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post #11 of 24
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ok i have reseat the ram sticks but when i turned on the comp and got into windows to use the internet to test if the problem went away, it didn't. The problem still persists
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post #12 of 24
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ok i have reseat the ram sticks but when i turned on the comp and got into windows to use the internet to test if the problem went away, it didn't. The problem still persists
So then remove the two 9800 GTs and then put them back in. But this time, do it a bit slower and make sure you are doing it perfectly.

As I said, there was a time when I cleaned my computer only to lose internet access altogether. Then I discovered it was because my graphics card was not fully inserted even though everything else was working fine.
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post #13 of 24
Look at your motherboard with a flashlight, and inside the slots. Since you were blowing dust off, it could have landed somewhere else and is now causing trouble.

I've had my RAM not work from a single hair in the slot.
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post #14 of 24
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I reseated the 2 videocards and also checked for anything stuck in pins and found nothing. problem continues.
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post #15 of 24
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Oh. So if the cards were the only things you removed, then remove the cards again and then put them back in. But this time, make even more sure that you're putting them back in perfectly.

There was one time where I cleaned my computer and ended up with absolutely no internet access at all. It turned out that my graphics card wasn't inserted perfectly (except, everything else was working fine).
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So then remove the two 9800 GTs and then put them back in. But this time, do it a bit slower and make sure you are doing it perfectly.

As I said, there was a time when I cleaned my computer only to lose internet access altogether. Then I discovered it was because my graphics card was not fully inserted even though everything else was working fine.
Double identical post? Enjoying the *-and-eggnog tonight, are we Mr Cables?
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Double identical post? Enjoying the *-and-eggnog tonight, are we Mr Cables?
Heh. I did that on purpose because he wasn't listening to me and doing what I had asked.

But now he finally did.

Brian123: was there anything else that you removed during the cleaning besides the video cards?
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post #17 of 24
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I didn't remove anything else. Also, is it dangerous or bad to use the can of air to blow directlyinto slots like pci or pci express? wouldn't dust just get stuck in that tiny space?
Edited by Brian123 - 12/24/10 at 7:02am
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post #18 of 24
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I didn't remove anything else. Also, is it dangerous or bad to use the can of air to blow directlyinto slots like pci or pci express? wouldn't dust just get stuck in that tiny space?
If I remember correctly, then I think it depends on how close you got. I mean, I think that there's a point where it can be dangerous if you're too close to whatever you're spraying due to the stuff that the can is spraying out.
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post #19 of 24
Hi Brian123,
I don't think the problem is in the slots nor is the fault of the compressed air.

well, what I understand is you computer function correctly when there is no network traffic (you can play games locally, play music, convert video files ...), right?
also you have already tested your memory stick so we can conclude that the memory is good and their slots are good too. again since you play games (assuming there are no artifacts) with no problem then your graphic cards are good and the pci-e are good too.

here is a hint to your problem, most mouse lags (other word system unresponsiveness) are due to some application using too much of the cpu power. you can confirm if this is your case by opening the "task manager" or uses "process explorer" then try to reproduce the problem (open web page or whatever until the mouse lag)

if your system uses too much of cpu time then this is a software problem, generally caused by antivirus, antispyware, in worst case virus or male function of the nic driver or even a problem in some windows files.

let's hear what you find.
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But shobits1, this started happening immediately after he cleaned his computer. Prior to that, everything was perfectly fine.

So how could it be what you're speculating?
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