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July 18, 2005 7:35:49 PM

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As far as I know, there are three vital signs to a computer:

1) RAM useage
2) Processor useage
3) Hard Drive I/O

Why is it, that sometimes all three are barely being touched but still
my computer is running like a slug?

This has happened to me on multiple computers for as long as I have
been using XP, and it happend on my current one every time it starts
up and soemtimes when just doing some random task.

What aother vital sign can I key in on to see where the bottleneck is?

Thanks,
Eric

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July 18, 2005 7:35:50 PM

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Eric78 wrote:

> As far as I know, there are three vital signs to a computer:
>
> 1) RAM useage
> 2) Processor useage
> 3) Hard Drive I/O
>
> Why is it, that sometimes all three are barely being touched but still
> my computer is running like a slug?
>
> This has happened to me on multiple computers for as long as I have
> been using XP, and it happend on my current one every time it starts
> up and soemtimes when just doing some random task.
>
> What aother vital sign can I key in on to see where the bottleneck is?

Try here -
Slow or Sluggish Computer:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash (section 4)

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