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Built system problem-slow down w/ time til restart


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Hi, I built a system, and it quickly slows down in everything. Opening programs, doing anything takes awhile, the time increasing the longer its been on. I'm not sure if this is a memory problem or what. its an AMD64 3200+ chip, with I think 512 memory, maybe 1 gig (built it awhile ago so I don't remember all the details, but I can check if its important), so it should be relatively fast... Any ideas as to why this happens? Thanks!
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Not exactly sure what you mean. You mean it used to run fast and now it doesn't? That would sound like malware/too many apps running in the background. Clarify a little more so we can narrow it down.

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no, i mean its been this way since i first built it- granted with any computer after leaving it running for awhile and using it it gets slower, requiring a restart to be up to speed again. but this one gets slow really quick even if i barely do anything on it or leave it running for long, so id have to restart it (exaggerating) every few minutes.
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i agree that it could also be malware- it can effect your computer rapidly, have you ever scanned with ad-aware or virus scanners?
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This sounds like a hardware problem, check these things
> is the PSU strong enough for the system, do you have to many PCI cards? or is the PSU faulty?
> is the harddrive working ok? or is slow?
> Could be a motherboard problem, or maybe a faulty CPU.

If you can, try replacing certain items to see if they are faulty. Good luck.
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Have you tried taking out all PCI cards and disabling all other devices not nessasary for running your computer? How is the heat too, if its too hot, the computer will automatically shut down usually
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