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Hi guys. So about 2 months ago I upgrade my moms old ibm computer(kept the case, psu and dvd drive and replaced everything else). The mobo is a biostar a880g+, cpu is amd athlon x2 250, corsair 4gb 1333, seagate 500 gb, and a sapphire hd 4650. The comp was working excellent till a few days back until everything started to become really slow. I dont quite know what the problem is. Could it be the old ibm case not recieving enough cooling, I mean it was working fine for a month. One thing I noticed was a difference in the cpu temperature on amd overdrive. It use to be 20 degrees on each core and now its around 42 degrees. Could that be the problem for the computer lag ive been experiencing? If so, what can be a solution to this problem, what do you guys recommend? Could there be another problem besides the cpu temp? Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 14
Take a look inside the case ,is the CPU cooler properly seated ,is there dust?
Is the motherboard CPU VRM area looking ok ?
Have you scanned the PC against viruses with Kaspersky ,BitDefender, Malwarebytes or Avira ?
If some trojan/s is/are working there you may have strange behaviours.
   
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post #3 of 14
I would would use this program to clean your system up.

http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html

Also check to see how good your air flow is in the case.I also would use this program to keep a eye on things while the system is running.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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post #4 of 14
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I did a system scan with norton and everything seems to be fine. This is the case

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=h...w=1224&bih=722.

Do you think 42 degrees is an abnormally high temperature for this cpu/case combo. There is only one fan that I manually installed in the back of the case. Any recommendations on what to do?
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Are there any places to add more fans?Also how is the air flow in the case and are the cables managed well?
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there arent any more places to put fans. i honestly dont know if the air flow is good or not, but due to the fact that its an old case, im going to go ahead and guess that it isnt that great. I think the cables are managed pretty well
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Seagate already croaking?
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any ideas on what i should do? is 42 degrees a high temp for my cpu?
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I'd check the CPU cooler.
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any ideas on what i should do? is 42 degrees a high temp for my cpu?
Assuming your using the stock cooler, no. Your CPU can sustain higher temperatures and still be fine and it isn't the cause for the slow down.
When you saw your CPU at 20 degrees, was that right after you booted it up, had it been sitting idle, or what? Same question for when your CPU was at 42C.

If your computer is slowing down it's likely a virus. I'm not sure how good Norton is at finding them but I know other antivirus programs might not pick up on some stuff. For example, Avast found no viruses on my computer one day but a scan immediately after with Malwarebytes found a few viruses.
You could also try defragmenting the hard drive and doing a disk cleanup.
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