CPU: AMD Athlon64 3000+ (1.8GHz)
RAM: 2x512 (1GB) Corsair XMS Memory
Video: eVGA GeForce 6800GS 256MB AGP
First of all, on Windows loading (with the XP logo and the moving bar), the bar will go fine for a second, then freeze for like 5 seconds, move a bit, then freeze more. It can take ~2 minutes to get past it. And when I fnally get to my desktop, it takes another ~10 seconds to load the two programs I have set to run on startup. And whenever I try to do anything, I'll hit bad system lag. I have WinBar (a dockable program that lets you monitor RAM, CPU, bandwidth, etc and never given me any problems), and it is always showing random CPU spikes when I'm not doing anything. Things like maximizing and minimizing a Gaim window cause usage to shoot up to around 50% load. Looking at the Processes tab of Task Manager, it shows all kinds of different applications (firefox.exe, taskmgr.exe, mirc.exe, etc) taking up unnatural amounts of CPU (63, 80, etc). System Idle Process hardly ever has the 99 it normal has, and everything in the window keeps jumping around taking up CPU time and load. No spyware, not viruses, no rootkits. Yesterday I got a new nVidia video card and got rid of my ATI card, maybe thats causing something? I used Driver Cleaner Pro to get rid of everything ATI after using the official ATI Uninstaller, but it doesn't seem to have done anything. I really have no idea.
is a screenshot of my Bootvis after a reboot, scrolled all the way over. I never remember it being like that before. The lcd*.exe
entries are small applications that my keyboard (Logitech G15) displays on it's built-in LCD screen (time, winamp song, etc). What's slowing me down? I *did* install a new printer on Sunday (I noticed the spoolsv.exe as I was typing this), maybe that could be slowing down everything, althought I don't see how that could be the problem. Also, my fans seem a bit weird. When I reboot, the main CPU fan (I think it's this one anyways) actually seems to speed up. Or maybe it's my GPU fan, I really can't tell. And this morning I woke up and I could tell my PC was louder than normal.