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Suddenly Slower

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#1 Crabby


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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:12 AM

Recently my PC began being slow. The only symptoms I can remember off-hand are:
  • Inbetween the Windows XP loading screen, and the actual desktop displaying, there is a larger delay than there used to be. It stays black for approximately 10s whereas it used to only remain like this for a second or two.
  • When playing the only game I own, counter-strike 1.6, the game seems to lag very easily. A function called nightvision which colorizes the entire screen for instance makes my latency go from 30 to over 100. The video card is admittedly a piece of junk but it's worked before.
I am sure this is a hardware problem because I've formatted and re-installed Windows twice since the problems began to no avail.

The only hardware change I have made lately is installing a (again admittedly cheap) Firewire controller card which I recently tried removing but still the problems persisted.

Is there any way I can root out this problem, or at least find the source of the problems?

Edited by Crabby, 03 July 2006 - 11:14 AM.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:00 PM

Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you done any online virus scans?
Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?
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#3 Maceman


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Posted 04 July 2006 - 04:30 PM

You said you reinstalled Windows, have you reinstalled all your drivers aswell? Use Microsoft update to find all the latest video drivers, etc.

Another thing I can think of is a failing HDD. Do you have another HDD 7200RPM or faster to test with the computer?

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