What are the early signs of a dying CPU

  Graphicool1 18:11 23 Jan 09

Hi Anyone

What are the early signs of a dying CPU.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:12 23 Jan 09


It will just stop working!

  woodchip 18:14 23 Jan 09

As above it works or it does not

  PC Bilbo 18:21 23 Jan 09

Is this an academic question or are you experiencing problems and are just guessing at the processor being the culprit? If the latter, post the symptoms and we'll try & help.

  Graphicool1 18:24 23 Jan 09

Ok then, so it can't be that that's causing my problems.
My PC is producing very erratic behaviour. Running very slowly when I open more than one window at a time. Freezing, Sticky cursor, but these things don't happen all the time. I can run programmes, play music, look at pictures anytime. Then I open a couple of windows that contain virtually nothing and they'll freeze, for a moment or two and then it's ok again?

  woodchip 18:29 23 Jan 09

Have you tried System Restore to before the Problem?

  Quiller. 18:29 23 Jan 09


  feb 18:33 23 Jan 09

Possibly too many background programs running!
How many proceses are running in Task Manager?

  PC Bilbo 18:44 23 Jan 09

Have you performed regular Windows maintenance recently? I.E cleaned up temporary files & used a registry cleaner, scanned for malware & checked if hard drive needs defrag?

  lotvic 18:48 23 Jan 09

could be overheating due to fans blocked with dust.
Time for side off and paintbrush to clean the dust out maybe.

  citadel 18:55 23 Jan 09

dont rule out the psu as blips in voltage can cause all sorts of problems. more so if it's a cheap psu that came with the pc.

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