Sorry for the delay.
Ok, so I got everything moved over & yes, the paste was all gone from there The entire system had dust in it. I will have to be way more diligent in blowing it out.
The guy who did the job, although nice, doesn't seem to be too smart.
1. first he tells me I don't need all the fans in my case, only the one for the processor.
Are you kidding me? I purposely got this case with 3-4 fans b/c I was in Panama at the time & now I'm here & it's WAY hotter than Panama.
2. Tells me I shouldn't be running Avast AND Malewarebytes at the same time, that studies have been done to say they are both anti virus conflicting software.
I said noooo, MBAM is anti maleware, not anti virus.
Anyway, I spoke to another geek who says yes, they may conflict on the backend, but they should still work & I e-mailed MBAM & the guy who responded says he's been using Avast & MBAM for 10 years with no problems.
I made him put all the fans on & a friend who isn't a geek, but he thinks he is, says I should get this thermal cooling device, as I'm hoping I'm moving overseas & that country will also be very hot.
What are your thoughts? I can send you the URL to the one he found on NewEgg.
The computer hasn't had the same issue since the case was switched, BUT a problem I have had for about a month now that is really concerning me is still happening.
My computer is taking forever to load. He even commented on it & I have tons of memory & while it's not the fasted processor (the person who helped me choose the computer wasn't smart I later found out), it should't take this long to load.
AND it takes forever just for the desktop to load. I get the blue desktop screen (empty) & it literally takes almost 5+ minutes to start loading the icons on the desktop.
So if we can figure that out, that would be great.
As for what is launching on startup, there's only 2-3 pieces he mentioned I am okay with stopping upon startup, the rest I need & still it shouldn't take that long with the system I have.
I will try to get that task you sent me done in the next few days or so.
Thanks a ton