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Old 07-31-2005, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend just got a new Compaq laptop with an AMD sempron 2800+ today. When she connected to the internet she began setting up her norton anti-virus stuff and while that was happening she downloaded Limewire. After downloading some songs i asked ot take a look at her comp and i found out that it was going VERY slow for a brand new computer. I opened task manager and Limewire was taking up most the memory so i ended the Limewire task but it was still going slow. Then i looked and saw that the System Idle Process is taking up 80-90% of the CPU. how do i get this computer running like new?
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Then i looked and saw that the System Idle Process is taking up 80-90% of the CPU.
System idle = what percent of the CPU capability is doing nothing.
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Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers

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