Question about ASUS Intel 845 Chipset P4B (P4B WOA) Motherboard
My computer has started to run extremely slow (suddenly) for about 2 days, and has become more and more slow each day. The startup is very slow now and when I start using some applications the CPU usage is at 100% for a long time. I initially thought it was my RAM but I already have 1GB ram so it shouldnt be the problem (since the computer just suddenly became slow for 2-days).
Today while i was transferring a file from one drive to another my computer suddenly switched off half way through the transfer. When I tried to power it on again i get taken to the Advanced bios menu, and the CPU frequency (MHz) was highlighted and the message on the right says along the lines i need to choose the correct setting. But I dont know how to determine what number to choose. The value I can choose is 100-200 MHz but not sure which is correct. I now left it at 100Mhz is this the cause of my computer being very slow?
Your computer is telling you there is a problem with either the memory or the interface between the motherboard and the memory. There is a utility you can use called memtest. I would run that and see if you get errors. Often it is easier to simply try a different piece of memory in the slot, because even if you detect errors it could be due to the interface and not the memory itself.
But the first thing you should try is power off the computer, remove the cover, blow all the dust from inside the case, remove the memory and blow all dust from the memory sticks and slots, then put it back together and try again. This is free and solves the problem about 20% of the time.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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