you want to do an extensive search of his CPU? ok i call shenanagins in this guy.Fastecho419 said:I own 17 comps that my dad just as I say 'takes in from the trash' and I'm pretty sure I could figure out what's the problem after an extensive search of your CPU. But just from slowing down I'm figuring that your computer is either old or has a virus. You should send it back to the person or company you bought it from.
Dell is notorious for loading your computer up with crap that you don't need or want before sending it to you. I'm willing to bet that if you hit ctrl+alt+del to bring up the task manager, then looked at the "processes" tab, there would be quite a long list of unnecessary things running. A friend of mine gave me her dell this past January with the same complaints you have. I just convinced her to let me re-format, then re-install only the programs she needed, and it's been smooth ever since. Of course you don't HAVE to format, but it's an option.LookOverThere said:IT was the best one they had from dell at the time.
That's a good start. Try that and if you don't see better performance, get someone with experience to look at it.Spudchucker said:just go through with what allstart said, then look through add/remove programs to see just what you have installed that you dont need. if you see anything associated with gator or bonzai buddy or any other retarded junk like that just delete it from your computer