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<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> I got my computer about 5 months ago from Fry's. I expected that it would run fast and smooth. However, it hangs so often when I play video or doing any kind of video editing. Sometimes it just hangs when I open any application. I don't think the problem is caused by virus, spyware, programs conflict because I know how to protect my system from spyware, virus. I did run many virus and spyware scan and nothings malicious came up. I had a 3.2 Pen 4 with 1GB of Ram and it runs a lot faster than my new AMD. I was wondering what's wrong with my new system. I tried to format and reinstall a fresh Windows about 3-4 times, but the problem doesn't go away. It is still running slow and hangs a lot. I don't know how come my new computer sucks? I thought it will be a lot better than the old one I am using<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> . I have no problem like program errors, installation, pop-up....It's just the big problem it runs incredibly slow. Sometimes the screen suddenly just blows up. I mean every icon on the screen suddenly gets bigger and the color is totally messed up. When it happens, I lose control of the mouse and I have to restart by pressing the restart button. Anyone who knows of a solution for any of my problem please help me out. <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
Below is my computer's spec:<br />
New computer:<br />
AMD Athlon TM 64 X2 Dual Core, CPU 4400+ ( 2.20 Ghz)<br />
2GB of RAM, PC3200, DDR400 Dual Channel<br />
250GB, 7200rpm, 8MB cache SATA hard drive<br />
400 Watt Max Output Supply<br />
PCI Express x16<br />
Realtek AC97 Audio<br />
Radeon R Xpress 200<br />
Bus speed: 200Mhz<br />
Bios: Phoenix 6.00PG<br />
12-in-1 card drive<br />
2 IEEE 1394 firewire ports<br />
6 USB 2.0 ports<br />
16x DVD-ROM<br />
16x DVD Double Layer Dual Format Burner<br />
Windows XP Media Center SP2
 

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Did you OC?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Did you OC?</div>

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</div>No, I didn't. I'm a newbie in hardware so I am not able to do overclocking.<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Honestly i would contact FRY's about the situation your having.</div>

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</div><img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> the Fry's store that I purchased this computer from is pretty far away from where I live. I did go back there once to ask them to help me, but what they did was just inserting their CD to check the hardware on my computer. They say it's fine, and then they suggested me use the Recovery DVD image file that comes with the computer to reinstall windows and drivers.. They said they will charge me $79 if I wanted them to do that for me. I said I could do that myself and brought it home using the image file DVD to reinstall windows. However, the problem doesn't go away. It really annoys me and I hate going back because the tech guy I met there is not skilled or good enough I think. He didn't even care to open the case to check or let the computer running a while to see what would happen.
 

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u install the right drivers?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">u install the right drivers?</div>
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I believe that I installed the right drivers. I also used the information below on another forum to install the hotfix.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Here is how to get your dual core AMD system running like it should with no hitches and stibility issues..............since the new AMD DUAL CORE OPTIMIZER came out people say you dont need the MS HOTFIX anymore, i dont know if this is true or not, but i tested these fixes with and without one another, and found they work better together, giving an increase in performance.....but thats from my personal expierience......try for yourself, i recomend installing both the MS HOTFIX and the AMD DUAL CORE OPTIMIZER, as they work good together and also give a performance increase by about 1-5%.<br><br>
PLEASE BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST!!<br><br><br>
1 - Install the amd drivers, download it from here... <a href="http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/..._13118,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/..._13118,00.html</a><br><br>
2 - read this website and download the hotfix....READ here <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896256" target="_blank">http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896256</a> ........Download here <a href="http://www.amdzone.com/files/WinXPdualcorehotfix.exe" target="_blank">http://www.amdzone.com/files/WinXPdualcorehotfix.exe</a><br><br>
3 - Edit your registry to enable the HOTFIX, follow these steps.<br>
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.<br>
2. Right-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Con tro l\\Session Manager, point to New, and then click Key.<br>
3. Type Throttle for the new key name.<br>
4. Right-click Throttle, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.<br>
5. Type PerfEnablePackageIdle for the value name.<br>
6. Right-click PerfEnablePackageIdle, and then click Modify.<br>
7. In the Edit DWORD Value box, type 1. In the Value data box, make sure that Hexadecimal is selected, and then click OK.<br>
8. Quit Registry Editor.<br><br>
4 - Make sure your BOOT.ini has this command in it, /usepmtimer to check, right click on My Computer go to properties, click on the ADVANCE tab, then under startup and recovery click on settings, then click on EDIT....<br><br>
5 - Install the NEW AMD Dual Core Optimizer.......from here.....<a href="http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...1_9706,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...1_9706,00.html</a><br><br>
Your Boot.ini should look something like this now..............<br><br>
[boot loader]<br>
timeout=30<br>
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\\WINDO W S<br>
[operating systems]<br>
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\\WINDOWS="Micr osoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer</td>
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