Really its my dad's pc, but im doing the asking.
Anyhow, his pc is running really slow. He had a few BSOD's because of a graphics tablet driver, which he uninstalled, the Blue screens went away, but the machine was still going in slow motion. Even when idle, the processor is at 14%, and it takes foreever to do things. He updated all his drivers, defragged the Hard Drive, ran antivirus, spybot, ad-aware, all finding nothing. So, as he, my brother and I all have identical componendts in our PC's, he swapped out memory from my bros' pc, Dad's still ran slow, brothers ran fine.
So that led us to the conclusion that its probably not a memory problem, but a processor fault. Or the graphics card is at fault. Or the motherboard is dodgy.
The next plan of action is to see if it still runs slow with a graphics card replaced. If it improves, it would mean its the graphics card thats at fault. If it doesn't, then its back to processor or motherboard fault.
Has anyone expierienced a problem like this or has any suggestions as to what to do other than the ones ive said?
Or even anything we havnt thought of?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The PC specs are:
AMD Athalon 1.8 GHz 64 bit Processor 3000+
Nvidia 6600 LE Graphics card
160 Gig Hard drive
ASUS A8n-SLI Deluxe motherboard
Runs Windows XP Home with service pack 2 installed
Edited by CraigTee, 05 April 2007 - 12:55 PM.