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Computer slow even after restoring computer.

by andrdfry / January 26, 2015 1:35 PM PST

My computer specs are
i7 930
24gb ram
2gb 760gt graphics card

Ok so my computer is about 4 years old now and I feel like something is wrong. My computer is very slow doing stuff it use to do pretty efficiently. I download a lot which I understands corrupts the computer but every so often I restore my computer to factory settings, re install the OS and even afterwards it still feels slow.

I dont get the frame rate I use to, and loading times are just insane. I have looked at the CPU and memory usage and both are pretty low but the speed is just not there anymore.

I feel like the Hard Drive is going out, its the only thing I can think of that would affect the loading times and why even after a system restore the load times and performance is hampered.

So my question is do you think this is the problem? If so what do you recommend? I know SSD is probably the way to go but storage is an issue, I have 500gb right now and contantly have to uninstall stuff to make sure I dont go into the red. So I would think and SSD with a HD would work but have never done that before. What do I put on the SSD and what do I put on the HD, most of the stuff is games and programs on my computer. What are some good recommendations for SSD or SSD/HD combo?

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Clarification Request
You didn't mention cleaning
by Steven Haninger / January 26, 2015 11:13 PM PST

Overheating can cause a CPU to step down in order to save itself. As well,about that 24 gigs of RAM...what type of modules and how are they configured? There are no identical pair sets that add up to 24 gigs so you must have a mixture. In such cases, we try to find two identical modules of largest size, pair them, and remove the rest just to test.

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RAM is the same.
by andrdfry / January 27, 2015 12:54 AM PST

They are all the same. 6 4gb of CORSAIR Vengeance.

My CPU is liquid cooled so I havent done anything to clean the CPU really since I dont know how that all works really and didnt want to take that off, the rest of the computer I use can air often.

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That's old enough for not only cleaning
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2015 11:47 PM PST

But heatsink dry out issues. It's time.

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by andrdfry / January 27, 2015 12:56 AM PST

Not understand what you are trying to say. Are you saying I should replace my heatsink to my CPU? Mine is liquid cooled and never really messed with it, what do I do with that?

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It's the compound that tends to dry out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2015 1:01 AM PST
In reply to: claification

I'd re-do the GPU as well when I'm in there. It's old enough to need the usual work.

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PS, for clarity.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2015 1:11 AM PST

This is not a for sure going to fix it answer. It's only on the list due to the age of the machine. It could be the HDD has begun to have issues or that "restore" didn't have the right effect.

There's also a few kinds of restores. I would be guessing which it was.

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by andrdfry / January 27, 2015 1:30 AM PST
In reply to: PS, for clarity.

How I restore the computer is insert the OS disk, restart the computer press the f7, f9,.f11, which ever one it is, get to the system restore, reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS.

Ill try getting a new heatsink as well though.

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Again, no new heatsink. Just the compound.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2015 1:36 AM PST
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As to the OS disk, almost all machines would be slow after such. There are some dozen steps after we install Windows which I've yet to find anyone list because your PC is unique.

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if you just reinstall
by renegade600 / January 27, 2015 6:52 AM PST

computers will slow with age no matter what you do. however, if you just reinstalled, it will usually take a few days before it will get back some of the speed. some of the following could be what is causing the slowing. computer is being indexed, windows could be updating, you need to update the drivers from the computer manufacturers and other.

If you think the drive is going out, run seatools and have it check your drive. It will only check not fix for non seagate drives. If you want it to fix while it is checking then run the diagnostic utility from the drives manufacturer.

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check BIOS settings
by James Denison / January 27, 2015 7:50 PM PST

make sure you have all the correct settings for RAM speed and CPU.

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