I need help with my computer, kinda slow or something related

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  1. CaLy

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  2. boyonthebus

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    Where did you get your Windows 7 installation from? Was the source reputable? Your specs look good. One thing I am thinking of is your power supply. A bad power supply will slow things down.
     
  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    What can slow down Windows :
    - Hardware configuration : it is not the case on you side as I can see in speccy's screenshot. Did you install the correct drivers for your MB ?
    - processes than can take a lot of memory : launch some progs you use and look in task manager to evaluate CPU and memory usage
    - Windows 7 slows down after some months, years, by experience I clean the system frequently with uncleaner and Ccleaner to eliminate logs and other temporary files.
    - Do not forget to clean your drive after updating the system to compress or delete old updates you can gain some GBytes. Have you installed all the updates from M$ side since fresh install ?
    - Some services also are not really neccesary then you can stop them definitivly.
     
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  5. Krager

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    Check the health of your SSDs. Not familiar with the OCZ brand, but they should provide software for that. For example Samsung offers software called Samsung Magician to do low level SSD stuff.
     
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    my first thought is making sure your chip set drivers are up tp date then your graphic's drivers, if all you did was format your "c" drive your connections would still be good and your power supply should be ok, did you install something after you installed windows the first time that required special drivers possibly for the ssd drives , from the sounds of it sounds like you have a settings or driver problem not a hardware problem .
     
  8. Hadron-Curious

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    I have come across the same thing. Check for all updates and patches - which are still available Windows Update.
     
  9. nodnar

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    -1. disconnect the router.
    -2. reboot.
    -3.check speed.
    -4. if not back to normal, run a scanner.
    -5. does not seem to be hardware, but could be malware that mse missed.
     
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  10. Yen

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    #10 Yen, Apr 23, 2019
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    I don't think it's the hardware (SSD) nor a missing / default driver issue...
    Maybe a settings issue....have you changed something at the BIOS setup?
    Check if the SSDs are really running in AHCI mode (AHCI driver used).....

    The right approach for trouble shooting would be IMHO to start over reinstalling the OS from a verified source before installing anything else. Then check if the issue already is present.....

    But for now......

    Firstly I'd remove MSE.
    Then I'd run Malwarebytes

    Bench the SSD to check if it's really SSD speed related.....

    And before the fresh installation your speed was OK?!?

    I know that SSDs get more speed after a while after an re-installation of an OS.
    When doing a fresh installation of the OS the cells are unorganized.

    The SSD controller needs some time and some reboots to organize them...

    Do NOT use w7 defrag on SSDs.
     
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  11. QueenOfTech

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    1. Do you have a SSD?
    2. Have you enabled disk caching?
    3. How much RAM do you have?
     
  12. MS_User

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    #12 MS_User, May 1, 2019
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    looks like he has a build in switchable graphics card the problem mite be their disable one and just run one on and see how the OS feels also i see win 7 sp1 didnt MS release a sp2 for win7 i dont remember havent use it in a long time but by default win7 is real slow compare to win10...im my opinion u need to move on and go to 10.
     
  13. Michaela Joy

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  14. Timothy Whitfield

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    How?
     
  15. boyonthebus

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    Low voltage.
     
  16. Joe C

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    eh.... this op only made the one post, never replied to anybody and it's been over 5 weeks
    :Flush:
     
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  17. Timothy Whitfield

    Timothy Whitfield MDL Novice

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    How does "low voltage" make a computer run slow?
     
  18. WindowsGeek

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    Well if PSU is failing in can slow down the mobo lack of proper voltage to all your chips.
     
  19. pcnavarra

    pcnavarra MDL Senior Member

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    For me low voltage on cpu and mem sticks = No heat issues Whatsoever.