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Slow running I have a Pentium 4 dual core 3.4 processor on a Gigabyte 945 mobo. The graphics card is a GeForce 6800, and there is 1GB of memory. OS is XP Pro. The PC is running slow MOST of the time, the symptoms being CD & DVD playback slow and stuttering, and the mouse movement jerky (mouse is perfect!) In the performance monitor, processor 2 is at about 50%, processor 1 about 10%. There are no apps or unnecessary processes running, all startup progs are cancelled, and there is no apparent hard drive activity. This is not a permanent condition, and will sometimes clear after a period of time. I cannot work out what the PC is doing while the problem exists. I have all the usual anti-virus, spyware progs, firewall etc. up to date. Any ideas or solutions would be gratefully received. atariman

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1.reinstall or upgrade your graphics card driver 2.make sure your hardware acceleration is full (control panel: display properties) 3.make sure your DirectX Acceleraion enabled (run: dxdiag)

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