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Since: 3.1.02
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Lately my computer's been running slower than usual, and when I try to watch DVDs (using my dandy DVD drive) the picture and audio is all choppy. I run AdAware & SpyBot regularly, but my Norton AntiVirus is pretty outdated. Can anybody tell me how I can get my computer back to it's old self, and what the hell's wrong with it??



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Since: 2.1.02
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Is your resolution too high? I know when I try to watch DVDs at 1680x1050 ("full" wide screen) it can get a bit choppy and I'll have to turn it down to 1400x1050 or so, especially if it's an action movie.




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The first question I would ask is what have you changed or added? (Especially in the way of applications/services (things like Norton which pretty much run constantly to keep an eye on whatever it is they are supposed to do/prevent))

Troubleshooting a computer online like this with little to no information isn't the easiest thing to do either. It's a lot like coming here and saying my nose is running and I have a temperature. What should I do?




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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Maybe your virus=Very Yes. (Homestar Runner)


Oh yes. Very yes. I hate Norton. McAfee is my virus-fixing friend.



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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Maybe your virus=Very Yes. (Homestar Runner)

Sorry if I'm in trouble for being off-topic but man was that a weird e-mail. But maybe it just means it's time for the Compy 486 or the Compy Pentium or something.



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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by The Thrill
      Maybe your virus=Very Yes. (Homestar Runner)

    Sorry if I'm in trouble for being off-topic but man was that a weird e-mail. But maybe it just means it's time for the Compy 486 or the Compy Pentium or something.


Wasn't the 386 more advanced than the 486? My first machine was a 386, so I think the answer is yes.



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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    Wasn't the 386 more advanced than the 486? My first machine was a 386, so I think the answer is yes.

386<486<586 (Pent = 5)
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