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Q: Reduced Performance

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
Lc-Power LC 420H-12
Western Digital 500gb Sata2 7200 Rpm 32mb Buffer
3,00 GB RAM

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

Thank you

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A: Reduced Performance

No one got a clue?

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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?

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.ex... Read more

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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.

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


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\\ccSvcHst.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
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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..


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.


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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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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.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



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

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

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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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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.

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


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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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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.


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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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
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module vlsp.dll, version, fault address 0x0000443e.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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 .


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
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.
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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 =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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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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.

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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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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 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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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.



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 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

Scan Time

Scan Duration
60 seconds

System Manufacturer

System Product Name
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC


BIOS Version

OS Build

Platform Role

Plugged In

Process Count

Thread Count

Report GUID
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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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

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.
 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.
 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.
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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:

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...



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...


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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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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In my system 1GB Ram (512 + 512 MB) is installed. And 128MB external Graphics card is also installed. From last few days suddenly now RAM is showing 768 MB in place of 1GB which is showing correctly before.

No changes done in the bios, flashing bios and motherboard internal graphics card also disabled. Everything is working fine in my system.. no problem. But anyone can tell me what can be the possibility of reduced RAM, is this possible that half of RAM gets corrupted.

768 MB is showing in My computer and also in startup while checking NVRAM

A:Ram reduced suddenly

any help?

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Well, I've pretty much given up, I've tried everything, and I just can't seem to fix my problem. I'm hoping that someone here will have the solution to my problem. Let's start at the beginning; My dad had bought a new computer for himself, a HP computer, with it came a Windows Vista Installation CD, which was already installed on his computer. I still had Windows XP, and decided to go ahead and use it to upgrade. So, I put it in, everything worked fine, I don't remember correctly, but I'm pretty sure I either didn't enter a product key or it never prompted me to. Everything was fine though...for now.

It is now a few months later and yesterday I logged on to my computer to find a bright yellow screen with "Windows Vista Build 6000 Windows is not genuine" in the bottom corner of the screen and box that had three options. "Access Your Computer With Reduced Functionality", "Type A Different Product Key", and "Contact Dell For Support" (Weird, because the computer was an HP, maybe it's because his Monitor, mouse and keyboard was from Dell). At the top of this box it says "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for activation".

So, first thing I do is type in the correct product key on the second option, it works, but then error code 0xC004E003 comes up (The Software Licensing Service reported the License Evaluation Failed). Next, I tried scavenging the interwebs for a solution. I found a tutorial on ext... Read more

A:Reduced Functionality

Hello Escape the Fate, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial should help you get out of the Reduced Functionality mode. Afterwards, you will need to use a different product key number than you Dad's. You can only use the same product key number on only one computer at any given time. Plus, since this is a OEM Vista version, that product key number is tied to only your Dad's computer and will not work on another computer.

Hope this helps,

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Hey guys,

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE with 256 mb.

Until I installed ****** Vista everything worked fine and my PC was playing everything perfectly smooth. The one day, HP sent me the DVD and I installed. Though it was cool until I installed some games ...... then hell began. I tried to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R, BF2 and even Frets on Fire and everything lagged like hell. So I tried to know what happened and when I got to System Requierements Lab they told me that my video card didn't have 256 mb anymore... it was now reduced to 64 mb!!!! I installed the latest drivers and even tried to downplay the quality and everything but It's always stucked at 64 mb and I have in reality a 256 mb video card.

Please guys, I don't wanna go back to XP but I still wanna play games. I didn't pay 800$ for nothing you know.

Thanks a lot for your help.

A:VRAM Reduced and I don't know why.

FreshBulletTime said:

Hey guys,

The one day, HP sent me the DVD and I installed. Though it was cool until I installed some games ...... then hell began. Click to expand...

What CD? Was this the Vista "upgrade"?
Why were HP involved in this (as you make no mention of it being an HP computer, is it)?

Sounds like you need to install the Vista drivers for the video card?

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Is the processor in your computer an AMD Athlon?

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Ok, so my laptop was running fine until i restarted it. Then it seemed to be running in a 16 bit mode, it has 6 processes running (but it says 22), I cant right click, and the internet will not work! Nothing is working! I have restore disks but I want to see if anyone has a solution to this crisis.

A:Windows 7 Reduced To Nothing!

download Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware (free version) and do a full scan and see if it finds anything.


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I have a Windows 7 desktop (Acer Veriton). When using it, after a while (10 or 15 minutes perhaps) in which I haven't touched the keyboard, the brightness is suddenly reduced. Hitting any key, but not moving the mouse, brings the brightness back up again. After a while it does it again, and again seemingly at more frequent intervals. Eventually it comes to the point where even when I press a key the brightness stays low. I then have to right click on the desktop, choose Graphics Properties which brings up the Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel and reset the brightness from 0 to say 50%. It is usually OK after that for some time.
There's nothing wrong with the monitor - when using it as an additional monitor with a laptop with Win XP its brightness remains unchanged for hours.
It seems like a Windows power management "feature" but I can't find anywhere that could change it either in the Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel or in Windows. It's most exasperating.
Anybody got any ideas on how to fix this?

A:Brightness keeps being reduced

It's unclear from your post if you've checked Power Settings in Control Panel (not for your video card, for the system).

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I usually do a disc cleanup and run Mbam and SAS before shutting down for the night.

It shows higher GBs prior to shutting down than when booting up the next day.

I don't mind the loss, but what is the reason?

A:Gbs reduced overnight?

This is probably caused by the temp files being removed on shut down. Running Disc Clean up does remove temp files, but other temp files that are required by the system remain until shut down.

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Dear Tech Support forum,

The past 2 years I have been using my EN9800GTX+ card and I have recently switched over to a HD5850. The problem lies with my monitor, it's a Syncmaster 204B.

The Syncmaster 204B is known for it's "blackouts" when running in DVI mode, I fixed those "blackouts" by creating a Custom Resolution in my Nvidia control panel and adding "CVT Reduced Blank" to the 1600x1200 screen.
This reduced the Refresh Rate of the screen from 60Hz to 59.9Hz and it made the "blackouts" stop, I haven't had a "blackout" for 2 years.

Now with my new Ati card, I can't find how to create custom resolutions and I'm stuck with a 'flickering' monitor. I heard some fixes about enabling 'Reduce DVI frequency on high-resolutions displays' in CCC, but I can't seem to find that option at all.

I'm using vista 32-bit.

Please help me, I'm pretty desperate.

A:CVT Reduced blank

Hi the post here by shane laroque may give a clue http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...hreadid=125971

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I got a prompt that the battery on my motherboard was out. I replaced it, but now my CPU runs at a lower speed that before. How can I get it back up to speed. so to speak? Thanks in advance for any and all assistance.

A:CPU Power Reduced

Bios reset to defualts when you changed the battery, you need to enter the bios and reset the processor speed to it's correct settings

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Recently I've noticed that my computer has been running somewhat slower than normal and also seems to be using more RAM than usual. Typically it idles at 200-275 MB out of 1gig but recently its been about 350. I did most of what is required within the HJT Prep Thread including running Spybot as well as AVG8 scans. I attempted to run the in-browser scans via Firefox however it locked up (which it has been doing more and more of lately). I have strong feelings that there could be some Malware involved here so before i go on to other possible solutions I would really appreciate it if someone could look over my HJT report. Thank you! ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:20:27 PM, on 8/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Reduced Poerformance Lately ~ Possible Malware


Apparently my Credit Card info got jacked and was charged to my account. If someone could look over this to see if they see anything suspicious I would GREATLY appreciate it!!!!

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When I go onto the Web, and click on a subject, the site in question does not come up at full screen.It appears as a small box, approx two inches by six inches (50mm x 150mm), showing just the address line and the reduce, enlarge delete markings above.I then have to click on the "square" to get fullscreen. If I pick out another site from the one I am in, the same happens again.Strangely, if I pick out a site from my Favourites, this does not happen.There is probably a simple answer, but I am not all that Computer literate.Advice would appreciatedThanksEdit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:New Web Page Appears Always Reduced

I believe this should work for youhttp://www.burzurq.com/forum/new_window_op...ull_screen.htmlMark

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About a month ago my connection speed dropped by almost half. This is a huge problem because I'm on a dial-up and my average connection ranged from 42.5kbps-52kbps. The drop put me down to 26.4kbps MAX. That means that sometimes I actually get lower than that.

I have already tried the usual suspects, Phoneline, different modem, network settings, MTU, etc... I even called my ISP but as usual, they said it had to be either one of three things, my settings(which are correct) my phoneline(which I checked for noise as well as having the phone company check) or my modem isn't 3com compliant(I've tried three different modems and two of them were USR)

My question is, does anyone know of a way to restore my connection speed? Is there some settings I'm missing?

A:Reduced Modem Speed

Did u mess with the modem init settings? Try using the latest drivers.

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Dear sir/madam,i have using hp 241 model laptop, but the brightness level not reduced on my laptop,i have tried windows 8,8.1,10.but the brightness level not reduced,i have tried to install many of the graphics card.but the graphics card is not installed,what is the solution of this problem...

A:display brightness not reduced

hellow,please send me configuration of your pc includinf your graphics card and drivers information.never dounload and install any updates from un authorised websites or brands , dounlad and install updates either from hp support assistant of hp support website. first of all to solve this problem , go to hp support website and dounload and install the bios update from there and remember to plugin the charger and insure continues power supply or ac supply during the bios update and this will solve your problem and if not you are free to write.Thank you.

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Today I tried to access my powerpoints on my android tab and then my laptop and realized that the file size of nearly all my powerpoints and a few other files had been reduced to 0kb on my USB. My laptop is Windows 7, running avast. However, I think the infection came from one of the work computers which is Windows xp. I googled and came across Worm.Explore.Zip as a possibility. Is there a way I can recover the files, they are critical. Strangely, since my hard disk died, there was no other backup. How do I find out of its an infection? Would the tab also become a source of infection for any usb plugged into it? Since the work computer is a random classroom computer, I wont be able to do much other than ask IT...but I would like to be able to somehow make my USB immune from this infection.

A:File Size reduced to 0kb

Since the work computer is a random classroom computer, I wont be able to do much other than ask IT...but I would like to be able to somehow make my USB immune from this infection. Since the computer is a work computer, and you have an IT department available to help you, we recommend you seek advice from them first.

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Hi, I`m rather hoping that someone can help me with a problem I`ve been wrestling with over the last ten days.

I`m subscribed to Virgin Media`s 30Mbps broadband service and my daily speed check (Speedtest.net) had given me an average of 31.69Mbps for the last two months, until ten days ago when it fell to just under 17Mbps.

My PC is hard wired to the Virgin super hub

If I boot up in safe mode with networking I receive the full 31Mbps. There is also another hard wired desk-top and a Wi-Fi lap top on the same home network (all three are using Windows 7 Home Premium and the latest version of Avast anti-virus) and they are both returning speed test results of 31Mbps.

So far I have:- Reinsalled Avast and run a deep scan - no problems found.
Run full scan with Advanced System care - no problems.
Run deep scan with Malwarebyes - again , nothing found.
Uninstalled all un-necessary programs.
Run speed test with Avast disabled.
I am allowing only Avast to run at start-up

I`m at the stage where I don`t know what to try next.
Any advice P L E A S E . Jim.

A:Reduced Download speed

So you mean that running on safemode solves the problem??
when booting in safemode it means that there are no programs being run while in windows startup unlike your default startup that commands some other programs to boot up.

In this situation, its likely to have programs involved to cause a decrease in your internet speed
why not try:
1.) clean your windows registry, you can use tuneup:http://www.tune-up.com/?tracking=UA-en-US%2C&utm_campaign=tuu2011&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=google&utm_content=tuubuy&x-rest=&gclid=COXZmJC6oq8CFWmk4god7Dq0Ww - if not continue to step 2

2.) Reinstalling windows - if not go to step 3

3.)Backup important files and reformat your hard drive and install windows again and so on....

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hi all,

i have this problem that when ever i use internet and shut down my PC next time when i restart my hd space on drive C: is reduced by at least 20MB even though i have not downloaded anything. This eats up my C: drive HD space and every time i get an alert to clean up my C: drive.
what could be the reason...do i need to look out for some specific files and delete them?.....one thing i have found is there are some particular files in my anti-virus folder AVG....some files like..

and so on.....

do i need these files or i can delete it?

kindly help me out

and thanks in advance

A:C: drive HD Space get reduced

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I am sorry bother anyone in this forum.
I would like to ask some question and solution.

How am I able to set the sound just like it was when I was open Kuwo.
The sound volume is reduced till half when I switched out from the Kuwo application in Window 8.1.
Is there any other solution to maintain the original volume?

I had do the setting at the communication to reduce nothing when there is communication among others application.
But it seem like it didn't work.

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My laptop battery life suddenly droped. A full charge will only last about 30-40 minutes now. I run battery diagnostics and it passed. This is what the battery details screen shows, Someone help me to identify the actual problem. Thank you.

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Hey, i recently removed my CPU fan/heatsink setup in order to give in a clean from dust. This was due to the noise comming from it. It used to race at 4000RPM + and was noisy so i decided to clean it out.

Took it off, cleaned it, installed in back again and its running much quieter, however, now its running at a top speed of 2700RPM and the cpu tempature is averaging at 63*c.

Before i cleaned it out it ran at around 43*C at 3000-4000RPM. Im using speedfan to measure speeds and tempatures. Now for the info.

The CPU fan is a

Intel C33218-003 Fan/heatsink

I was wondering if anyone knew how i could get the RPM up a bit to cool the CPU down again. i hate seeing the flame logo beside the tempature on speedfan.


A:CPU fan speed Reduced for some reason

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I have an 8GB mp4 player....It can store files and all. It had a lotta junk so I often format it. But one day when I formatted it. The size of it just reduced to 957mb. Tried to format it using HP's USB format tool. But still its the same. Is my USB drive corrupted or is there any way that I can bring it down to work again.
Please help me and thanks in advance for help...!!!

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So my new Windows XP computer has lost its computer speed by a lot, and I used the usual virus programs, and nothing came up but MRU lists and tracking cookies, which is basically nothing. I got HijackThis, hearing good things about it. Once I learned more about it, it told me to take caution in deleting files, so I decided to post my log here just incase since I am not very computer saavy. I have no idea what is supposed to stay in my computer and what is not. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:04:09 PM, on 2/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:Computer Speed Reduced - Log

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   Dear team, 
   i want to reduced brightness in my laptop model dell ins pron 3551
so please help me  as early as possible  

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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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I've been using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 for the past 2 years. I've been using an Intel D945GCCR motherboard with 2GB RAM. My system had some problems, so I planned to format it. But everytime I try to do it, it gets stuck. When I used a Windows 7 Professional x86 disc, it got stuck after showing 'Loading Files' with a black background. It'll show starting windows, but not even the logo would come. Same happened with Windows XP disc, after 'loading necessary files', it too got stuck.

My Windows Experience Index was 4.4, 4.5, 2.0, 3.0, 5.4. But one day my system started to hang up, get 'Blue Screen On Death', etc. It became very much slow and sometimes it wont start. I thought it was something up with the motherboard and it turns out so, as said by the service center guys (Display Problems). So I changed mine to Biostar G31M+. Now all a sudden, the Experience Index of 'Processor Performance' dropped to 2.2 from 4.4 (It is a Pentium D 2.80 GHz).

Sometimes when it gets a trouble to start up, I just press the restart button and it shows that I'll have to use a Windows Repair Disc to correct the issues. But since I dont have it, I just tried to format it with another version of Windows 7. And hence, Paragraph 1. (And I could not format my system after changing into the new motherboard).

I had used various softwares to check the functionality of ram, processor speed, hard drive, etc, but everything looked fine.

What should I do?

A:Processor Speed Reduced.

You might like to start with steps as listed here: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Also, with all due respect, the G31 motherboards are rather cheap and I'd be a little skeptical as to the reliability and performance of those motherboards. I had a couple, and had several problems. I have since learned to spend a few extra dollars on the motherboard, and spend less on repairs and and stress medication

You may have a fairly messed up system, trying to install Windows x86 over x64, and then using an XP disk. Perhaps a clean install would be a good place to start?

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Okay, so my computer got crashed like 2 weeks ago. Then I downloaded Window 7 on my computer again. and when I checked My gb size, it only had 55gb. What is wrong? How can I fix it? my computer is "inspiration 640m" and its suppose to have like 100gb. Please Please answer this question

A:My Local Disk C has been reduced

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When I received the recent update of Microsoft the size of the image went to about 2/3 of the monitor screen. I have tried to determine how to increase the picture size but have had no luck. Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated. 

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Hello All,

I did a fresh Windows 7 installation on a new hard disk drive on my laptop.I am using Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop.However, after installation the microphone seems to be behaving weirdly(volume has reduced).I see that the system is automatically adjusting the volume of the microphone(always reduces it). Also, Control Panel->Sounds->Recording shows 2 microphones and 2- High Definition Audio Device is written beneath both of them.One of them shows up as the default device and another one shows as not available.

The jack information is the only thing which is different between these 2 devices. One of them shows Digital Jack(currently set a default) and other one shows Front Panel 3.5mm Jack.I am not sure which is the actual device though making any one default doesn't seem to have a lot of difference.

Also, Yahoo Messenger is unable to identify my microphone and webcam.Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

P.S. - I don't have the audio driver CD's with me anymore

A:Microphone volume reduced

On a Dell, you must use the Dell provided sound drivers (and with a Laptop other Dell drivers) or the sound will either not work or not work correctly. Also there is a specific install sequence required for a successful install - (1) Install Windows (2) Install Dell Laptop (or Desktop as applicable) System Software (3) Install Motherboard Chipset Drivers (4) Install Device Drivers including Video, Dell Sound Drivers, Ethernet, etc.

Win 7 will install a lot of drivers but they can the incorrect drivers so on any device that is not working correctly, install the Dell drivers.

With the "Default Audio Playback Device", your Speakers (sound card) should be set as the default device for normal audio, such as the PC's speakers. It's probably not recognizing your microphone or other input devices because of the wrong sound driver.

You can go to www.support.dell.com and access the Dell downloads by your service tag number and get the applicable drivers for your system (as the PC was shipped).

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