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    Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
    « Reply #75 on: August 25, 2009, 08:14:47 PM »


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    Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
    « Reply #76 on: August 25, 2009, 10:59:26 PM »
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      Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
      « Reply #77 on: August 26, 2009, 06:32:57 AM »
      Ok, thanks guys! :)

      Anyway, I ran Memtest for 9 and a half hours, and it found no error whatsoever.
      That tells me the RAM is not the issue...
      Are there any more programs out there to test different components? CPU maybe?

      Thanks

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      Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
      « Reply #78 on: August 26, 2009, 11:04:34 AM »
      never heard of CPU test

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      Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
      « Reply #79 on: August 26, 2009, 02:42:33 PM »
      never heard of CPU test

      So ? ?
      What's your point ? ?
         
       
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        Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
        « Reply #80 on: August 26, 2009, 04:56:19 PM »
        Ok, so as I said earlier, I ran Memtest for 9+ hours, and it didn't find anything.
        I also ran Data Lifeguard for my Western Digital HD and everything was fine.
        I'm thinking about going back to XP to see if that will solve the problem... unless there are more hardwarre testing programs out there that someone would recommend.

        Thanks!

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        Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
        « Reply #81 on: August 26, 2009, 05:00:18 PM »
        download speedfan and post your temps
        then go to the SMART tab and post how high the two bars are at the bottom

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          Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
          « Reply #82 on: August 26, 2009, 05:14:24 PM »
          While Idle:

          GPU: 59
          System : 45
          CPU: 25
          AUX: 46
          CPU: 49
          Local: 48
          Remote 2 :49
          Ccore 0: 25
          Core 1: 25

          I also don't see any bars at the bottom of the SMART tab.

          Thanks!

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            Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
            « Reply #83 on: August 26, 2009, 09:21:07 PM »
            Ok, so I tried going back to Win XP PRO. However, after it has reformated the partition, I get a message saying it could not be reformated properly because "the disk might be damaged". Do they mean my OS disk or the HDD? My XP PRO CD seems to have a couple of scratches on it, but nothing major.

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            Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
            « Reply #84 on: August 26, 2009, 09:30:03 PM »
            i think the HDD

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              Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
              « Reply #85 on: August 27, 2009, 06:52:32 AM »
              i think the HDD

              Anybody care to confirm this?

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              Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
              « Reply #86 on: August 27, 2009, 06:59:16 AM »
              To be perfectly candid my friend, this thread has gone in so many directions I don't know how anyone can confirm anything. Download the HD test / check utility for your model hd from the oem website and run it.

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                Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
                « Reply #87 on: August 29, 2009, 06:30:43 PM »
                Anybody care to confirm this?
                the window xp pro disc cannot be formatted, so therefore it is the hardrive that is damaged. You might have to replace your hardrive.

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                  Re: Performance drop... Vista Related?
                  « Reply #88 on: August 29, 2009, 06:33:51 PM »
                  your damaged hardrive can also explain your CPU spikes you mentioned in the beginning of this forum.