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Computer randomly slows down, then speeds up


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#1 houstono

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:57 PM

This is my first post, so sorry if this isnt in the right section!

I have recently been having a weird problem with my laptop. While gaming I has been running fine, and then all of a sudden slowing down to a very choppy rate for 3 or 4 minutes, and then out of nowhere, jumping back up and being just fine again for a few minutes. It just continues to do that. I am only trying to play Diablo 2, and my computer easily ran it the last couple years no problem. Ive also noticed the same problem happening when trying to play online flash games. There is no slowdown, however, with my browser or any other program. It started happening a few weeks ago when I was running Windows Vista. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 7, so I just wiped my computer, and installed Windows 7, figuring whatever it was would get cleared up. No luck. Ive read around online for answers and i havent been able to find anything. I checked and checked again for any viruses, nothing. I defraged, and cleaered up space. I ran a registry cleaner, nothing. Any ideas cuys! Here are my specs.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/23/2010, 19:54:21
Machine name: HOUSTON-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.091207-1941)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv6000 (GA449UA#ABA)
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Processor: AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1982MB RAM
Page File: 1026MB used, 2938MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce Go 6150
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0244&SUBSYS_30B7103C&REV_A2
Display Memory: 793 MB
Dedicated Memory: 57 MB
Shared Memory: 735 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: LPLBC00
Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.982Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver File Version: 7.15.0011.7967 (English)
Driver Version: 7.15.11.7967
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/6/2009 12:52:00, 5976064 bytes
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#2 keyboardNinja

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:40 PM

Is this your laptop? I'm pretty sure it has no Windows 7 support from HP....

Did you run the upgrade advisor before installing?

Try updating your graphics card driver.
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:35 AM

Do you use your laptop while plugged in, or unplugged?

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:27 PM

I have the "special edition" version of that laptop. I did run the upgrade center, and it said Windows 7 would be fine. This random slowdown problem initially started while I was still running Vista. I tried to get those drivers, but when I went to install them I got a message saying that the drivers couldnt be found.

I use my laptop while plugged in always.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:55 AM

Try downloading and installing Speedfan which will let you know if you are running hot. If so, check the cooling vents on your laptop to see if they are clogged with lint and other debris. I had a laptop that would intermittently slow down due to overheating, the vents were clean but when I opened the case I found the fins of the cpu heatsink clogged. I cleaned out the debris and the thing now runs like new.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:57 PM

Does your lap top get hot at all?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

You can't always tell if the computer is running hot just from feeling the case or whatever. That's why I suggested Speedfan which will tell you the temp the cpu is seeing. Link to SpeedFan site.
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