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Old 07-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Hello all,

My PC has suddenly become very slow.

I have updated my definitions (Avast! Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) and run numerous full scans, wiped free drive space, deleted files/programs I no longer need and also run ccleaner.

All to no avail.

It is especially slow when I have two programs running at once. For example, when playing a game and having Chrome minimised in the background. I have tried closing Chrome before playing etc but even simple tasks like this take quite a while.

The weird thing is that sometimes things run smoothly, so I have no idea what is going on.

Any ideas?

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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Make and model number of your PC?

Did this issue just happen one day?

1. Download Temporary File Cleaner from here.

2. Make sure that you Save As... the file to your desktop.



3. Make sure to close out all opened programs!
  • TFC will close all open program to run, be sure to safe any work!
4. Double Click on the TFC.exe file that is saved to your desktop.



5. Windows will ask to either Run or Cancel the program. Click on Run.




6. Once TFC has opened, click the Start button.



7. Allow TFC to run uninterrupted.

8. Your desktop icons and other programs may disappear during this process. That is normal.

9. After TFC has finished it should automatically reboot the PC.

10. If it does not reboot, reboot manually.

11. It is normal that after running TFC that the PC will be slower to boot for the first time.

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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Hello,

Make and model - Fujitsu Siemens MS-7504VP-PV

Well I had to move away from my home for a little while and took my pc with me (for around 2 months). It was fine up there but when I got it back this problem began to occur.

I will run that program now.

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Hello,

I ran the program and manually rebooted...
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Did the program help at all?
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It does seem a lot more responsive actually! Even with two specific programs running that were running very slowly together before.
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Download HWMonitor from here:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html




Make sure to download the .zip file to your desktop.




Once downloaded to your desktop unzip the hwmonitor.zip folder to your desktop.

Open up the unzipped folder and run either the 32bit Software or 64bit Software.
How to tell the difference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218
Allow HWMonitor to run while the PC is at an idle state. After about five minutes of running at idle take a screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

Now allow HWMonitor to run while gaming or doing heavy processing for about five minutes. Take another screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

In your next reply please include both screenshots.

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Your PC's is a little hot.

Try taking an air compressor to it to remove all of the dust.

Remember to make sure the PC is off and to only use a air compressor or can of air. And to never over spin the fans.
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Will do! I will have to find a place near me that sells it.

Thanks alot for your help, much appreciated.
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You can buy it online like at Amazon.

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