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Performance / lockup issue, need help diagnosing

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January 22, 2010 11:40:56 PM

Hey guys

within the last few days my pc's performance has dropped significantly, i'm talking delays on typing, frame rate dlelays and jumps when viewing videos etc etc all stuff it never did up untill a few days ago.

On top of that and likely related to the cause is every so often it will lockup completely. I retain control of the mouse on the screen but everything else freezes, keyboard freezes, no control over any programs or the desktop, clicking on stuff does nothing, it is jsut locked up and will only fix itself after a forced restart.

Any idea what could be causing this? is it CPU related or another component? Hate it when these sort of things happen and i've no clue which part is causing it (i've got bad hardware knowledge as it is) any help will be appreciated

thanks in advance.
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January 23, 2010 3:33:29 AM

If you provide us with more information on your computer we'll be better able to help you. OEM model or system specs. The operating system you are using would also be very useful. Also would be the length of time you have had the computer

Try these:
-download HWmonitor and check your CPU temperature (core temperature). Let us know what it is. If it is too high this could be the problem.
a b à CPUs
January 23, 2010 5:20:19 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Please post your system specs and we can help you more
a b à CPUs
January 23, 2010 10:27:08 AM

this sounds like an hdd or mem issue, run memtest plz, im unaware of any hdd tools that can diagnose a freezing hdd, so you should swap and test
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