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BIOS\Windows is extremly slow


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#1 Mykard

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

Hey, I have a Dell Latitude D610 that is about 3-4 years old. It has never been slow in the past but recently, its been incredibly slow. So slow that, youtube videos play at a frame per minute, any kind of 3D runs at 10fps or less and the BIOS startup itself takes about 2 minutes(in the past it took around 3-4 seconds). I have completely formatted the hard drive and changed operating systems so I don't think i have a virus and upon reinstalling windows everything run just as slow. Its got 2G of RAM and has never run this slow in the past. Upon running only task manager my CPU usage is 70% and greater usually What else could be the problem ?

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:24 PM

Check the CPU temperature.
Running hot will make the CPU "throttle down" .
If it gets too hot it will cause a reboot or shut down.

A 3-4 year old laptop could probably use a good internal cleaning, including the CPU heatsink/fan
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:33 PM

I have completely cleaned out the entire computer and I havent noticed a difference in performance (except that it is not as hot while running.) Could there be any other problem ? i doubt it was overheating as the change in speed was extremely sudden. It just booted up slow one day.




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