I was messing around with my computer a little earlier today, playing some games and whatnot. I changed a couple settings so i went to restart the computer. When it loaded into windows I turned on CPU-Z and Speedfan. When they first opened I noticed they were only reading one core on my Core2 Duo E7400 (overclocked to 3.3ghz). After reading around the net, i restarted my computer to get into the BIOS. When it restarted, it hanged and restarted itself about twice, then went into the BIOS.
I went to the BIOS screen and an error popped up saying it was having start issues due to overclocking or volts, so i dropped my clock multiplyer from x10 to x9 and left the FSB at 333.
Anyways. When I tried to start into windows, i noticed it was going REALLY slow, then I hit the login screen. Logged in, and it was going REALLY slow yet again. Then it went into a black screen for about 3 minutes, and after that things finally started loading in, but if i even tried to open a program it would just take forever.
So I loaded into windows via safe mode and it seemed to work alright.
I am currently running systemrestore to see if that helps. But from the looks of it, it isn't working correctly still.
The settings that were made changes really nothing. It was just something I enabled before because it was a quick fix for my ATI 4870 driver problems somehow. Then my computer started showing only one core (2 in safe mode though). So I disabled that and restarted. Then it started having problems. I went into safe mode and re-checked that setting and it did nothing.
Though it looks like it, i dont believe the setting was the thing that did this. But who knows i guess -_-
Didn't seem to fix the problem, still loads extremely slow into vista. Ran a memcheck and everything checked out fine. I'm starting to think that the CPU just got burnt out. Things only a moth old too =(