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Old 2007-11-27, 10:13 AM
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Re: computer slowdown - fried CPU?

press Ctrl*Shift*Esc (task manager)
click CPU column - see if a process is chewing up your CPU.
also check the memory usage of programs.

then select the Performance Tab for a quick graphical view.

to check 3rd party drivers (turn on/off)
Start> Run
type 'msconfig'
you can disable all on the Startup Tab (preload of software components)
- reboot & test drive -
also select Services Tab (check 'hide all Microsoft services)
then disable all 3rd party drivers.
-reboot and test drive-

this process should help you take software/drivers out of the equation.
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