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hoopsman

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it finally happened. my computer got slow. i built my pc in january of '07, and now its starting to show its age. i am waiting a long [bleep] time for the computer just to start up. sometimes firefox doesnt even load when i boot it up. im not sure what to do. i have a lot of recommended programs, but do i need a hardware upgrade or is there some way i could make my pc a little faster like it used to be?
My specs: AMD athlon 64 4000+, 2gb of DDR ram, Geforce 7600GS pci-express graphics card, 320gb sata hd, 450w psu, and a machspeed MSNV-939 socket 939 mobo.
i know that i can newer parts for cheaper instead of trying to buy older ones.(i read the new maximum pc article and it did just that)
Please let me know if i can get some more life outta this baby
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Hi hoopsman. I think it would be an excellent idea to make sure you have not picked up any malware before you do anything else. Malware is the cause of a lot of the slow downs people are experiencing with their computers.

Go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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i tried the malware programs, but they just screwed up my computer and i couldnt get the desktop, so i did system restore and now everything is fine. i did do a hijakthis log, so i hope great ly that this will help, as i also did an uninstall list:

Attached File  HiJackThis_log.txt   17.38KB   43 downloads

i hope this can help to make my computer eventually faster, and please let me know
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Whoops, I didn't see you'd already posted in the Malware forum :)

Edited by Matt T, 09 May 2008 - 12:55 AM.

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im not sure im this will help, but i removed ausclogics boostspeed 4 and ironically my computer and internet are both going faster. :)
hope that helps
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Please avoid posting in this topic until you've been cleared of malware in your topic in the Malware forum.

It's been 3 days without a reply now, so you can post in the Waiting Room :)
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