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  • S-TW Jan 31, 2009

    My PC started running extremly slow then locked up. I restarted and it will run 5 to 10 minutes and lock up agains.



    I opened the case and a heat sync had fallen off, It was secured with two hooks on the mother board. I put the heat sync back in place but the PC is still doing the same thing. When it starts, everything is real slow until it locks up. I have run virus scan with no errors.



    I am suspecting power supply or the heat sync problem caused damage to the chip is was attached to.

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A very good way to speed up a slow computer is to get a copy of "Fix it Utilities" either online or at your local office store. This program cost about $40 dollars but can be used on three computers and does a wonderful job. If you get the program it has fuctions to defragment the registry and hard drive, remove bad links from the registry, optimize boot, and optimize system settings this greatly improves a sluggish computer.

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Go to Start -> Run and type msconfig
Select the startup tab and uncheck anything you don't need.
Click OK and reboot.

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