Acer M3802 slows down, media gets choppy after an hour

By cornishconnect
Jul 11, 2010
  1. Hi All,

    I have here a new PC, it's a Acer M3802, for the first hour into a movie or listeining to music it is fine but after an hour or so, the pc slows down, everything becomes all laggy and choppy, also the sound gets distorted.

    I did a reformat a month a go and it was fine, if it happens now I have to restart the pc and sometimes wait for the machine to cool down.


    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Manufacturer Acer
    System Model Aspire M3802
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, 2499 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P01-A1, 31/08/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.6
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United Kingdom
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
    User Name CornishConnect\Lawrie M3UHQ
    Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.97 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.44 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 7.93 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 6.28 GB
    Page File Space 3.97 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Thanks, Lawrie
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    If it's under warranty call tech support, before you do download Speedfan to see what your temps are so you can tell the tech. If the computer was out of warranty i would suggest adding a pci fan and mount it right above your video card. I would also update video drivers and make sure the inside of the computer is dust fee. If the computer is sitting on a carpet put it up on something to get it off the carpet for better airflow.
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