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very slow DELL - overheating ??????????????


roygbiv

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Dell Inspiron 1545 (3Gb)

Start up is taking alot longer, than it used to.

websites very slow to appear.

long delay when openning links / new pages

I use "twitter" alot and noticed when retweetingg a message, the window goes shaded while the page refreahes (over a few seconds, or longer as useage of laptop continues)

opening email is taking ALONG time (minutes) (cursor shows "busy" during this time)

Laptop is used on a cooling tray (Belkin) is the motherboard overheating ??? if so repair or buy new Laptop? TIA Alan

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Secret-Squirrel

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Alan, I wouldn't immediately suspect your performance issues are being caused by overheating. The two biggest culprits are a lack of RAM or a rogue process that's constantly using 100% of the CPU.

As you've got 3GB of RAM installed then it's probably not a lack of memory that's causing the problem. To troubleshoot the second likely cause, open Task Manager and click the "Processes" tab. If available, tick the box to "Show processes from all users", then click the "CPU" column heading so that the most active processes are at the top. Do you see a rogue process that's constantly hammering the CPU?If you do then post its name. Ignore the "System Idle Process" as that's the opposite of busy.

It would be a great help if you let us know the version of Windows you're running.

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roygbiv

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Thanks Hard drive is is about 1/4 full

other computers in the house are fine.

no shut downs

Processes = 79 CPU useage = 2-677% (fluctuates , as you watch it ?) Phys. Mem. = 65%

W. Task Man. = System Idle upto 96

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roygbiv

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win Vista

NO yellows will run Malawarebytes, now

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Chronos the 2nd

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Any PC will,over time, slow down as it accumulates more and more left over rubbish from uninstalled programs ETC ETC.. If you can, back up everything and then either do a factory reset or reinstall Windows.

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roygbiv

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Malawarebytes scan = NO threats

system idle process up to 96% BullGaurd AV

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Secret-Squirrel

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Alan, if your System Idle Process is in the high 90s then that means the CPU is less that 10% busy so it's nothing to worry about. If however your laptop is sometimes perky then you need to look at Task Manager again when you notice a dramatic slowdown.

As hinted at by Jock1e, perhaps most of your problems are due to poor download speeds. Try the speedtest here and let us the upload and download speeds.

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compumac

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Try CCleaner to clean up junk

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roygbiv

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Laptop is fine when first started and then goess slower with use/ ass time goes on.

download speed = 1944 kbps Up = 365 kbps

(this seems a bit LOW, as last week (with laptop very slow) both were up near 2000 ??? my other pc is fine ??

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roygbiv

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Done CC, it found nothing

this problem is very fustrating/confusing (nearly throwing ........)

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savim

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Is it the computer that is low or just the Browser.

Maybe try those two.

sfc /scannow in command prompt.

chkdsk with both boxes ticked.Remember your computer would be out of action till chkdsk is finished.

One more.Command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns it should tell you the dns cache has been cleared see if that makes any difference.

Maybe a defrag if you have not done one in a while.

Is Bullguard new or have you had it a while.If renewed lately did you remove the last one using the proper removal tool.

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