Is one of my 'cores' not working?

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I recently bought an E5200 (2.5Ghz) dual core processor. In the last couple of days I've noticed my computer hanging a bit when i go to load up program, or some programs becoming unresponsive. I've scanned for viruses, spyware and malware and all reported back nothing apart from a couple of tracking cookies.

I checked My Computer -> Properties and it reports the processor as being 2.5Ghz. I'm not sure if it said 5.0Ghz before, but something tells me that it should? Anyway I downloaded a utility to test my cpu speed (cpu.visualware.com) and it reported back my processor speed as being 2495mhz. Surely with it being duo core it should say around 5Ghz?
 

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No, why do you think you have a 5gig cpu? You have a cpu with two cores that run @2.5gig each. Trust me it never said 5gig.

There are many reasons why a system slows down;
1 Malware
2 Lack of ram and too many apps running.
3 Poorly designed software
4 A bad driver
5 A hardware problem like high temps, failing pw supply, failing hard drive, etc, etc.

I would post a hijack log in the security forum and have a security person review your log for any malware, etc.

Post your exact system specs; ie make and model of mb, brand and amount of ram, brand and wattage of pw supply, etc.
 
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