The longer my computer runs, the slower it gets!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Tony Tharayil, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. The longer my computer is running, the slower it becomes! immediately
    after start-up, my computer is perfectly fine; it's extremely
    responsive, and my frame rates are high. BUT an hour or so later, my
    computer hangs (lags) and becomes sluggish when navigating the explorer
    bar and internet (on IE7, not Firefox)

    Also, the longer my computer is on, the more lag I get on the login
    screen of Battlefield 2. (after the intro movies, the login / splash
    screen comes up and when I click the login button, it doesn't do
    anything! about 10 min. later, the click is recognized and it logs
    in...strangely, if I hit Enter on the keyboard, it logs in perfectly,
    instantly!)

    the last issue I have is that I get the Blue screen. First, I get a
    message saying that "DLL module has stopped working" then my computer
    keeps running. BUT if my computer tries to play a sound, it blue screens
    and says that "ctdaud.sys has stopped working......" (I cannot read it
    because the memory dump has started and so 4 seconds later, my computer
    restarts) I believe that this is because of my audio card (creative X-Fi
    audio edition....ctd standing for Creative Device) but the drivers are
    up to date, vista compatible and work just fine.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Tony T.
     
    Tony Tharayil, Dec 4, 2007
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  2. .....bump....
     
    Tony Tharayil, Dec 5, 2007
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    Bob J Guest

    No specs provided,>
    Just a guess--------More memory required > better graphic card!!!!!!!!!!
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    If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
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    Then we all benefit.
     
    Bob J, Dec 5, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Malke, Dec 5, 2007
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    Kurt Herman Guest

    Could also be a memory leak in a side bar app. I know I had one that showed
    all my drives, and the longer it ran, the more memory it consumed. Since
    these are third party, and not MS, I just stop using the flakey side bar
    gadgets.

    Kurt
     
    Kurt Herman, Dec 5, 2007
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  6. "bump" meaning, to move the thread to the top of the thread list

    I think my system is somewhat capable

    -= 4 gigs DDR2 800 spee
    -= nVidia 8800 GTS (overclocked to 650 core, 900 memory; tempuratue i
    stable at around 40C
    -= 5.4 in Vista Ratin

    And I already have the sidebar de-activate

    I just re-installed Vista so hopefully this will solve the problem

    Thanks
    Tony T
     
    Tony Tharayil, Dec 6, 2007
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  7. Two points:

    1. As Malke explained, that doesn't work here. Bump has no meaning on
    newsgroups, and doesn't do anything here.

    2. If it did do what you described, it would be extremely rude. It's
    like cutting in front of a bunch of people standing on line.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Dec 6, 2007
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    roy69 Guest

    Judging from your handle, overclocker I would go into your bios and put
    the timings to what they are ment to be. This may solve your problem. If
    your stressing your system and it is getting slower you may end up with
    a damaged computer.


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    roy69

    - Core 2 Quad Q6600
    - Abit IP35 Pro
    - 4 x 1GB OcUK PC2-6400 C5 800 MHZ Duel Channel
    - Leadtek GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3
    - CiBox TFT 22" Widescreen LCD Panel. 1680 x 1050
    - Creative X-Fi 7.1 PCI-E
    - Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    - Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
     
    roy69, Dec 6, 2007
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    TheMuffinMan Guest

    Sounds like overheating to m

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    amd 64 x2 4800
    gigabyte ga-m55sli-s
    corsair 4 x pc26400 800mh
    enermax liberty 600
    ati x1950 pr
    kds 22\" 1680x1050 widescreen 700:1 2m
    enermax liberty 600
    maxtor 250gb 7200rpm 8m
    maxtor 300gb 7200rpm 16m
    sb audigy s
    logitech x-540 5.1 surround sound
     
    TheMuffinMan, Dec 6, 2007
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  10. The computer I'm having the issue on has not been overclocked at all and
    the tempuratures never go above 32C or so.

    In referance to bumping, it's quite common in most fourms. it's not an
    actual command, but a "filler" so to say. (everytime someone posts, your
    thread goes to the top of the stack, bump refering to bumping the thread
    to the top)
     
    Tony Tharayil, Dec 6, 2007
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    TheMuffinMan Guest

    You know the temp of your vid card? It's possible your vid card could be
    overheating which would cause some of your symptoms. Not sure what
    "ctdaud.sys" is tied to though as I can't find anything related to that
    file. I am assuming you tried uninstalling your sound drivers and
    reinstalling(old and new ones) to see if that would fix it.


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    TheMuffinMan

    amd 64 x2 4800+
    gigabyte ga-m55sli-s4
    corsair 4 x pc26400 800mhz
    enermax liberty 600w
    ati x1950 pro
    kds 22\" 1680x1050 widescreen 700:1 2ms
    enermax liberty 600w
    maxtor 250gb 7200rpm 8mb
    maxtor 300gb 7200rpm 16mb
    sb audigy se
    logitech x-540 5.1 surround sound
     
    TheMuffinMan, Dec 6, 2007
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  12. Tony Tharayil

    TheMuffinMan Guest

    What sound card are you using?


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    TheMuffinMan

    amd 64 x2 4800+
    gigabyte ga-m55sli-s4
    corsair 4 x pc26400 800mhz
    enermax liberty 600w
    ati x1950 pro
    kds 22\" 1680x1050 widescreen 700:1 2ms
    enermax liberty 600w
    maxtor 250gb 7200rpm 8mb
    maxtor 300gb 7200rpm 16mb
    sb audigy se
    logitech x-540 5.1 surround sound
     
    TheMuffinMan, Dec 6, 2007
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  13. Creative Soundblaster X-Fi (X-music version)
     
    Tony Tharayil, Dec 6, 2007
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    TheMuffinMan Guest

    Creative doesn't have any info listed about that file. Have you tried
    their forums or contacting their support?


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    TheMuffinMan

    amd 64 x2 4800+
    gigabyte ga-m55sli-s4
    corsair 4 x pc26400 800mhz
    enermax liberty 600w
    ati x1950 pro
    kds 22\" 1680x1050 widescreen 700:1 2ms
    enermax liberty 600w
    maxtor 250gb 7200rpm 8mb
    maxtor 300gb 7200rpm 16mb
    sb audigy se
    logitech x-540 5.1 surround sound
     
    TheMuffinMan, Dec 7, 2007
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