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Old 08-07-2008, 03:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My PC specs are in my sig. I thought a dual core cpu was supposed to run 2 things at once smoothly? If I am listening to music, then decide to open up fire fox, the music gets extremely laggy and firefox takes like 8 seconds to open up. My PC also keeps randomly locking up while playing wow and different games on steam. I dont understand what is going on, my PC is running extremely slow and I have a great build. I use AVG free anti virus and have never found a serious threat on my pc. My cpu usage is always under 5% when doing nothing. Why is my pc soo bottled down? It doesnt need to be defragged either. Please help, thanks!
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Computer locking up, really slow

whens the last time you defragmented your hdd?
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Default Re: Computer locking up, really slow

How much ram do you have in your system?

Run a disk check as well to see if there are any bad sectors on your hard drive.
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I have 2gb in it (specs in my signature) also, where is disk check? I just did the analyze thing for disk defrag and it says total fragmentation-15%
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Default Re: Computer locking up, really slow

defrag the drive(its not too bad but u should still do it), it may take a while.

For some reason i can't remember where u go to do a hdd check on the restart.
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Default Re: Computer locking up, really slow

Go to your 'my computer.' Then right click on the hard drive and go to properties. Then tools, then error-checking. I believe if you do the thorough one it will require a restart, then it will check before your OS boots.
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^thats it, i thought it was properties on my computer, not the hdd. Yes it will need a restart, and it will check then report any errors/bad stuff.
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should I check any of the two boxes it shows? (auto fix file system errors, scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors)
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Default Re: Computer locking up, really slow

Just run a command prompt and type "chkdsk /f [driveletter]" then it will either check the disk right then or if it can't it will ask you whether you want to check it next time at boot.

I just find it faster that way .
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I don't believe it has to do anything with the hard drive, I'd say its bad sectors on the ram.
How long have you had this pc for?
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