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Several Issues with my Gaming Rig


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#1 naxor

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:55 PM

I've got a desktop PC which I bought of off BestBuy and upgraded with a GTX 970. I went a while without using it but now that I'm back into gaming the computer has began to run extremely slow. Programs take ages to load and it feels slow overall. I've run CCleaner and have Malwarebytes activated. The computer also shuts down if I use it without cranking the GPU's fans to max. How can I make it run faster and fix the overheating issues? 

 

Given I've got nothing of substance in the computer other than my Steam games, how could I possibly save my games and apply a factory reset? Would it go back to Windows 8 or stay in Windows 10? Forgive the structure of my post but I must ask one final question. How can I set my computer to utilise all of it available resources to crypto mining while I sleep? Thank you in advance and sorry for the wide array of questions. If you aren't a superhuman and only know the answer to a few of my questions please do so! Cheers!



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:07 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

I'm going to request that you run a Speccy Snapshot which will provide us with important information regarding this computer.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.

The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

speccy...1png_zpsr3irze6o.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy...2_zpsia3rp09d.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:49 PM

The make model is Asus Essentio M51AC.

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/aFeztNu0toLr5AAOGRRiscl


What is the make and model of this computer?

 

I'm going to request that you run a Speccy Snapshot which will provide us with important information regarding this computer.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.

The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

speccy...1png_zpsr3irze6o.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy...2_zpsia3rp09d.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy...3_zpsnj1twsfh.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

done.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:34 PM

Based on the report and your description. I'd suspect the hard drive. Have you run Spinrite? (Not promoting)  Have you thought about rebuilding to an SSD for the boot drive and relegating the 2TB drive to storage and less intensive applications? 



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:27 AM

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There was no indications of any problems with the OP's hdd.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:53 AM

@naxor

 

There is one problem with the Speccy Snapshot.  It will occasionally throw figures that are not consistent with other figures.  In this case it shows the following temperatures:

 

CPU                   45c

Motherboard      115c

Graphics             43c

 

Obviously the motherboard temperature is unrealistic.  If the temperature of the motherboard was anywhere close to this figure the CPU's temperature would reflect this overheating as well.  But in order to get a "second opinion" please download, install, and run CPUIDHM.

 

I see that you upgraded the GPU to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970.  This GPU requires at least a 500W PSU.  Unfortunately the Speccy does not include the make and model of the PSU so I don't know what came with this computer.  Did you upgrade the PSU to be sufficient with this GPU?

 

Did you download and install a bunch of third party programs on this computer.  There are two things that can slow down a new computer, the bloatware which came with it and third party applications which are embedded in a great deal of program downloads now days.  If you do the following you can find and remove any of these third party appls.

 

Please run AdwCleaner

Please download AdwCleaner and install it.

When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.

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Click on Scan to start the scan.

Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.

If there are no malicious programs are found you will receive the following message.

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Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.

 

Please download and install Junkware Removal Tool.

Open your browser and go to Downloads, then click on the Junkware Removal Tool to install it.  

Click on Run to initiate the installation.

To avoid potential conflicts, temporarily disable your antivirus and firewall.  You will want to be offline when you do this.

Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select Run as Administrator.

The tool will open and start scanning your system.

Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.

On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.  Copy and this and then post this in your topic.


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