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Using the same browser...all of a sudden my IE is like
NEW computer, very slow!!
there is at least 1000 reasons why you new baby can go slow after a while but what I would suspect first, is the heat probably generated by the "new" cpu and possible termal incompability of it with existing heat dispensing hardware. Something is overheating inside of the laptop than slows the system down. First suspect is the CPU, than South-bridge chipset, than memory, hard drive, than who knows what.
You can try to monitor heating of the laptop in one hour period by checking its bottom surface, lets say every 10-15 minutes, by touching it with your open palm. Register which spots of the surface are getting hotter and by that you can approximatly locate the hotest spot. As the BestBuy technicians should know which elements of the system are on the particular spot under the "hood" they might be able to fix it (change the part or whatever).
If the BestBuy guarantee "promise" does not covere these problems you can put your "baby" on the block of the ice after an hour to cool it down which was a solution of the one of my friends but i WOULD NOT recomend it. What I would recomend is to buy an USB Cooling Pad that may cool you problem a bit and most likely increase the speed.
Hope this helps.
Much easier to download and run PCWizard 2008...when you
minimize it, CPU info remains visible in the upper right hand corner of the monitor. Believe that should make it easier to monitor the system temps for heat related problem(s).
Thanks for the suggestions........even the molasses.
I bought this comp 2 weeks ago......it does seem very hot in the back left corner when looking at the keyboard....theres a vent in the back corner and the bottom of the laptop is very hot there - its right beside the battery and right where the expansion port is, ethernet cable plug in and a few other plug ins are, on the side at that back corner.
Im not very knowledgeable about computers so I'm a little cautious about installing stuff off of the internet that I dont know about. Is this PCWizard product safe?
Ive owned 5 laptops, including a previous HP laptop, and Ive never had thsi slowdown issue until the laptops get to be 2 yrs old or so.
I have a fairly new HP Laptop (DV9912NR)
as well as several desktops and I always recommend PCWizard 2008...it's great utility overall but very useful to track/watch the system temps while you're running the PC. As suggested ...download it, install it, run it and minimize it. Note the system and CPU temps, each core temp, each core load, GFX temp, etc., in the upper right hand corner.
OK I downloaded PC Wizard
Ok, I downloaded PC Wizard 2008 and umm........what shoul dI be looking for? I'm a newb and all I see is a bunch of numbers and temps - Im not sure what numbers are normal and which arent.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Heres what the green data at the top of my screen shows when im browsing the internet for the last 15 mins.....
I have 4 Tabs open, PLUS espn.com that has streaming video highlights running on the mainpage :
CPU it pretty much sits at 800 MHz, other than the odd jump to 1600 or 2000 for a sec or two, then back to 800
CPU temp stays at 50-52 degrees C
Core#1 49-51 degrees C
Core#2 50-53 degrees C
CPU voltage 0.8 V most of the time, jumps to 1.125 the odd time for a sec, then back to 0.8
Core#1 Load 6-25% when just sitting here doing nothing while the 4 tabs and espn is open at its mainpage
core#2 Load 8-18% when sitting here.......
GFX Temp - pretty much sits at 72 degrees C
when i have the 4 tabs open and not espn where it runs the video on the main page:
everything the same except for Core loads
Core#1 load 5-7% with the odd minor spike up to 15%
Core#2 load 1-7% with the odd minor spike up to 15%
I dont know if this helps.....
You've got it....chk the idle readings ..
At idle my CPU (AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60) is running 35 degrees and my GPU is 45 degrees lower.
My guess the heat you feel is coming from the GPU...the video chip.
Which CPU and GPU does your laptop have ?
i dont even know what a GPU is, but i'll post what i can....
AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60
Cache L1 2x128 kb
Cache L2 2x512 kb
GPU info (copied and pasted from PC Wizard display info) VVVVVVVVVVVVV
General Information :
Manufacturer : Nvidia Corp (Hewlett-Packard Company)
Model : NVIDIA MCP67M
Bus Type : PCI
Total Memory : 64 MB
Texture Memory : 1068 MB
Processor : GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
Converter : Integrated RAMDAC
Refresh Rate (min/max) : 59/59 Hz
GPU Information :
Number of GPU : 1
Codename : G67
Revision : A1
Bus : 128-bit
Memory Type : DDR
GPU Frequency : 425 MHz
Memory Frequency GPU :
Pixel Pipelines : 4
Vertex Pipelines : 1
Pixel Shader Version : 3.0
Looks like we've got the same CPU and GPU..
graphics processing unit...but your temps, CPU and GPU, are materially higher. The only thing I can think of is the CPU and GPU cooling devices weren't properly installed ... like no thermal grease between the CPU/GPU and the heatsink.
Given the situation ...might be good to call HP and ask them about the TEMP readings.
Thaks to all for your suggestions. I called HP this morning and they didnt think it was a heat issue - they got me to try a few things and when nothing worked they had me do the system restore and that has worked so far!!!!! When this comp was refurbished someone must have set something up wrong and now everything has been reset to factory settings and works awesome - I'll keep my fingers crossed that it stays this way!!
Again, thanks to all!!
Good to hear and Thanks for the feedback.
NEW computer, very slow!!
In XP,you can also try MY Computer> Local ****(C)>Windows>Temp and delete the Temp internet files,or Right click on the Task bar>Properties>Start Menu tab> Customise> Advanced tab(check the list The List my most recent opened documents ,box,> Clear List> OK
These can also help . I've also read that virus,trojan and malware were design to attack the admin account so what I've done was to creat two other accounts (Administrator Acc,My Acc,Wife Acc)so if ever the My acc or the Wife acc is ever infected the Admin acc could be used to delete the Acc and re-creat new ones and I also use Avast Anti Virus software that I got from Cnet.com for FREE,I'm not any techie but I've been reading a lot on these forums they do help!!!