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New pc slowing down

by burnty / March 28, 2013 2:06 AM PDT

Hey guys, during the summer vacation I assembled my own new pc and now I 'm having some trouble with it.

For a week or so now the pc has been slowing down after it has been on for a while. This slowing down doesn't really seem to occur gradually but happens suddenly and when I restart the pc then most of the time it works like a charm again, for a while.

I have tried a lot of things, I've gotten rid of a lot of programs, I've disabled some processes from starting up on startup, I've ran my AV (kaspersky), malwarebytes anti-malware and CC cleaner, I've also checked the temps, which seemed to be fine and fragmentation of the hard drives shouldn't be an issue since I have a weekly defragmentation.

My pc speccs: Gigabyte GV-N670OC-2GD (GTX670)
I-5 3570k
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
2TB WD caviar green (WD20EARX)
an older 1TB HDD of which I don't know the exact model
G.Skill Ares 8Gb DDR3 memory
a 750W PSU by corsair
Windows 7 64 bit
and an asus xonar D1 sound card


Is there any one that might be able to help? I have no idea what to do any more.

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Check the temps & paging file size
by wpgwpg / March 28, 2013 2:16 AM PDT
In reply to: New pc slowing down

Your temperatures should be under 50 degrees C. If over that, you may have a problem. I use SpeedFan to check. Also check that the paging file should be at least as large as your RAM - 8 GB in this case. With 8 GB I wouldn't think you'd be doing much paging, but then I don't know what all you're running. When Windows runs low on RAM, it will start paging; if it runs out of paging space, it will put everything on hold a few seconds while it extends the size of the file.

Good luck.

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checked
by burnty / March 28, 2013 3:07 AM PDT

the paging file is 8GB and my temps are between 30-40 degrees C when running simple programs like firefox

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You wrote
by glb613 / March 28, 2013 3:10 AM PDT
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"I've disabled some processes from starting up on startup"

You only need your security software and touchpad/mouse if using a notebook.

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disabled those
by burnty / March 28, 2013 3:21 AM PDT
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yeah, that's why I disabled some, since they weren't actually needed. The only ones that still start up are: Logitech Gaming Framework, 2x HsMgr (of which I don't really know what it is?), Logitech Gaming Software and Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

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Try booting to Safe Mode & checking for viruses
by wpgwpg / March 28, 2013 9:35 AM PDT
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Get your antivirus program up to date and boot into Safe Mode. Note that some viruses can hide themselves from your antivirus program in normal mode, so you really need to scan in Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode when you first power up, hit F8 about once a second until you get the menu and select Safe Mode. Then run a full system scan.

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thanks for the tip
by burnty / March 29, 2013 1:29 AM PDT

I didn't know that, thanks for the tip, will certainly try it and report back.

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didn't find anything
by burnty / March 29, 2013 11:14 PM PDT
In reply to: thanks for the tip

Okay, so I tried this, but the AV didn't find anything when scanning in safe mode

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Burnty you can try this
by pentagramrahul / March 30, 2013 5:55 PM PDT
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Burnty why dont you try to run SCANDISK....Might check error that might effecting your harddisk...

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