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Unusually slow comptuer

I downloaded a program that required a freeware add on and after that, my computer randomly kept freezing on me. So I used a program on the internet that erases the hard drive and i reinstalled Vista on my laptop but i am still having problems. The spec for my laptop are
AMD Turion 64x 1.6 gz
2 gigs of ram
ATI radeon Xpress 1100
(Acer 5102wlmi)

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some possibilities

In reply to: Unusually slow comptuer

I think I may have stumbled upon some issue that i maybe having
Apparently i should have two graphs in windows task manager if i have two cores and i set the option in it to show the cores separately. Thus i think one of the cores are not working.
Additionally, i think i maybe missing drivers but i already upgraded my video card.

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Run a scan...

In reply to: some possibilities

Download/install Everest and use its report to determine exactly which processor you have (The Turion 64 is a single-core processor...perhaps you meant a Turion 64 X2?) as well as the other components you have installed. You can then visit the website of each respective hardware manufacturer to download the latest drivers. I'd also run Process Explorer for a 'second opinion' on your current CPU situation.

Let us know the results.
John

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some possibilities

In reply to: Unusually slow comptuer

I think I may have stumbled upon some issue that i maybe having
Apparently i should have two graphs in windows task manager if i have two cores and i set the option in it to show the cores separately. Thus i think one of the cores are not working.
Additionally, i think i maybe missing drivers but i already upgraded my video card.

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64x2

In reply to: some possibilities

Yea, its the 64x2 Mobile Tech TL50
And the programs you recommended, i will try soon but look complicated! ><!

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