Cetain applications working slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by boathome, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. boathome

    boathome Guest

    I have had my computer for about a year. It has worked fairly well
    A few days ago I noticed while working in Autocad, the cursor woul
    start moving really slow. Other applications worked regular speed.
    brought up TV on media center and it too moves real slow. I think th
    problem started when I tried to watch Hero's on NBC website. If I leav
    the computer for a while and then come back these applications will b
    fine for a while but then the slow bug kicks in again. I hav
    uninstalled my graphics driver and rebooted, didn't work. When I col
    boot, it works for a couple of minutes. Also, I can hear my compute
    working nonstop. Please help, I need to get back to wor
     
    boathome, Sep 21, 2008
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  2. boathome

    boathome Guest

    After doing some reading, I'm wondering if there isn't a phisica
    problem with the graphics card, is this the same as video card? Maybe i
    is getting too hot and not functioning well? There has been a funn
    plasticky smell last few days

    Although I would hate to go thru putting in a new video card and the
    find out that it was a software issue that was easy to fix

    Anything
     
    boathome, Sep 21, 2008
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  3. boathome

    barman58 Guest

    Hello Boathome, and welcome to the forums, :party:
    especially the Graphics/Video card and Power Supply

    You may want to have a look at 'this '
    (http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/176785-vistaforums-sysinfo-tool.html)which
    will do most of the reporting for you

    paste the output into {CODE} tags (advanced editor) If you have a
    graphics chip built in to your motherboard you may want to remove the
    drivers for your card and then remove the card, enable the on-board
    card in the bios for diagnostic purposes.

    if you are getting an overheat problem then doing this will protect the
    card from further damage

    post back with this info as it will allow people to better diagnose the
    problem


    --
    barman58

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Sep 21, 2008
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  4. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks

    this is all I get:
    Code:
     
    boathome, Sep 21, 2008
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  5. boathome

    barman58 Guest

    No that didn't work have to try it manually the info you need should be
    in the documentation that came with your system did you get a user
    manual or if it's a Dell or HP or something like that the model number
    may be enough.

    unfortunately without being able to physically examine the system the
    options are limited so need as much info as possible

    if you click on USER CP on the forum page you can click on edit system
    and complete as much of that as you can and save it hen post back and
    I'll read it from there

    once I know what hardware is involved I should be able to guide you
    through some diagnostic test to try and pin down the problem.


    --
    barman58

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Sep 21, 2008
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  6. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks for helping with this

    I have updated my system info

    The tv in windows media center acts kinda like Max Headroom if you kno
    what I mean

    When I download mpegs there is no lag on them
     
    boathome, Sep 21, 2008
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  7. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Looks like my savior disappeared.

    If any one has any suggestions, I would greatly apriciate it. It is
    impossible to work on cad when it is acting like this. I would reinstall
    autocad but my media center tv does the same thing so it seams like it
    has to be a graphics card thing?
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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  8. boathome

    barman58 Guest

    sorry Boathome,

    have been very tied up with other things ...
    What still worries me about your original post is the burning smell
    I think the best thing to do now is check the temp of your video /
    graphics card

    If you download GPU-Z from 'here '
    (http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/)and monitor your
    Temps whilst you are working and post pack the results

    You may also want to try HWinfo(32) 'Here' (http://www.hwinfo.com/) as
    this will give MIN/Max Readings

    Well be off-line now for a few hours but will try to be back this
    evening (UK)

    *Would any forum users running a GeForce 8500 GT post some baseline
    temps for comparison.* :D


    --
    barman58

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Sep 24, 2008
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  9. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks again,

    I have downloaded this and it started off around 114d celcius. and then
    spiked up to around 126d. when I put on the media center tv. and it
    started acting funny. I let it cool down to about 120d and put the tv
    back on, it was fine until the temp got to about 130d and then the slow
    bug kicked in again. I have no idea what normal operating temps should
    be. How should I go about posting this info? Should I attach the log
    file?

    thanks,

    Bo
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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  10. boathome

    barman58 Guest

    hi bo,

    by what you've said it seems that the problem is temperature related,
    that does seem high but as I don't no the card personally can't say for
    sure,
    if you could post the log information or at least parts that would be
    relevant.

    I would not have a problem posting text or screen shots from the Forum
    I'm posting from ('www.vistax64.com' (http://www.vistax64.com)) but not
    sure how you would do this from the newsgroups where I assume you are.

    getting back to the card problem can I assume that this is one that was
    fitted after manufacture, and if so the case cooling is still as stock.

    I will try to find out the expected working temps and will post back


    --
    barman58

    Regards,
    *Nigel*
    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
     
    barman58, Sep 24, 2008
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  11. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Update:

    I have the monitor up and the temp was rising steadily, and the fan
    speed is listed at 0%. So I put my window fan directly behind the tower
    vents and it is holding steady at 104d C. with both the TV and autocad
    up at the same time. I was looking into some add on software that allows
    you to adjust for overclocking and fan speed, but to be honest I really
    am out of my league with that stuff.

    Bo
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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  12. [snip]

    You forgot to quote what you replied to. Most of us don't use that
    quasi-forum you're using that sucks most of its users/messages from
    Microsoft servers.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 24, 2008
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  13. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thank you very much

    I have not added anything to this computer

    It is interesting that the fan doesn't kick in until it reaches 125d C

    It seems to start acting weird around 130d C

    Actually, the temp just went down to 115d C. and the fan kicked off. I
    there any chance that the GPU-Z is showing an inaccurate temp

    Is it fairly easy to replace the graphics card and or fan? Unluckil
    with the crappy housing market, I'm not slammed with work, otherwise
    would be going crazy right no

    thanks again

    B
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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  14. boathome

    SIW2 Guest

    H

    Just checked my 8600gt with GPU-Z and temp is 44deg, fan speed is 30%

    Did you check the fan speed reading

    What is your current temp with GPU-Z

    SIW
     
    SIW2, Sep 24, 2008
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  15. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks

    The temp is hovering around 110d C. with no fan speed. That is wha
    makes me wonder if GPU is off somehow

    680

    not sure if that worked

    B

    +-------------------------------------------------------------------
    |Filename: GPU-Z Sensor Log.txt
    |Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6802
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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  16. boathome

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi

    If you think GPU-Z is off , download HWMonitor - the free one , halfway
    down the page - get the 32 bit and double check with that
     
    SIW2, Sep 24, 2008
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  17. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks

    I did that and it had exactly the same value. 112d C

    Any idea on what I should do from here

    B
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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  18. boathome

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi

    Switch to Base video - see my above post

    You should be able to see if it is your onboard card currently bein
    used - simply from the picture quality on the screen . The graphic
    card should then cool gradually on it's own

    SIW
     
    SIW2, Sep 24, 2008
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  19. [snip]

    You neglected to quote what you replied to. Most of us
    don't use the quasi-forum you're using that sucks most of
    its users/posts from Microsoft servers.

    We are the ones whose "number of posts" is "n/a".
     
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 24, 2008
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  20. boathome

    boathome Guest

    Thanks

    I did that and when I rebooted, the usable screen area was tiny, so
    assumed that it had been changed over. So upped the resolution and stil
    seems pretty good. When checked the system, it still showed the g850
    graphics card. Also I reran the GPU-Z and it is still showing 112d C
    Its almost as if it is locked on that number it really hasn'
    fluctuated

    B
     
    boathome, Sep 24, 2008
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