XP running painfully slow
by WhiplashChick - 3/15/04 5:33 AM
And yes, I've seen the link with all the progs to clean up your machine- great idea to put them in one place. Ran all of them, still no dice.
Here's the problem. Everything is running slow- games, IE, etc.- and when I check task manager I range from 10% to 20+% CPU usage (not sure if that's normal or not) when nothing but the essentials are running.
update: i've defraged all drives, cut my memory back to 512MB (out of 1.5GB) and killed all unnecessary background/startup progs.
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: n/a
System Model: n/a
BIOS: Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP2100+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.3GHz
Memory: 1536MB RAM
Page File: 105MB used, 2820MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: /PackageInstall
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
Sound Card: USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0060 (English)
GFX: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4523 (English)
What other info do you guys need? You've helped me a few times before, and it's usually something bone-headed I've done, but I'm also bull-headed and that's the only way I seem to learn.
yes you may have seen this post before, but it's 7 or 8 pages back now. and since there's no search option here, stuff tends to get left behind.
i've come at this from every angle and i think i'm just missing something obvious. i can't see a reason this PC should be acting up. the ram is new and everything else got a clean bill of health from a tech buddy of mine.