Windows XP: Slow computer after watching youtube

Discussion in 'Computer Help' started by kjetillunde, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. sm625

    sm625 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    7,767
    Likes Received:
    23
    Wow that is seriously borked. I think in order for it to perform that badly it has to be throttling at some ridiculously low temperature. Like maybe 60C. Is your cpu fan working at all? Is the cooling system free of dust? You posted a temperature of 38C but I am wondering is that as high as it goes, even when running superpi?


    And to anyone: is there a way to tell what temperature it is throttling at?
     
  2. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2001
    Messages:
    33,726
    Likes Received:
    91
    RMclock can show you, via the graphs, at what temp it throttles, but that is for the CPU's internal throttling (I think). So if the BIOS is doing some sort of throttling, too, it may not detect that. I don't really know.
     
  3. kjetillunde

    kjetillunde Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you Steltek!
    I updated to the most recent Dell BIOS and that solved the problem! :)
    The multiplier raised to 6 and core speed to 1595mhz. The performance is much better now.

    The BIOS update did the trick! :)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. kjetillunde

    kjetillunde Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I also enabled Intel speed step again (witch I disabled earlier), and the multiplier raised to 9 and the core speed to 2392mhz. The result from superpi at 1M was 21s. Awesome! :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Ketchup

    Ketchup Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2002
    Messages:
    12,594
    Likes Received:
    8
    Very cool, glad it's working.
     
  6. Puppies04

    Puppies04 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,904
    Likes Received:
    2
    Glad you got it sorted.
     
  7. kjetillunde

    kjetillunde Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for all help! :)
     
  8. pete1229

    pete1229 Senior member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your problem is it's a Dell, a very old Dell! Old Dells really suck and are notoriously slow.
     
  9. Ketchup

    Ketchup Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2002
    Messages:
    12,594
    Likes Received:
    8
    Old computers are notoriously slow.
     
  10. kjetillunde

    kjetillunde Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I still have this problem when watching youtube or other video clip on the internet.... suddenly the Core Speed goes from 2525MHz to 350MHz and the Multiplier from x9.5 to x1.5..... everything is slow until I quit the video I`m watching on the internet.... Why?
     
  11. kjetillunde

    kjetillunde Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any suggestions?
     
  12. Virgorising

    Virgorising Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    4,470
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry, I beg to disagree with yr broad brush dissing. I am right now on a still pretty amazing Optiplex GX620 (Presler, PD 3.40) (got it used on eBay, upgraded it) and few can believe how fast it still is.

    Dell has many lines, and within each there is good and bad.
     
  13. Ketchup

    Ketchup Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2002
    Messages:
    12,594
    Likes Received:
    8
    I wonder if it's overheating. Do the fans spin up? Have you looked at CPU temps when this occurs?
     
Loading...