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I got my new mother board and cpu at the end of last year, but i found out that
i use alot of programs and the computer is slowly getting slowing, even i OC it, so is it worth it to switch to C2d?
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Please, please don't take this the wrong way, but the way your post reads is very confusing. I'm going to change it so people know what you're saying and then hopefully see if I myself can't answer your question.

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I got my new motherboard and cpu at the end of last year, but i found out that I use alot of programs. The computer is slowly getting slower, even if I OC it, so is it worth it to switch to C2D?
I feel bad now because that really wasn't as bad as when i first read it, but taking your time when posting insures that your question will be answered.


Honestly, if you haven't checked for spyware or adware, you should try that. It's possible (through the pron sites ) that your computer has a slight "infection". Here are a couple of programs that I suggest trying. You can run both of them for free (atleast for a while).

Next, let us know which programs you have running all the time. I really find it quite hard to believe that you have 3+ programs running that are that CPU intensive. Unless you're decoding DVD's, video editing, and have a core calculating Pi to the 3993943247th digit.

As for upgrading to a C2D to alieviate your problem, yea it's possible it'll help. They typically run better at the same clocks compared to AMD's, but also overclock better. But I wouldn't jump on the Intel Bandwagon quite yet. You have a fine system that should still last you another year or so if you use it as a typical user.

I hope this answeres your question,
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Other than the previous post... have you ever defraged?
    
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I also agree with the above.
simply upgrading will not entirely help a system who may have mal/spyware, a fragmented drive and a messy registry.

What i would recommend is save all the important stuff, and reformat that system and iinstall all the newest drivers for everything. You will mostly notice a big improvement. As already indicated, the 4200x2 is a great lil system and should last a litttle while yet.
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reformat if u want it to run like it used to or buy a c2d rig to be at 2x the speed your at now
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Yea, wiping the drive clean is underrated. I have a USB external hard drive that I save everything I "need" to, and wipe my C drive clean every 6-12 months. The whole process of reformatting the hard drive, reinstalling windows, and reinstalling all the drivers and programs you had before usually takes about 3-4 hours and it's guaranteed to work. You can play with antivirus programs for almost as long and probably still never get everything. And as long as one little virus still remains, he'll usually download his friends and your problem will be back again. *shakes his fist at porn sites* Other practical options to backing up your files so you can wipe your C drive clean is having two or more internal hard drives, partitioning the hard drive if you only have one, or buying a little flash drive like these guys http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...B-Flash-Drives if your "important" files that you don't want to lose are less than 16 gigs.

Like they said, your computer doesn't need upgrading yet, so investing in removable storage and wiping your drive clean seems like a much cheaper and more effective method to me.
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i agree with wipeing your system what i would reccomend after doing so is put the programs that you know for sure you will want in the future back on and do all the updates and then use something like norton ghost and all you will have to do is install from ghost which will take you down from a 3-4 hours to around 1-2 depending on the size of the image norton ghost make
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I got my new mother board and cpu at the end of last year, but i found out that
i use alot of programs and the computer is slowly getting slowing, even i OC it, so is it worth it to switch to C2d?
Basically, switching your mobo and cpu isn't going to make it any faster. You're still going to have all the junk in there that slowed you down in the first place. You're simply going to migrate headaches into a slightly different machine. Before canning your 4200+ ( I love mine) you should look into cleaning out your system of junk and errors including a full spyware and registry scan, and a program somebody recommended to me was CCleaner (yes with 2 C's). It was originally called Crap Cleaner and it seemed to help me when I started to get this problem.
good luck.
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