software though.
 
I'm currently running
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Intel Core i5-2410M @ 2.30 GHz
4 GB RAM
 
Any help would be great. Thanks!

A:My laptop's speed and response has reduced drastically

Hello, Lets see what these show and how the machine is afer.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Win... Read more

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I have a Compaq laptop with a 80 GB hard disc, of which C drive is 15 GB. The OS has been XP-Pro SP2, and generally, about 50% space (7 to 8 GB) in C drive used to remain free.

I have just installed SP3, and find free space at only 3 GB. In other words, 4 GB seems to have been lost to SP3 installation process. After installation of SP3, OS has been fully patched, vetted by Secunia.
I have also used CCleaner, but it cleaned few MBs.

The broad breakdown of the used space of 12 GB is as follows :-

a) Windows 6.6 GB
b ) Program files 2.4 GB
c) Documents & Settings 1 GB : I don't use MyDocuments, and this contains only my OE mails.

I am attaching a file showing the folder details of C drive.

Any advice to reclaim lost space will be very appreciated.

Thanks,

A:XP-SP3 installed ... C drive free space reduced drastically

Between Windows and programs installed...and pagefile and hibernation...11-12GB used should be expected.This system has a 23GB C:, with a few programs installed...and reflects 11GB free space now on C:.Your emails do not have to be stored on C:, you can move the message store to any existing partition.http://www.insideoe.com/files/store.htmYou can also enlarge C: by using any number of programs, following the appropriate directions for using that program.Example: Easeus Partition Master - http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-parti...g-partition.htm Louis

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Good day. Need some help here in solving this mind-boggling issue.

First a background: the C:/ Drive (the only partition, I didn't split the partition into another drive) in my laptop's HDD has total space 581GB and the last time I check I have used up about roughly half of the that. So about four days ago my laptop was laggish horrendous so I decided the HDD in my laptop could use some defragmenting (21% fragmented when analyzed). It went on for 60 hours which I did let it finish with only 2% fragmented. To my horror however, the free harddisk space has went into the red with only 39GB left.

I've run through various advises available through Google (some them lead to this forum) such as Disk Cleaner (didn't see anything of significant size there though I should've known run Disk Cleaner first before defragmenting but I didn't. Could this mishap be the cause?), then followed by Disk check/CHKDSK during start up including ticking the Scan and Repair bad sector still showing the same amount of miniscule free space. Then tried Command Prompt (run as administrator) vssadmin list shadowstorage didn't reveal anything significant as well.

So what is else is left for me? Should I defrag again? Just downloaded CCleaner and going to try it. I think I've seen this sort of situation before (free space reduced to miniscule) a long time ago but DURING defragging and not AFTER defragging.

A:Free space in C:/ Drive reduced drastically after defragmenting.

I`ve never seen disk defragmenter reduce the size of free space.

You should be using Ccleaner all the time

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Hi,

Day before yesterday my Laptop [Dell Studio] has suddenly stopped working and i have to shut it down forcefully. Then i logged in again but my wireless was not working, i have googled the solutions and tried to start the WLAN Autocofig service but its throwing an error : 1053 : The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely manner.

Suddenly the speed of my laptop reduced drastically. Now its taking almost 12 mins to start instead of 2 mins.

I have also removed some lines from the test files from the registry as mentioned in the below website as a resolution, but its not working.

Unable to connect to wireless networks on Windows 7 Enterprise laptop. - Microsoft Answers


I dont have OS [Operating system's] CD as it was pre-installed on my laptop when i bought it.

I have tried almost everything which is available on net but nothing is working for me.

Please could you help me out. Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Wireless not working and Laptop's speed reduced drastically

Why did it stop working? How did it behave? What did you do before that?

Have you tried using System Restore?

You can still restore your laptop to the factory configuration without using a Windows media disc. If it came with Windows pre-installed you can try this:

1. Start or restart the computer.
2. Press F8 until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
3. Press down arrow key to select Repair Your Computer.
4. Specify the language sttings that you want and then click Next.
5. Log in as a user with administrative credentials and click OK.
6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7. Click Next.
8. Select "yes, reformat har drive and restore system software to factory condition".
9. Click Next.
10. When done, click Finish to restart.

You should start using the manual or manuals for your computer. They can be very helpful. Since you didn't provide me with the model number of your Dell Studio I have only provided you with instructions for Dell Studio 1535 or 1536. You can find the manuals for this model here:

Documentation

The instructions for your particular model may be different. Which is why you should always provide the model number for better help. The model above had Windows Vista pre-installed. I see you are using Windows 7. But I think the procedure should be pretty much the same for all Dell Studio models. Just don't quote me if it does not work the same way on your model.

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ive recently added a wireless router inconjunction with my modem to enhance my wireless devices. but upon running speedtest 30minutes ago, download speed is about 39.15 and upload is 0.20??? could the router be at fault? because before I added router, my download speed was around 95.80 and upload 25 mbps..

ok, sorry bout that. it was due to having "bandwidth control enabled within router...I unchecked it off and its fine now. iam not used to using a router.

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Over the past few weeks my new computer (Dell Studio 14z, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz, 3GB RAM, plenty of free disk space) has progressively gotten slower and slower. Often, while typing in a textpane like this one, the system will appear to freeze, catching up with me 5-15 seconds later. The cursor seems to "stick" regularly, recovering 1-5 seconds later. Various windows are completely unresponsive (no cursor change, nothing), but recover a few seconds or minutes later with a 'flash' and a screen refresh. Perhaps most annoying - Explorer crashes 100% of the time upon first use after a restart. It *usually* is OK after that, but still occasionally crashes. The performance monitor shows that sometimes, but not all the time, when these problems happen I am at 100% CPU usage. Memory usage appears to be OK.

DDS results follow, and ATTACH.TXT is attached. I'd really appreciate some help. You guys have always provided great advice! Thanks in advance.

...dan


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSX64
Run by VCAT at 14:48:42.89 on Wed 12/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2814.513 [GMT -8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:... Read more

A:Unknown infection drastically affecting performance

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.Fol... Read more

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 After a few minutes playing games with excelent frames, the whole system throttles down and game becomes unplayable. No overheat detected in any compnent. Laptop is plugged in all times. I always use a cooling pad.   I tried tampering with windows power options but no use.  I did find out that if i unplug it from power and plug it in again the issue is momentarily resolved. Thank you.

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Over the past few days my computer (Dell Studio 14z, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz, 3GB RAM, plenty of free disk space) has progressively gotten slower and slower. Often, while typing in a textpane like this one, the system will appear to freeze, catching up with me 5-15 seconds later. Firefox seizes up constantly, appearing to be unresponsive, only to return 15-60 seconds later. Moving from tab to tab in FF takes 10-30 seconds. (FF has frozen twice while I was composing this message, once for about 90 seconds.) Additional possibly useful information - I have an external 27" monitor connected via HDMI, and when the computer goes to sleep and wakes up, I get a message saying that a monitor driver failed, but the monitor continues to work. I have had similar problems with the monitor disconnected so this is probably not the problem, but I will restart with it disconnected and post an update. Log follows.

TIA for the help - you guys are always great!

...dan
DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSX64
Run by VCAT at 12:37:46.19 on Sat 11/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2814.602 [GMT -8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\... Read more

A:Unknown infection drastically affecting performance

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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Hey guys!

For a while now, my computers performance randomly drops down a lot. Mostly it is just the multimedia performance, as far as I can tell it, since the rest seems to work fine. It happens like weekly, and here is what I can notice:
- I can play one match of League of Legends without any lag, on stable 60 fps without a problem, but in the next match, it drops down to 30 fps at most, but typically it is between 10 and 20..
- for testing, I tried another game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, same performance drop...
- I can still watch any 1080p HD film without a problem
- closing every running app won't help
- the problem won't go away if I logout - login, so it should not be a user-related app running
- a reboot of the PC solves the problem, until it happens again
- ONLY a reboot seems to help
- in task manager, everything seems fine, CPU is on 20% at most(with loads of Chrome tabs opened)

I have no idea where to start looking, and what could cause it. Here are the specs of my system:

- Windows 8 Professional x32, MSDNAA license with the latest updates installed
- Core2Duo E6750
- 4 GB Ram
- Geforce GTS 450 1 GB

Any idea is appreciated, thanks in advance! cheers

A:Windows 8 performance randomly drops drastically

Out of curiosity, what are your GPU temperatures at when you notice the slowdown?

You can use this utility: SpeedFan - CNET Download.com

Make sure to check temps while your game is running at its slow pace. If it's anywhere in the mid-to-high 90s celsius, most cards will have a huge performance drop.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hey guys!

For a while now, my computers performance randomly drops down a lot. Mostly it is just the multimedia performance, as far as I can tell it, since the rest seems to work fine. It happens like weekly, and here is what I can notice:
- I can play one match of League of Legends without any lag, on stable 60 fps without a problem, but in the next match, it drops down to 30 fps at most, but typically it is between 10 and 20..
- for testing, I tried another game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, same performance drop...
- I can still watch any 1080p HD film without a problem
- closing every running app won't help
- the problem won't go away if I logout - login, so it should not be a user-related app running
- a reboot of the PC solves the problem, until it happens again
- ONLY a reboot seems to help
- in task manager, everything seems fine, CPU is on 20% at most(with loads of Chrome tabs opened)

I have no idea where to start looking, and what could cause it. Here are the specs of my system:

- Windows 8 Professional x32, MSDNAA license with the latest updates installed
- Core2Duo E6750
- 4 GB Ram
- Geforce GTS 450 1 GB

Any idea is appreciated, thanks in advance! cheers

A:Windows 8 performance randomly drops drastically

Out of curiosity, what are your GPU temperatures at when you notice the slowdown?

You can use this utility: SpeedFan - CNET Download.com

Make sure to check temps while your game is running at its slow pace. If it's anywhere in the mid-to-high 90s celsius, most cards will have a huge performance drop.

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About 1.5 years ago, I bought a laptop that I can use for college, but also at home for gaming. At first, framerates were not what I expected from a laptop with my specs, but I assumed it just had to do with hardware being less capable due to the fact that it's a laptop. However, I recently discovered that there was a problem with the onboard chipset, where my laptop would automatically use the onboard chipset for all graphical processes, instead of the more powerful GPU. Having that solved with nVidia settings, I now have a new problem.

During gaming, sometimes my framerate drastically drops, from about 50-60 to 7-12 fps. This occurs randomly, even while not doing anything in-game. I have checked with the Windows Task Manager, and it does not show a significant increase in processing power, only from about 16-19% to 21-26%, which I believe should not lead to such framerate drops. I suspect this problem has something to do with thermals, since CPU temperatures can easily reach 90-95C (194-203F) and GPU temperatures easily reach 80-85C (175-185F) (measured with CoreTemp and SpeedFan)

If this is a thermal problem, how can I fix it? Normally I'd blow out the dust, but since it's a laptop I'm not sure if that's easy/possible.
If it's not a thermal problem, what is is? And how can I fix it?

Laptop specs:
Asus X5QS series
CPU: Intel Core i7 2630QM 2.0 GHz
GPU: nVidia GeForce GT555M
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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A:Framerate drastically drops while gaming

The CPU is definitely getting a bit toasty. You want it to be around 60-80 C. Open up the casing and use some compressed air to clean out the air vents.

If that doesnt work, tell me. Also, what GPU drivers are you running? Finally, why do you have DDR2 RAM with a modern CPU? That could be part of the problem.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

Hello guys. Recently I've bought I PowerColor ATI HD 6790 1 GB DDR5 video card. My old one was the 4670 version, though it was from Gigabyte. And oddly enough, my performance seems to have been reduced.

This is my current setup

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
PowerColor Ati HD 6790 1GB DDR5
ECS GF8100VM-M5
Lc-Power LC 420H-12
Western Digital 500gb Sata2 7200 Rpm 32mb Buffer
3,00 GB RAM
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA

What could be causing this and what would be the solution?

Thank you

A:Reduced Performance

No one got a clue?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

I've had a lot of reduced performance with my system lately, in addition to a lot of windows error messages for some reason. I just un-installed a handful of anti-spyware/malware apps because I had way too many.
Now I'm left with HJT, MalwareBytes (w/ active protection), TuneUp2009, ZoneAlarm, & Spyware Blaster
Is this sufficient protection?
Applications load up much slower and the start is lagged.
Otherwise I haven't had too many issues, a couple crashes few and far between.
Any ideas?
Thanks

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E8400 @ 3.0Ghz
G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb)
Sapphire 100245L Radeon 4850HD 512mb
Antec Earthwatts 650W PSU

Windows XP Pro SP3
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:36:40 PM, on 10/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.6

Hello,

I have a fairly fast computer i guess and i do use torrent fairly frequently to download games, movies, and music.Recently while playing a game, gta 3 san andreas... the game suddenly crashed for apparently no reason. Afterwards all actions (such as using windows media player, opening folders, going onilne, etc.) suddenly became a lot slower. It didnt seem to be malware or something because no actual change happened to the computer other than the slowness. I had ran virus scans with Ad aware with Lavasoft and Super Anti Spyware with no results within scanning for hours. i had ran freeware AML registry cleaner but the computer would randomly reboot before the scan could complete with a blue screen appearing right before the screen booted. After turning off automatic restart for system failure i got a good look at the screen and it read:
"
***STOP:0X0000008E(0xC0000005,0X8062F450,0xA696A974,0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
"
I had also tried rebooting with "Last known good configuration but still had the same problems
I still have 90gb free space with 250gb used and usually have had no virus problems other than a malware issue that was resolved by my sister (who is away now and cannot help anymore). Disk Defragmentation is done so that should also not be a problem.

Help would be very appreciated

A:Computer performance suddenly drastically slower + get blue screen

Hello Ebb1611

Things to try
1. Test the RAM
2. Update your video drivers

1. Test RAM
If you have more than one stick of RAM (256MB or more) swap them over or take one out and try again with only stick #1. If it does not help or makes things worse swap the sticks and try again with only stick #2. Running with one stick at a time will identify if you have a bad stick. Try moving the RAM to a different slot as well.

OR
You can put either of these free programs on a floppy and test the RAM. Let them run for hours to do many passes if you can

memtest86 http://www.memtest86.com/

Windows Memory Diagnostic http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Memtest on CD ( this is a bootable CD and can be used when you cannot access an operating system)
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/256/mirrors.php

Use your CD burner to write it onto a CD as an ISO image
Test with only one stick of RAM installed at a time

2. Video drivers
Go to the manufacturer of the video card`s site and look for updated drivers for your card.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

It takes about ~4 mintues to boot this laptop, inexplicable CPU usage. Though the usage isn't consistently bad. Today I experienced such taxed resource usage, that simply moving the cursor across the screen had a choppy latent effect. I'd move the cursor, and about 1-2 seconds later, it would move it's position on the screen. I have ran Ad-aware, and Spybot, and they removed only tracking cookies. Trendmicro housecall came up with nothing. Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:47:57 AM, on 8/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CISCOS~1\VPNCLI~1\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
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A:suspiciuosly reduced performance

Does not sound like malware but let's take a perfunctory look

1. Download this file using either of these links

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exe

http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/combofix.exe

2. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log & a fresh HJT log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

Today I've noticed a significant reduction in my computers performance. I installed a fresh copy of spy sweeper and it came up with 2 pieces of malware

Mal/Generic A
Mal/Keygen C

unfortunately it keeps jamming up so it wont erase them. Any help scanning the system would be much appreciated.

Windows 7 Home Edition, standard HP desktop.

Btw I did install a video card upgrade today, dont know if that could have potentially effected things, but it has been runnning worse since.. went from 256mb integrated to 1gig ATI Sapphire HD4670..

Thanks,

A:reduced performance and possible Malware

Spy sweeper has at last work and cleared the Malware it has found, but the fact that there is any on here worry's me. None should exist.

I would really appreciate help doing thorough malware and virus scans to help optimize performance.


Thanks,
Pete

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RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

Cry Performance reduced after reinstalling WinXP pro

I have just reinstalled my system (XP Pro) and updated it online to SP2. Authenticated updated and all. I haven't changed any hardware and in fact I reinstalled less software than before.
Since reinstallation and updating, I've noticed considerable deterioration on system performance, reflected e.g. on scroll speed (eg in Firefox and in Word & Excel. For firefox I've checked "smooth scrolling" it's off. Especially Word used to be up to 1page/sec while scrolling with arrow keys, now is down to 5-6 sec/page. Also: normally Word shows the page numbers (lower left corner) changing as you scroll - not anymore in my case. Page numbers remain change only after scrolling stops. Other example is when I move windows on the screen, movement is not spooth but rather jerky.
Any ideas?
My 2.66GHz machine is clean according to avast antivirus, spybot, adaware & adwatch, Netscape's own spyware scanner. Reg mechanic finds no problems. HD (40GB) is error free and cleaned-up and defragmented. Smooth scrolling options are off.
Thanks to anyone who could help.

A:Reduced performance after reinstalling XP

Help with MS Office is another forum, so I can't hep you with Word settings.
As far as your general slowness issue: If it's slower now than it was before the re-install, then you did something different this time than you did previously. Try and think what that might be. I could sit here and guess all week and we might never stumble across it, there's just too many things that could affect performance.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello,

Week ago I bought new SSD drive. (OCZ Agility 3, 2.15 firmware)
I made fresh install of OS, newest drivers etc.
SSD and my system was working very well but I was disapointed to my SSD-benchmark results. Well I tried to increase performance by updating my motherboard bios. Bios update succeed but it didnt really increase performance of my ssd, new bios reduced writing performance notable. (MOBO = Asus m4a87td/usb, bios v.2001) AHCI is on.

What with that 103424? Shouldnt it be 1024? Previous score over 400 points, now just 300. (disappeared in picture)

Also noticed another problem. I can't boot my comp if I have external drive plugged in.
I just can't change my 1st device boot to agility drive in bios because it's not in the list of boot devices. Well I unplug external drive and its working. Also thought that bios update would fix it but it didnt.

-Valtsu

A:SSD Performance reduced after BIOS update.

Your numbers are lower than most, but I don't know if it would be noticed in real life as opposed to a benchmark.

I think that 103424 is a reference to alignment. If it's evenly divisible by 4, it should be OK--and it is.

Not sure about the BIOS/external drive issue. Was the external connected when you did the clean install to the SSD?

One way or another, I'd make sure all boot files were on the SSD and that it appeared in the BIOS and was bootable, regardless of whether the external was plugged in.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hi.i have recently purchanced a Lenovo Yoga-500. it's working perfectly when fully charged and not charging.although when i'm at home and using it while it's plugged to electricity it runs extremly slow.My operating system is windows 10, Specs are i7-5500u 2.40Ghz8Gb Ram, Display system Intel graphics 5500 and Nvidia GT 940M.when the laptop is charging and operaring at the same time the fan runs really slowly, once i remove it from the power source it IMMIDIATLY start running at full speed.Anyone can help me solve this issue please?? 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

I have purchased a gaming laptop in august of last year and it has been about 11 months since I've got it. For the first 8 months everything was amazing, i was getting high fps and good performance on all my games. Then about 3 months ago, the performance
went dramatically downhill. I wasnt sure as to why this happened so i restored my whole laptop but to no effect.
Any ideas? Anything helps,
Thank you.

Specs:
Name: Asus GL503GE-RS71 ROG Strix Scar Edition 15.6" Gaming Laptop
CPU: i7-8750H
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB (Initially 8, I upgraded to 16 about 2 months into buying the PC.)
Memory 1: 500 GB 3.5" SSD
Memory 2: 250 GB M.2 SSD

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hello, I am experiencing low performance & Some kind of freezin that dissapears and re- apears. Also, I have a big number of processes running . What can I do.

Thank You in advance
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Observations and Steps Taken:

IE crashes "on the reg"

Sample Event Log Entries Left by crashes:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 6/29/2006
Time: 6:28:11 PM
User: N/A
Computer: FREDXPS
Description:
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module vlsp.dll, version 1.0.0.11, fault address 0x0000443e.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 69 65 78 ure iex
0018: 70 6c 6f 72 65 2e 65 78 plore.ex
0020: 65 20 36 2e 30 2e 32 39 e 6.0.29
0028: 30 30 2e 32 31 38 30 20 00.2180
0030: 69 6e 20 76 6c 73 70 2e in vlsp.
0038: 64 6c 6c 20 31 2e 30 2e dll 1.0.
0040: 30 2e 31 31 20 61 74 20 0.11 at
0048: 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 offset 0
0050: 30 30 30 34 34 33 65 0d 000443e.
0058: 0a .

[and]

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 6/29/2006
Time: 6:34:07 PM
User: N/A
Computer: FREDXPS
Description:
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x0003426d.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
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A:IE Crashing & BSOD's & reduced performance

Hello ford66,

I'm not seeing anything malicious in this log and the error messages you posted are related to your Operating system and Wireless Networking Card.

There are however, a few entries we can fix in the log.


From Normal Mode:


Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan Only'. Check the following entries if they exist (make sure you do not miss any)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
http://www.dell4me.com/mywaybiz
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
Fix all the Logitech O18 entries except the first one--leave one entry intact:
O18 - Protocol: bw+0 - {D2939ECD-BEA3-46F6-B9EF-2732BE9F4E2C} - C:\Program
Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll

Click 'Fix Checked' and close HijackThis.

-----------------------------------

Reboot your system.

----------------------------------

Although the tools and scans you ran previously didn't come up with much, let's double-check and run a scan with Panda and see if it finds anything.

Perform an online scan using Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

My laptop had a windows performance rating of 3.0 Today it is 2.6 (gaming graphics). How did it happen? The laptop is two months old. Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Windows Performance Index reduced?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

 When using 90w adapter with Lenovo W510 the performance is reduced even when the system shows low power consumption (40W).  if you switch to battery - strangely, the performance improves. It is understandable that the performance will be limited (reduced CPU and GPU clock speed) under 90w power supply (to protect the adapter) but it shouldn't be limited immediately.  if I watch a video it doesn't really work with the 90w travel adapter (very very slow) - then I take the power cord out and WOW everything works fine... The bios should be fixed so that the clock limit will kick in only when the power consumption goes up.  otherwise, when you travel with this expensive machine you have to either carry the super heav y 135w adapter or get a performance of a net book.... Does anyone know about a fix?













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A:Lenovo W510 with 90W adapter - Reduced Performance

When using 90w adapter the performance is reduced even when the system shows low power consumption (40W).  if you switch to battery - strangely, the performance improves.
 
It is understandable that the performance will be limited (reduced CPU and GPU clock speed) under 90w power supply (to protect the adapter) but it shouldn't be limited immediately.  if I watch a video it doesn't really work with the 90w travel adapter - then I take the power cord out and WOW everything works fine...
 
The bios should be fixed so that the clock limit will kick in only when the power consumption goes up.  otherwise, when you travel with this expensive machine you have to either carry the super heav y 135w adapter or get a performance of a net book....
 
Does anyone know about a fix?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Hi Team
Ive an older notebook that i still use when needed, but recently it has become  increasingly slower and slower and very temperamental. By this it can take a load of time to load up a page, or any simple task can just hang, to the point i will go start making a coffee! It just seems to some days really struggle to do anything.Whilst not the fastest notebook it has saved my bacon on a few ocassions, i would like to keep it as a spare but dont know why its all of a sudden having issues.
 
The notebook is a Operating System is a Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2 running an Intel Celeron M @ 1.86GHz Conroe-L 65nm Technology, its RAM consists of  1.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12), the Motherboard is a Acer Volvi2 (U2E1) and the Hard Drives is a 75GB Hitachi HTS542580K9SA00 (SATA).
The hard drive has been partitioned by the previous owner i assume, as i certainly didn’t do it. It looks like the following
Partition 1
                Partition ID         Disk #0, Partition #1
                Disk Letter          C:
                File System         NTFS
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A:Acer notebook performance dramaticly reduced recently

Hi
 
Yes, low free space on the C drive is a problem here. Experts recommends at lease 15% free space in the OS partition for proper system operation. Other than the free space issue, there might be additional problems in your system such as malwares, failing or old aging hard dive etc. Please try the below steps.
 
Transfer all the data that can be moved from C to D partition. Free up maximum space as you can. 
 
Download and run TFC to clean all kind of temp files.
    
      http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/
 
 Uninstall unused applications.
 
      Open Control Panel --> Programs and uninstall all the software which you never used. They only help to eat hard drive space and slowing down Windows by adding unnecessary services.
 
To detect and uninstall bloatwares pre-loaded by laptop manufacturer, you can use the free program PC Decrapifier.
 
     http://pcdecrapifier.com/
 
 
 Use Microsoft Security Essentials as the antivirus solution.
 
      Most of the third party AV programs are huge resource hogs and known to slow down  systems. Microsoft's own AV program MSE requires very low system resources and works very well with Windows. I highly recommends uninstalling your current antivirus completely and use MSE instead.
 
 http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=5201
 
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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

I have a DV6 Hp Pavillion laptop, which was working perfectly up until a few days back. Even though it is a little old, because of my 8GB RAM , 2Gb ATI Radeon and i7 Sandy Bridge it was functioning efficiently until now.
I replaced my battery and charger a year back. The laptop was was also replaced about 2 months ago.

In the last 1 week, I have noticed that my laptop is always heated and overheats even when I play any low graphic games .This I presumed was because of a battery/power issue which caused the laptop to lag/hang. Henceforth, I ran an energy diagnostic test on my system and came up with the follwing results (I will post them below this paragraph).

The diagnostic report shows that there seems to an issue with the ACPI _TSD Object Failed Validation. Can anyone please help with this and tell me how to rectify this issue?
Power Efficiency Diagnostics ReportComputer Name
DESKTOP-F0UVKPI

Scan Time
2016-10-05T19:21:43Z

Scan Duration
60 seconds

System Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard

System Product Name
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

BIOS Date
07/20/2011

BIOS Version
F.1A

OS Build
14393

Platform Role
PlatformRoleMobile

Plugged In
true

Process Count
87

Thread Count
1788

Report GUID
{ae83c494-f2b4-4ced-8675-d87455a2afd8}
Analysis ResultsErrorsSystem Availability Requests:System Required Request
The device or driver has made a request to prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.
Requesting Driver Instance
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_7605&... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

So, I'm at school and I receive a text from my mother stating that she is receiving porn popups and that google results are sending her off to random pages. This isn't uncommon because no one in my family understands computers anymore than your average secretary (no offense, but let's be honest. lol)... That being said, I went over and ran a few scans as I normally do which tends to clean it up fairly well. I begin by running HiJackThis and looking through it's logs and then looking at the startup items...

During this processes, I noticed several suspicious files that definitely did not belong. I then made sure to update the definitions on the current AV installed (BitDefender) and ran a scan with it. Afterwards, I continued to run Malwarebytes AntiMalware and SuperAntiSpyware. All 3 of them came back with results of finding several trojans... After running those, cleaning with them, rebooting, ect.. The popups were gone and the system was operating much more smoothly...

However, I got another text 2 days later, after returning to campus, that she was getting redirects again and BitDefender kept popping up several alerts about trojans... For insance, when I used that machine to google GMER; it showed the proper results but when clicking on the first result it then redirected me to:
"hxxp://www.njksearch.net/cc.php?id=27946228"

Also, to summarize what MBAM found, it listed Rogue.Spypro, Trojan.Agent, Trojan.FakeAlert, Trojan.Dropper, Exploit.Drop.2, and Ba... Read more

A:Popups, redirects, reduced system performance, and blue screens...

Hello,


Quote:




I should also note that ComboFix results in a BSOD everytime.




While you may see ComboFix being used quite often, and possibly you have used the tool yourself without incident, the tool should not be run unsupervised (as stated in the Disclaimer that is first displayed by ComboFix when you run the tool)

Going forward, I highly recommend you heed such instructions. As explained in Post 2 of our pre-posting topic...


Quote:




Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.




That being said, I'll need a log from another tool. Again, it's important you follow these instructions as given.

Please download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.

Double click aswMBR.exe to start the tool. At this time, select No when prompted to download the Avast database.
Click Scan
Upon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.
You will also notice... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

When I run any DOS game like Allen Border's Cricket, etc. my system's performance degrades drastically when I run the same along with any media player like RealOne or Windows Media Player 9.
What exactly happens is that while I'm playing this DOS Game with its options of Music and Fx turned off for less memory consumption and at the same time I'm listening to any music with the option of Visualisation selected to 'None', again to free up memory, but still my system becomes slow, the music stops in between & resumes playing by itself, the game also becomes slow and then again starts working properly long with the music.

I fail to understand that inspite of having 512 MB DDRSD Ram & 1.9 Ghz processor still then why is the performance so poor even when I've disabled most of the options that consume more memory!

Please help sooooon!!!
 

A:Performance drastically degrades on running a DOS program alongwith any other program

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Dear TSG & co.

I've been working on a huge doc in word (w/images)... Since it has grown (78 pages = 14'600kb), problems.

1) Track-changes was activated by default; seeing this as a potential source of problems, I deactivated in word. However, evertime I save and then open doc on another pc, the track changes reappear & doc is increased to 100+ pages of text & images. I believe this has blocked my pc (ASUS pro5di, windows 7, Office 2010) and corrupted or lost data.

Since starting with this doc, I realized that every time I create a new word doc, it opens as a very narrow page on the left side of the screen. It isn't the zoom: zoom was at 100% and when I increased it, I had to increase to over 200% to read any text.

Any ideas?
 

A:MS Word opening in reduced view - but not reduced zoom!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

Hello everyone

I have been having troubles with gaming over the past month, with errors occurring here and there while gaming.
When going to "Performance information and Tools" I noticed that my Gaming graphics is rated at 2, which is totally impossible, as it used to be above 6 when I purchased this laptop a year ago.

NOTE: for some reason it states I only have 1 Graphics Card, even though I have 2x NVIDIA GTX 560M in SLI. I have also experienced some fatal errors related to my Nvidia cards, stating something in the lines of "nvidia kernel device stopped responding". Cannot remember the exact error message.

Any help appreciated, because on this machine I should be able to play a lot of games on high graphics still, yet just a couple of days ago WoW started lagging 30 minutes into a gaming session with GPU temps of 75.

DXDiag:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/2/2012, 14:23:31
Machine name: VADIM-1
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: CLEVO
System Model: P180HMx
BIOS: BIOS Date: 12/01/11 17:23:42 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12268MB RAM
Page File: 2554MB used, 21978MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
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A:Bad performance. Gaming performance rated at 2. Help please!

Hi and welcome to TSG.

The first thing I notice is that your Windows installation is almost 2 years out of date, you don't have SP1 installed which was released in January 2011, so subsequently are probably missing numerous updates, patches and fixes for Windows itself.

Have you cleaned out the vents and heatsinks? Dust build up will increase heat which will in turn reduce performance.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi there everyone. recently ive noticed that my PC is giving crappy perfomance in certain games.
This is usually in the form of choppy gameplay not constantly but just every so often, or (as in the case with C&C Generals: Zero Hour) when it gets to the point where the frame rate must be something like 1-5fps in otherwords, unplayable.

My system specs are this:

P4 1.7GHz
384MB of RDRAM
Geforce 4 Ti4200
120GB Maxtor HDD

ive used several spyware removing progs to remove spyware not related to Kazaa (won't work without it) and am using Cacheboost to try and sort out any RAM use problems but it just hasn't helped. Defragging the HDD didnt help either, although I have several different partions on it and defragged them all.

Got any ideas??

Many thanks
 

A:Bad Gaming performance

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hello. I have a Packard bell onetwo pc and I have installed flight simulator x, however the graphics on the game are quite bad. I have tried the game on other computers and it looks great. I was wandering if there was anyway to make games look and run better on my pc. My current specs (subscore) are...
Processor: 7.2
Memory (RAM): 5.9
Graphics: 4.6
Gaming Graphics: 4.6
Primary Hard Disk: 5.9
Thanks
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Games work at it best when plugged in but once i remove the charger the game fps drop drastically and game performace extremly low... i tried to increase everything to high perfromance but still it doesnt perform as it perfrormance when  plugged in ...  it also has amd radeon graphics r5 330

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Was wondering if you pros could build me the best machine i can get for 1500$ given what I need :

What are you going to use the PC for?

Working with postgresql databases
Gaming


How much is your budget?

1500$


Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)

Canada


Are you willing to buy online?

yes
Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?

No.

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?

No


Have you already bought any parts?

No
Do you have an Operating System (OS)?

No
Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?

Cpu cooler cause i will try to overclock. I also need a SSD.

Thanks a lot.

I'm willing to buy on ncix since they can assemble it for me and they have pricematching system.
 

A:$1,500 gaming/performance PC

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support .
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
And try to find a Thermalright True Spirit 120/140.

That should total you about $1000 CAD and leave you enough for a case, optical drive, OS, and storage.
Oh I messed up a little. It's fixed now; I thought about suggesting 3x6870s. I don't know what postgresql databases are, but the 2600k/2500k is your choice.
 

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Hi, I have 4gb DDR2 RAM,Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 Ghz,2.67 Ghz CPU(X-86), 1gb Nvidia Geforce 210 GPU,Windws xp 32-bit OS.But My available physical memory is 2.75gb,I want best possible & smooth gaming performance out of my present pc configuration.Should i install Windows7(64 bit)?will it serve my purpose?if not then what will be better alternative?i don no wht to do.... plz give me proper advice... regards...
 

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Getting poor FPS in all my games compared to alot of videos and comments around the internet about the same product.  Getting around ~40fps in skyrim lowsettings running at 1366x768. Additionally, furmark doesnt seem to detect the r7 m360.Laptop Specs (Lenovo z51):  Intel i5-5200U CPU @2.20 GHzRadeon R7 m360 Intel HD Graphics 5500Ram: 8GB Both display drivers have been updated to the latest versions. BIOS is updated to the latest version as well.  

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Which is better: The XPS 8700 or the Alienware X51? They have similar specs so I think the XPS 8700 would be better since it has a bigger case which means better cooling. (At default configs)

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When you post a thread like this you should post links to the full specs of the two machines, or better, post a screenshot of the full specs side by side. If it is easy folks will take a look, if you want a personal shopper then that is by the hour!

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I had installed 64-bit Windows 8 (not 8.1) and it was awesome in performance while playing games. I enjoyed playing many games like Black Mesa, Half Life etc. Now I have switched to other computer who have 32-bit of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 is awesome but it gets slow for some time when I quit the game. That was not the case in 64-bit Windows 8.
Is 64-bit operating system is better in performance if you are a gamer?? That's what I want to know so I can switch to other computer for gaming. I switched to this computer because of its higher specification but it comes with pre-installed Windows 8.1 32-bit.

A:Is 32-bit better for performance in gaming on 64-bit?

Hi Faisal6309,

It depends on your system and how much RAM you have installed to whether or not you are going to see the benefit. This is because with a 32bit(x86) operating system your computer is only going to be able to use a maximum of 4gb. This cannot be said for when you have a 64bit machine it can use a far higher Ram profile.

So if you are gaming with more than 4gb of ram than you are going to better performance running the 64bit operating system then you would with 32bit. for example running a 32bit operating system when you have greater than 4gb of Ram is like buying a 3 litre car and putting a limiter on it making it only be able to use 1 litre.

This is not just limited to gaming though you are going to see benefit of using 64bit architecture doing heavy work load tasks

Cheers,
Harry

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Games work at it best when plugged in but once i remove the charger the game fps drop drastically and game performace extremly low... i tried to increase everything to high perfromance but still it doesnt perform as it perfrormance when  plugged in ...  it also has amd radeon graphics r5 330

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hello everyone, i'm new to this forum. i have a huge problem and i'm going to try to be very detailed so i can get the best available help from you all. ok, me and my wife has 2 computers and we play second life (not sure if any of you heard of it or not). my problem is, she uses windows vista and i use windows xp. i have 1.5gb's of ram, she has 1gb of ram. my processor is intel 2.4 ghz and she has amd 2.1 ghz. i use the nvidia geforce 6200 and she uses nvidia geforce 6150. i have a dell demension 2400 computer and she has e-machine t5234 computer. when she plays her game, her graphics looks much more fluent and faster than my computer. my graphics and animations are very blocky, choppy, kinda laggy if you understand what i'm trying to say. i've even updated my video card drivers and chip set drivers. how come my gaming performance isnt as good as hers and what can i do to increase my gaming performance before i give in and buy another computer exactly like hers or similar with windows vista?

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