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Build a new AMD computer. It's slow as hell?


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#1 Hello_from_ny

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 02:12 AM

I'm not a genius building computers, obviously, I built two pcs in the past and just "finished" the third one.  The first two pcs I've built are fast without any lag at all.  I think the first pc I;ve built is a decade old.  Works perfectly.

 

Now, I've put together a third pc and It's acting well... weird.  It's slow, that blue halo by the cursor shows up, I get "Not Responding" messages, installing anything takes so long that I had to end it.  Sometimes I cannot shut the pc down, it just won't let me.  i also cannot install realteck audio for sound.  Just a lot of problems.

 

All the parts were bought new.  The CPU is an AMD FX-8320 Vishera and the motherboard is a MSI 990FXA Gaming.  Actual assembling of the parts were done normally.  

 

After putting the pc together, I let the computer idle when it's under the bios screen.  The idle temps. are 20-22 Celsius.  Motherboard temps are in the same range.  Motherboard detected the 16GB (2x8GB) ram.  First thing I did was updated the bios.  Computer acted wierd with windows installed, not sure if I did something wrong so I reformatted the hdd and started again.  

 

Windows didn't have driver's for wireless card, so I used the TPLink software no biggie.  Installed Panda AntiVirus due to the fact it's lightweight.  Firewall is Comodo.  I have the same two software on another computer, that computer is fine. I don't think it's these two software causing the problem.  No other security software is installed.  OS is windows 7 professional 64bit.

 

Tried to install software for video card.  It took about 15 mins and still not installed on HDD?  PC froze.  I have no idea what's going on.  Sata cables are brand new as well.  Could the ram be defected?  I dunno, what should I do?



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:39 AM

Well it has to be something, those are good specs so something is indeed going on. To verify maybe you can try linux on it, at least as a live medium to make sure your hardware is singing right

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:31 PM

Is the RAM running at its advertised speed? Many manufactures set a "fallback" speed as the default. You may have to enable XMP to get the rated speed and timings.
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Posted 07 February 2016 - 01:34 AM

Yeah I thought that as well, but was going to go there as a set of checks

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:21 AM

I don't know what XMP is?  This is the full part list:

-AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8core AM3+

-MSI 990FXA AM3+

-G. Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2x8gb) DDR3 1866

-Asus Radeon R7 360 Direct X 12 2GB 128bit GDDR5

-XFX Core Pro 850W

-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

-Seagate 2TB 

 

While in BIOS, before and after I updated it, it says 16GB 1866.  The MSI booklet had a diagram of how ram was suppose to be installed it showed dual channel as slot 1 and 3.  Do you think the ram are in the wrong slots?  Are the ram sticks defective?

 

But I cannot install sound?  I tried to install realteack audio and had an error message?  Something about drivers.



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:39 AM

Possibly defective ram, won't rule it out

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:55 AM

It's possible, but you should look for an XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile) setting in the motherboard's BIOS. On my Gigabyte mobo, it's under 'advanced memory settings' and a duplicate option is under 'advanced frequency settings'. In other words, it's where the overclocking settings are located.


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 01:11 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
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  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 12:27 PM

Hey sorry I've been away, I'll post the results soon.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:34 AM

Okay.....  I cannot install anything.  The ring by the cursor pops up and the whole screen turns white.  Idk what's wrong with this damn thing and I'm finding more problems.  The front usb 3.0s do not work but I plug them into the usb 3.0 slots on mobo.  I ran memtest 86 and zero errors.  

 

xmp is now enable.  I tried to right click on my computer to look under proprieties and the whole thing froze.  I don't get it I had ZERO problems putting all the parts together.  Idk, what couild be causing the problem?  The mobo, I doubt it.  

 

Should I try reformatting again?  I litterally cannot install anything at all.  Sata cables are brand new and I tested another port on mobo.  



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:36 PM

I would start with the process of elimination. If it were me I would start by swapping out the power supply from your other known good working unit and see what happens. Next (again if this were me) I would make sure you have your memory command rate set at 2t if you by chance set it at 1t, and I would back it down to 1600 Mhz for now if you had previously set it @ 1866. Next step would be to check the slots that your memory is populating and consider changing them to the other two slots. Clearing CMOS I would also do. Using a different GPU is also a consideration for testing.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:23 PM

If you can't install anything, try opening task manager. Tell us the contents of the processes tab.
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