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HELP! My computer suddenly doesn't work properly

by UsedMagneto / May 18, 2017 10:29 AM PDT

This may be long, but I need help. First, my graphics card because it all comes from it, I think: old GTX 660ti 2gb and now GTX 1060 6gb.
Long story short, after 4 years of good use, my 660 ti overheated and basically stopped working (in the last month, it was at a constant 75-80 C when in-game), so I bought a GTX 1060 6gb from Gigabyte. After about 2-3 hours of tweaking in my PC with the PCI cable and the Bios, it finally ''worked''. I say that because, my PC detected the GPU, but according to GPU Tweak, the clock boost was at 606 instead of 1771 and the memory clock was at 808 instead of 8008. I had to manually set everything everytime I started my PC, because it couldn't save the settings, despite my research and attempts. First 2 days, everything fine, excepts the GPU Tweak thing. Third day, I start my PC and the desktop and everything is running at about 0.1 FPS, I am not joking, I cannot do anything. I decide to restart my PC and everything is fine. Fourth day, being today, I start my PC and the first 2 hours or so are fine, until it starts to lag like yesterday, I restart it, all good for about 15 minutes, then lag and now as soon as I get on my desktop, everything drops to that 0.1 FPS. Last time I tried (about 20 minutes ago) the screen went black, then back on, then all sorts of colors appeared, then black, then colors and I decided to shut it down. So here I am on my laptop with no clue as to what to do. Just so you know, everything was fine with my old GPU, I haven't downloaded any program or gone to any weird websites in the last 4 days.

Please help,


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Let's hear a little more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2017 11:46 AM PDT
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by UsedMagneto / May 18, 2017 11:57 AM PDT

Intel core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
GTX 1060 6gb from gigabyte
Asus P8 Z77-VLK motherboard
8gb DDR3 Ram
CX600W PSU from Corsair
Zalman case with 3 integrated fans

I think that's it, as for the speecy, i'll look into it.

Thanks again,


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Looks OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2017 11:59 AM PDT
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Since the machine does not need the 1060 GPU unplug that so you can get a Web Speccy report.

-> That sort of machine should NOT require any BIOS tinkering. Is the BIOS out of date?

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Bios are OK
by UsedMagneto / May 18, 2017 1:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Looks OK.

Title, I haven't touched the Bios and everything seems fine. Since my last update, everything is fine, I don't know what is causing this, but I doubt it is gone. I'll give feedback if the problem reoccurs, but for now, i'm good.

Thanks for your help,


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Some update
by UsedMagneto / May 18, 2017 12:22 PM PDT

As the title says, i'm giving some info/update. I tried booting my PC and everything was fine for about 5 minutes, then all dropped. I managed to go into the TM and find that all the disk % was being used by the system and steam. I ended steam and now the PC is holding up. I am currently running a scan with windows defender ( I have Win 10 Pro 64. Forgot to mention it). Maybe this is useless info, but I am trying to give as much detail as possible.


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Final update
by UsedMagneto / May 19, 2017 9:23 AM PDT

Good morning,

after a scan of about 6 hours, Windows defender detected 2 files both called Trojanx32(...) each with a severe treat level. After deleting both of these, my PC seems to be ok. I don't know what to say but to be careful if you find a file called Trojanx32.

Thank you,


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