Just a note, please forgive me Samm. If AVERAGE temperature on the CPU is 65C then that's very high. It means that under load it even exceeds this temperature. This can easilly damage the cpu and other parts. Some BIOSs react to high temperatures by "slowing" the computer to avoid damage. I don't say that this is necessarilly the cause of the present lag but it should be taken care of.
No forgiving required!
I agree that this rather hot although according to Intel, the maximum 'safe' operating temperature for the Pentium M is 100C. I'm also assuming that the average temperature will decrease a bit after the cpu fan has been fixed. exXo, maybe you could confirm this for me?
Also, from what exXo has said, the problem of the lagging starts immediately even before the system has had a chance to reach this temperature, which suggests that temps are not the cause of this particular problem. I do agree in theory though that high temps are likely to cause problems & should be monitored.
In regards to the pci.sys problem you had - this can often be caused by faulty ram but dodgy ram doesn't normally cause these types of lags. Encountering missing or corrupt system files at boot up is also consistent with a hard disk problem however, which, potentially, would also account for the lagging.
When you get the laptop back, try to find out what the drive manufacturer is, and I'll point you in the direction of a suitable hard disk diagnostic. Also, as already stated, when you get the laptop back, do keep an eye on the temperatures as I'm not ruling that out completely at the moment.
One more thing - do you have any USB devices connected? If so, try removing them then turn the laptop on & see if it makes any difference. (This is a long shot but worth trying). Same applies to any other hardware that you have added after purchasing the laptop (e.g pcmcia cards, any other peripheral devices etc)
Edited by Samm, 11 September 2007 - 06:23 PM.