OK, I’ve just put a new mobo in my son’s PC.
It’s an AMD 3200 and runs at 2.2GHz, with 512MB of DDR400 RAM.
It’s a clean install so no old-system related shenanigans, but it is so SLOW. His sister’s 1.6 runs faster than it. The problem lies with not using all the CPU juice.
Task Manager shows that the system’s CPU uses at most 8%, normally only 4%, whilst the System Idle Process quite happily chugs away at 90%+ despite trying to run various apps which require some processor activity.
I’ve Google this and people seem to have the same problem but I’ve yet to see a solution - spyware has been suggested, but it can’t be that, as it happened before he even connected top the 'net! And it’s all up to date with all the necessary AVG, Spybot, SpywareBlaster, etc.
Anyone got any ideas, 'cos I’m tearing my hair out here - seems every PC in the house is on strike ATM!