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Oigle

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I use Windows XP SP2 using my near new computer with AMD Athlon 64 3500+, (CPU 2.2Ghz, RAM 512MB, HDD 250GB). My problem is that when screensaver engages it operates OK for about 10 minutes and then starts to slow down, finally coming to a stop. It is the same with any of Window's screensaver options, including MyPictures. How can I fix this?
 
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Coming to a stop? really? or is that maybe an exaggeration?

You might have your computer set to do things like disk defragging after a bit of time after the screen saver is on. You may not be allowing the intensive task to finish.

If it is actually coming to a stop, perhaps it is crashing. That "when all else is quiet" task, it is running, might be having a problem.
 
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Try hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del and bringing up the Task Manager and see what it says is running. Let us know more then. Oh, and welcome to the Forum!
 

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thanks for your sugestion but it is now coming to a complete stop after operating intermittently for only 4minutes and this is when I have no files open and only showing the desktop. Any ideas?
 

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Thanks for your welcome. When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del; Task Manager, under the heading Applications shows nothing and under Users shows - my name, 0, Active. Any further suggestions?
 
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Since there is nothing apparently working at the time (no programs, no screen-saver, etc) and you are just looking at the desktop, and now the problem seems to be time related, I suspect either a thermal problem with either the power supply, or with the memory.

You might open the computer and re-seat the memory boards. Then, also while the computer is still open, see if the computer continues to work for a longer period of time.

Sorry, I can't be of more help.
 
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Yes, you might contact one of the mods and ask them to transfer this to the XP operating system forum - perhaps you can get more tech advice there. Software is more my thing, and I suspect Chuck is right.
 

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Thanks for your time and effort. I propose to tolerate the problem for the time being.
 

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Thanks also for your time and effort. I am going to delay the onset of screensaver to 20 minutes and then watch it closely if I have a lengthy download (on dial up).
 
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