Dell Latitude D610
Pentium M 915 2.13GHz
1.5GB Ram, x300 video, 40GB HDD, Windows XP SP3
so recently i had noticed that it was running exceptionally slow compared to normal. first thing i did was check the task manager for anything suspicious, and although i didn't see anything running that wasn't normally there it was running at 100% cpu for 24 processes. suspecting a possible infection i scanned using both AVG and MalwareBytes and neither turned up with anything, not even a warning. i proceeded to start dell diagnostics and boom, during the PSA in POST i get a PM Timer 1 error 1000-0235 and can't continue. can anyone point me in the right direction as to continue troubleshooting or even a direct solution? dell tech support has been zero help so far.
This is a faulty mainboard component. If you have ATI video:
If you have Intel video:
so is the mainboard failing the only cause then? $235 is more than the computers worth.