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Well my computer is lagging really badly. I have defragged, I use Window Washer. It is as if my CPU is not working right anymore. If I have Azureus open and try to navigate the internet... forget it. Lately it takes an average of 10 seconds just to get to any website, even if I do not have Azureus open. I use PC-Cillin Internet security and update it daily. So where should I start?? I also went to the DOS command and did the ipconifg /release and ipconfig /renew. What utility can I use to accurately test my memory and CPU for problems?
    
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Maybe it's just time to reinstall Windows.
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You're probably gonna want to just go get a new hard drive, because you just have too much crap on your computer. Plus, Window Washer is from Webroot, and all of their programs slow down PC performance by at least 75 Percent.
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No need to get a new HD, just reinstall windows. Make sure you back up files you need.
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A new hard drive should not be needed. That Raptor 10k SATA is a good hard drive. You could try running ad-ware and if that does not work then try reinstalling window. Also since your CPU is oc is the HTT mult. x3 to keep it under 1000. When mine gets even just alittle over 1000 is gets slow/unstable/crashes.
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Right, right. Re-install windows first >_<

But, do not get any webroot programs after you re-install windows.
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Yeah, I had Spy Sweeper on my old PC... worst program ever. Slowed my PC down so much...
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But, when you do re-install windows here are some programs that you should get

Microsoft Anti Spyware Beta
Ad-aware 6.0 (I think that's the newest one)
Spybot Search and Destroy
Mozilla Firefox

Those few programs should de ye good!
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A new hard drive should not be needed. That Raptor 10k SATA is a good hard drive. You could try running ad-ware and if that does not work then try reinstalling window. Also since your CPU is oc is the HTT mult. x3 to keep it under 1000. When mine gets even just alittle over 1000 is gets slow/unstable/crashes.
Correct... get that, disable Auto Recovery and boot to Safe Mode to scan!!!
If yo uget a bunch of problems come up in Ad-Aware... dump your Recovery files.

Also... unplug the cable modem for 10 seconds to clear the cache... about once a month
    
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But, when you do re-install windows here are some programs that you should get

Microsoft Anti Spyware Beta
Ad-aware 6.0 (I think that's the newest one)
Spybot Search and Destroy
Mozilla Firefox

Those few programs should de ye good!
I have all those but the M$ program. I don't want to lose my DVD Decryptor. I will have to see if I can still find it for download. I am not sure how to save programs like that for a re-install of Windows since I don't have the install exe anymore. I have been running this OC for about 6 months stable and have had no previous issues. I amslo have not updated the BIOS since about 6 months. as there been any neccesary improvements since then? Also, which network input should I use, the Marvell or the NVIDIA? And if I switch from one to the oter, do I have to adjust it in BIOS?
    
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