jumpy computer

  Binary Ghost (the only Paul) 12:58 27 May 2007
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when i turned my laptop on the other day it took twice aslong to load up. When it finaly did everything was much slower than usual..music and videos all jumpy, menus taking longer to load, just a overall slow performance.

Its a dell inspiron 1300 runing xp sp2 ,with 1gb memory whats 8 months old.

Iv ran avg, adwear SE personal, reg cure and window washer and defraged with no affect, also uninstalled unnecessary programs. My hardrive is vertualy empty as all my files are on my external hardrive, so i realy cant see where the problem is. Could it be a hardware fault?

All help much apreciated

  Forum Editor 13:38 27 May 2007

It could be an overheating CPU for instance - is the cooling fan running?

Does the problem exist whether you are running on the battery or the mains?

  Binary Ghost (the only Paul) 14:07 27 May 2007

yep the fans running and its when its when its running on the mains. I very rarley run it on just the battery.

You think over heating could be the problem then? the laptop isnt surounded and has enough room to "breath"

if you run this program (from the exe 1/4 way down page) it tells you all the temps on the pc, if you minimise it it shows them real time in the top r/h/s corner, give it a look, see how hot you are running.
click here

  Binary Ghost (the only Paul) 14:23 27 May 2007

says its running at 62 degrees c?

is that the cpu? i have never had a laptop but for a desktop thats very hot, mine's currently 22c with the fan off.
can you get a can of compressed air to give the airways a blast?

post all the readings ie
cpu 22c
core1 23c
core2 22c
motherboard 34c
psu 35c
graphics 54c

  wee eddie 14:33 27 May 2007

that you still have your full quota of RAM

  Binary Ghost (the only Paul) 14:35 27 May 2007

The readings i have are

CPU 66c
hardrive 33c

there the only 2

as i say, dont have a laptop, can anyone suggest a normal running temp?
66c seems very hot to me

  Binary Ghost (the only Paul) 14:39 27 May 2007

yep got full m8

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