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    why does my comp do this

    my comp always seem to hang slightly

    is this normal like say if i am doing something then slip a cd in it will hang until cd is ready to go then allow me to carry also when running something like ad aware ie goes relly slow

    could it be my power supply strugling with power

    have a crappy 450 qtec

    tagan 480w will be here monday think ill see any difference

    msi kt3 ultra 2 mobo running via 4.51 drivers <<could these be the prob
    xp1700
    cdrw
    dvdrom
    5 fans
    harddrve
    sblaster live 5.1
    floppy
    leadtek fx5900 with own power input aswell

    you think the qtec is struggling or i have some other serious probs somewhere

    looking at voltages on psu(and i aint got much of a clue here

    they read

    vcore 1.77
    3.3v=3.37
    5v=5.2
    12v=12.06

    cpu temp 46 system temp 38

    thats a smuch info i know to give you for the time being

    any kinda help would be appriciated

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    512 meg ddr ram 2700 differents sticks though

    mmm come to think of it i bought some of them cheapy ram covers that surround the ram a while back to supposedly keep them cool i wonder if these could be having an effect

    p.s i have ran the memory at 266 in line with fsb of processer and also at 333 both with same results

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    All computers hang shortly when you put a CD in the drive and Ad-aware is HDD intensive so that could be causing IE to run slowly.

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    Yeah the first thing Windows does when you put a CD in ist o try and mount the file system. Until this is done the PC oftens seems to lock up. If the CD is not readable it can be quite a problem. Also i find multisession writable disks often take quite a long time to mount.

    IT seems to depend a bit on the drive. Eg. the workstation dells in my college lab aften hang for quite a while when trying to read a disk but on my home computer it is barelly noticable.

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    It might be my imagination, but it didn't hang so much for me when I put all my hard drives on one IDE cable, and my optical drives on the Secondary.
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    You should never run CD-ROM drives and Hard Disks on the same IDE cable.

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