So I recently replaced my motherboard because of a major issue of not being able to boot past the motherboard splash screen(couldn't even get into the bios). I changed the power supply from a Rosewill 650W to OCZ 600W. After the installation I reinstalled Windows 7 and have got my drivers up and running.
I had been using an Intel DZ77GA-70K EXTREME board with an Intel i7-3770K cpu. And the processor hardly ever got above 50% usage.
I am now running an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4. And my processor is running like crap. For example: it maxes out trying to play youtube videos. And is constantly getting completely overwhelmed, hitting 99% use all the time.
I also upgraded the RAM from 8gb to 16gb, the RAM has not been an issue, the RAM usage has been quite low.
At the moment I'm using an older 1gb GeForce 8400GS video card, I need a new power supply to get my 2gb Gigabyte HD7870 running(which I was running before). I know this would slow things down a bit, but would have this affect on the processor?!
Please any advice would be great, I haven't had the best understanding of how to choose motherboards and I'm afraid I just made a really bad choice and am now paying for it.
Thanks so much for reading!