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Old 01-28-2005, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to check my CPU / RAMs health?
I'm pretty sure one of them is lagging me pretty badly.
I have

Pentium 4 2.8GHZ HT
Dual Channel PC3200 DDR400 512 OCZ RAM

I'm pretty sure this system can performs better, when ever I open Internet Explorer I get lag that I would exprience in Pentium 3s. I exprience lots of lag after quiting games like Counter-Strike 1.6 and it takes very long to process 2 or more application at the same time.

I've checked for viruses and Ad-wares and even reformatted but it didn't make a difference.

I would appriciate it if you could help me thanks!!
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try defragging your system this can help speed up your system also use disk-checker which could be causing validations.

Also - PCPitStop.Com is a really good website which tells you basiclly everything you need to know about your computer, and tips on how you can improve it.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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TuneUp Utilities is good too.
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Thanks for the site!!
What do you mean by "disk-checker which could be causing validations."?
I'll try defraggmenting tonight!
Also, is there a chance my Hard-Drive is lagging me? I have 2 x 80GB Maxtor HDS

Thanks!
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The disk could be causing errors, so try using the windows error-checking tool, follow the steps below:

1. Open Up "My Computer"
2. Right-click on the HDD(s) that you want to error-check
3. Click on "Properties"
4. In the sub-menu's across the top of the menu click on "Tools"
5. Select Error-checking/Defragment


PS. Selecting error-checking requires a restart and take anywhere from 10minutes plus - depending on the size of your HDD. . Hope this helps!
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