what could cause high cpu issue (hardware related i believe?)
Over the last week my computer has gone completely crazy. I lost a hard drive (3.5 inch backup drive) for seemingly no reason. Since then i've had the following probs
1.Taking forever get thru bios... fixed by removing bad drive
2.Taking forever to get windows loaded. About 2 mins to get thru the scroll bar screen
3.Random high cpu load. RR music studders but its not just rr. Sometimes cpu jumps to 100% at the desktop
4.This morning i had a few blue screens. Afternoon they went away.
What the hell could this be. The temp has been mad warmer here lately but i'm not sure its a heat issue. Would heat cause high cpu usage and a drive to crash within the same week? I've got two fans in the case a 40mm and a 80mm. Its a full desktop case mounted in the trunk. No devices have been added so i dont think its a driver issue. No software changes other than an upgraded rr which tests fine. Updated flash. So yea i think i've covered my bases here i just dont have a clue what else to check.
Is there any way other than within the windows system to test the processor speed? Windows says its 2.13ghz (normal) but its a xp-m so i wanna be sure the speed hasnt underclocked itsself. Anyway to test the RPMS n seek time on the hard drive. Ive never had any lags of any kind with rr so i know something is wrong!