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Husk

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Suddenly Going slow?!?
« on: June 27, 2009, 04:48:13 AM »
My computer has suddenly gone really slow.

For example, I was playing snake in a Forum Arcade, It worked perfectly. Now Today, I get an apple it freezes for 2 seconds then speeds up, slows down and now I can't get the highscore.

On my Desktop computer it runs fine.

Loading programs has been slow, Slight lag on games. I scanned my comp on Trend Micro 2009 pro. It detected Adware_fasterXP, I've had this for a while and I've deleted it. Nothing else was found. http://www.scanforfree.com/21/malware-71.html

« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 04:53:40 AM by Husk »

cinchez

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 05:20:13 AM »
Try updating ur flash player and shockwave player^^

Maybe that will do the trick^^

Good Luck^^

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« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 08:37:07 AM by SLifeR vi Britania »

Husk

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 05:53:28 AM »
Yeh, but needing an update doesn't make it slow  ;)

Updated.

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 06:54:52 AM »
Could this be anything to do with your reduced download speed as mentioned in another thread?

In some cases older software can slow things down, particularly if the hosting (game) site has updated theirs.
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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 07:57:46 AM »
Could this be anything to do with your reduced download speed as mentioned in another thread?

In some cases older software can slow things down, particularly if the hosting (game) site has updated theirs.

My mum was downloading a torrent which Had been on all week and was only at 50% (was only 1.6gb =o) Anyway, I cancelled that and now the speed is 160KBs Still not there yet >.> Still haven't got my email. Great Service  ::)

But, if it worked fine on my other computer than it would have the same results wouldn't it?

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 08:12:45 AM »
Have a look at the CPU and RAM usage in taskmanager during the times it slows down or hesitates, (order the columns appropriately) and report back on what processes are using it up.
If it's not a resource issue, it's probably a bandwidth issue.
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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 08:26:52 AM »
Ram Usage - 1.25GB
CPU Usage - 5-20%
Phys Mem  - 41%
Processes  - 94 (Just gotta love vista  ;D)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 08:31:01 AM by Husk »

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 08:34:43 AM »
RAM and CPU usage seem a bit high at times. What processes are using 20% of CPU when that's happening.
(You might have to be quick to spot it.)
"How to":
Open task manager. Select CPU header. Click it again so that the highest using process (usually "system idle process" ) is at the top.
Play the game, or whatever it is that causes the hesitations. Bit hard to do, maybe with Taskmanager covering 1/4 of the screen, but try. When it freezes, look at the process.
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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2009, 08:42:31 AM »
System Idle Process is using around 90
Firefox is around 5-15
« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 08:44:07 AM by Husk »

cinchez

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2009, 08:47:13 AM »
(Budge in^^)

Woah! 90 processes! mines only about 49-55^^

umm...u can try updating ur graphic drivers^^(just maybe^^)

Good Luck bro^^

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Husk

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2009, 08:50:00 AM »
It's up to date  ;)

Not sure what it is though, I googled it but  ???

I do notice it drop when I do something though
« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 08:52:28 AM by Husk »

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2009, 09:13:52 AM »
Well, there's nothing obvious, apart from the large number of programs you have starting (or running), and the fact that it appears you have decided to be a Beta tester.
You might want to trim the load a bit, and maybe get rid of the Beta software, or see if the Mozilla forums can help you.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 09:21:13 AM by Tarq57 »
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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2009, 09:41:49 AM »
But I like 3.5 Didn't know it was still beta though.

Trim the load?

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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2009, 11:15:01 AM »
Your HjT log shows a lot of processes..programs running. These either run at start, or you have started them yourself.
Those that you don't need to start with Windows can be configured not to, in many cases. Like Messenger. Like all the HP crap that would have come pre-loaded on the computer. Hint: Look at the program options for each program.
Some things should run when Windows starts. And some things think they should but really don't need to. (Hint: Google the process name, eg: jusched.exe)
Some things can not be disabled from within their own applications, and can be stopped from starting by using msconfig.
And if you are feeling a bit hardcore, you could try tweaking Windows by disabling services that may have nothing to do, no relevance, to how you are using your computer. "BlackViper" has a lot of tweaking information, complete with sensible caveats and advice, for those that want to do this. http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/OSguides.htm#Windows_Vista
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Re: Suddenly Going slow?!?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2009, 11:16:30 AM »
Thanks Tarq, I'll go over it  :)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 01:19:45 PM by Husk »