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Old 02-09-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Why is my computer so slow?

Alright, first of all, I'm not sure where to post this because it could be any reason to why computer have become so slow!

I believe I keep my PC "clean" by using AD-aware, Spybot S&D and Spyware Doctor, and do a system defrag. once in a while.

I believe to clear up some more diskspace is not an issue, seeing as I've got over 70% free diskspace by now, and to upgrade windows (XP) does not seem to help either?

But just as I booted up the machine earlier today, and it said that the CPU somehow had been chagned so I had to run the BIOS to adjust the CPU setting (SoftMenu with my Abit mainboard). This has happened a couple of times earlier aswell.

another issue to my problem could be that everytime I run Spybot S&D it keeps finding 18 various spybots, ALL the same ones everytime I run Spybot. well, they do get deleted when I try do do so, but they somehow re-appear every time I switch on my PC...


Hope this can give you a clue to what could be my problem!
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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what are your computer specs you need to post them m8
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:56 PM   #3
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Abit KV8-max3 754-pin with Athlon 3000 64 clocked to 2,2 ghz, 512 DDR ram
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:09 PM   #4
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That thing definitely shud be fast, maybe u have a hardware conflict!!
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Get rid of the adaware... get Microsoft Anti spyware
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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No still keep ad-aware just use microsoft anit-spyware as well, i use three on my system, ad aware-spyware doctor and microsoft antispyware beta!!!
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... Adaware gets hijacked toomuch!!!
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:35 PM   #8
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really how come, mine works just fine!!
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hmm, any link s for Microsoft Anti-spyware? When I think over it, it became slow when I was browsing many warez websites for a while (lots of popups)
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www.microsoft.com
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rgr... currently downloading, I'll report how it works later
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:28 PM   #12
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it now says "nothing found"! Looks like my PC is clean afterall so far...?
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Probably, either that or it missed it, still we haven't fixed ur problem. Ur pc still is goin slow right!! Have tried a fresh install of xp lately!!
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:53 PM   #14
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what is the point of that that aint goner ehlp anything apart from erase his stuff here try this,

try another slot in the ram, change memory 2 another slot, clock your AMD down then www.download.com then put spyware in now install that then do a full scan then it may have fixed.

O'c can create your machine to go slow because of the heat around your computer,
in your motherbored there is a small BATTARY take that out for 10mins and then put it back in.
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go to add remove programs, and remove all files that arent windows updates, or drivers, or things that u need(know that u installed urself) anythying that u see u DIDNT INSTALL, delete
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Try running a full scan with your antivirus software. It solved my comp's slowness when I did this.
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Are you using Internet Explorer? If so, I recommend you switch, 95% would agree here on CF as well.

FireFox 1.0 is the way to GO!
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:49 AM   #18
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Are you using Internet Explorer? If so, I recommend you switch, 95% would agree here on CF as well.

FireFox 1.0 is the way to GO!
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my computer is slow generally, EVERYTHING is running slow, not only I.E
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