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Sudden speed loss

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bandanza2000, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Bandanza2000

    Bandanza2000 Thread Starter

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    Hey there guys.

    Basically all of a sudden my computer has started to dramatically slow down randomly.

    It seems to be happening when I do something a little heavy like rendering, but generally doesn't go away and I'm forced to turn off my computer. If I try to ctrl-alt-delete to check mem usage I get an error saying it couldn't open. I have used this pc for a long time and it has always worked fine. I re-installed windows hoping this would help but it hasn't, leaving me to think its some kind of hardware error.

    Please help :(

    Specs:

    Msi p35 neo mobo
    Nvidia GeForce 9800gt 512m
    Intel quad q6600 2.4gz
    4gb ram
    Windows 7 x64
     
  2. PK-her0

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    what make of laptop is it???
    has it got onboard diagnostics...i would run a hard drive test
    you can use a program like seatools to test the health of the hard drive
    also reseat the RAM, if there are two DIMMS try them one at a time to see the results
    maybe resetting the BIOS to defaults might help

    pk
     
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