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Windows XP laptop runs slow

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#1 Artbroken


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 05:02 PM

Recently replaced the cooling fan on my laptop. Seems maybe a little better, but not sure it isn't still overheating - Speedfan utility says CPU temp is between 60-70 degrees Celsius, other temps are 50C or below.


Main problem is, everything runs slowly. Programs take a while to begin, webpages slow to load (Chrome often asks to kill unresponsive pages).

Now and then while something is loading, I will see the screen "wipe" - like an old-timey movie - the icons slowly erase from top to bottom, and then once all are gone the screen resets and they all reappear.


This is a Compaq Presario M2000 running windows xp. Got it from a secondhand computer store maybe 3 years ago, came with microsoft security essentials installed.

I thought I had brought this issue up once on this board, but I'm not seeing any thread in my history, so must have not ever done that. If anything, I ran MalwareBytes on it back then.


Only other issue is that the power jack is loose, have to have the cord just so in order to charge. Not sure that would cause a slowdown - the screen brightens when charging, so I would think that the processor is running at its proper speed as well.

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