Newly homebuilt computer slows down from time to time


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I have just built a new computer (see components below) After a few hours the
computer gets so slow it nearly stops, this has happened while installing
programs & unpacking so far. But if I wait a few hours till the task is done
it returns to normal and I can play World of Warcraft on highest resolution
without any problem. I have measured the temperature, its CPU: 38 degrees
Celsius and motherboard 32 degrees celsius. So its not hot at all.
I have removed 2gig RAM since windows XP Pro only supports up to 3 gig. I
had 4 gig to start with.

Theese are the pieces of the computer:
* Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket LGA775, 4MB
* Asus P5B-V, G965, Socket-775, ATX, VGA, GbLAN, SATAII, DDR2, Firew,
2xPCI-Ex16
* XFX GeForce 7950GT 570M 512MB GDDR3, eXtreme,
PCI-Express,HDCP,2xDVI,Heatpipe
* Kingston ValueR. DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched ValueRAM 1024MB
DDR2
* NEC DVD-brännare AD-5170 IDE Svart OEM DVD+R/+RW/DVD-R/-RW (Dual layer)
* Samsung SpinPoint P120S 250GB SATA2 8MB 7200RPM
* Hiper PSU ATX 580W Svart, 18dB,120mm Fan,4xSATA,2XPCI-E,20/24pin
* Thermaltake Mozart TX Svart, alu front
* Sony 19" LCD SDM-S95FRB TCO-99 Svart 1280x1024,8ms,550:1,DVI/VGA
* Zalman CNPS7700-Cu CPU-Fan Socket 478/775/754/939/940
* Zalman VGA-cooler VF700-Cu
* NorthQ Silent Tornado 80mm fläkt, Blått ljus, Aluminium ram, 15db, 16,5CFM
* 8 * Akasa Ultra Quiet Amber Fan 120mm, 1400 RPM, 44.8 CFM, 18.0 dBA
* Akasa 31cm cold cathode case light, U-violet, Dual pack
* MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL SP2 SVE CD
* F-secure 2006

Thnx for all help
Karl
 
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Robert Moir

gremme said:
I have just built a new computer (see components below) After a few
hours the computer gets so slow it nearly stops, this has happened
while installing programs & unpacking so far. But if I wait a few
hours till the task is done it returns to normal and I can play World
of Warcraft on highest resolution without any problem. I have
measured the temperature, its CPU: 38 degrees Celsius and motherboard
32 degrees celsius. So its not hot at all.

How are you determining that it is "So slow it nearly stops"? I'm not
arguging with you on that, I'm sure you're right, but understanding how
you're determining that might help explain the issue.

Are any processes shown as using a lot of processor time when this happens?

Are you sure that power management isn't slowing down the speed of your
computer because of temperature issues or because it doesn't realise the
system is loaded?
I have removed 2gig RAM since windows XP Pro only supports up to 3
gig.

Someone told you a tall story there I'm afraid. The 32bit version will
support 4Gb, but not all of it will be shown as available as some areas of
memory are reserved for device memory mapping and the like.

Regards,
Rob
 
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Gerry Cornell

If when you start to slow what happens if you shut down programs and
restart? Is it lively or sluggish?

You might monitor use of the pagefile.
A small utility to monitor pagefile usage:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_pagefilemon.htm

Right click on your My Computer icon on your Desktop. Select
Properties, Advanced, Performance Settings, Visual Effect. Which of
the four options is checked?

What are your anti-spyware arrangements?

How large is your hard disk and how much free disk space?

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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Stourport, England
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