So my CPU just got DRASTICALLY slower for seemingly no reason....

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  1. fixthe fernback

    fixthe fernback New Member

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    So, recently, I've noticed a general slowdown in my CPU. Team Fortress 2 has gotten a little choppy and now benchmarks are under performing massively. My 1M superpi benchmark now takes 47 seconds, as opposed to the 19 seconds it took before.

    I have an E6750 running at the stock 2.66ghz. 2GB RAM, P35-DS3R, with CPU throttling disabled. What could be causing this? It's rather worrysome... my CPU temp idles at under 40C.
     
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    Have you checked for spyware, etc.?

    Windows XP SP2?
     
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    Vista Ultimate... I've never had anything else on this computer.

    I don't see anything sapping CPU cycles w/ task manager, but I'll check for spyware anyways... I don't see how a virus or spyware could sap this much physical CPU power anyways. These are just floating point operations after all... unless a virus or something somehow deposited itself in firmware...
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    defragged lately?
     
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    fixthe fernback New Member

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    How would defragging help? The CPU isn't doing floating point operations half as fast as it did originally. That shit has nothing to do with the hard drives.
     
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    There was an issue with XP SP2 that describes your problem.
    http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=896256

    I haven't checked if it's an issue with Vista.

    Anyway,.. it's always best to check the software side first, before checking the hardware side. Spyware, trojans, and viruses does slow down PCs significantly. It doesn't necessarily sap CPU power. Check memory usage.

    Why did you disable speedstep btw?
     
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    fixthe fernback New Member

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    Fixed it, a power management setting was throttling the CPU to 50%... piece of garbage
     

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