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Pc barely running think its cpu

Doing some work for my dad. his gateway model # mfatxnin es2 300x nor . the pc takes ten min. for windows to load. i checked the hard drive its ok i loaded a dos( format hard drive and load) which took forever and not beter. i rtied different ram, the only thing i can think of is the cpu.
it came with a pentium 4 2.4Ghz/512/400 SL6S9 478SOCKET
the motherboard is intel 4000811 with intel chipset SL6DM

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Re: pc barely running think its cpu

Hi, the system you have shouldnt take 10mins to loads, sounds more like spyware or viruses on your pc, i see pcs everyday running like old machines and its usually viruses are the problem or your running the new version of Norton antivirus alot of the time can slow your machine down that much, if you uninstall any virus checkers you have and download this.

You will probably be amazed at what this virus checker picks up on the pc...

Have a nice christmas


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