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Why does my computer "grind" like an old computer?


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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:12 AM

I noticed lately that my computer is "grinding" like computers a long time ago. Is it because it's getting older. 

I have 16 RAM, 8 core AMD, 250GB SSD, and 1T HDD, but just moving around the mouse or going from page to page is making it grind. I noticed that when I bring it back out of sleep it takes a jaw dropping amount of time to load back up compared to what it had been doing. 

Any idears?



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:55 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:35 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 

 

I'm looking at the specs of this, and it says that it is for the older versions of Windows only.  Are you sure about this thing?



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

Seems to wok just fine for anyone other than you...from whom data is requested.

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:09 AM

Okay, I'll be back.  Thx



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:19 AM

I gotta find a minute to shut all of this down, and run this through.  



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:24 PM

 
 
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:27 PM

I'm kind of thinking that publishing this stuff on the internet is a bone head thing to do. 

I bought this computer used from a PC shop owner who didn't know how to fix the monitor screens from blacking out.  His loss was my gain, so I came up with a good deal.  



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:05 PM

We can delete this topic, if you like.  Members concerned about providing data when seeking help...well, those members probably ought not post topics, IMO.

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:30 PM

We can delete this topic, if you like.  Members concerned about providing data when seeking help...well, those members probably ought not post topics, IMO.

 

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Yes, I know.  So was this revealing anything significant either functionally or security breach wise?  



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

Did I do something here, or am I the patsy for the mod?  Hehe, was there any advice I could receive out of this?  I'm new to the site, but it seemed alright so far.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

You did not answer my question.  Do you want this topic deleted?  Or do you want to continue topic discussion?

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 04:45 PM

Ohhhhh.  Of course.  Hehe.  Let's keep this topic rolling.  What does the crystal ball say?   :question:  :mellow:



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

You have very high RAM usage by several processes that I believe warrant a trip to the Am I Infected forum.  The fact that you have 16GB RAM installed...does not justify that type of usage by a single process.let alone several.  A typical max RAM used figure for a single process is under 300MB and you have several that are considerably over that (2 times, 3 times, 10 times or more).

 

I see nothing hinting at any type of hardware issue.

 

Topic moved to Am I Infected for malware check.

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

Okay, well I have a lot of tabs open in a lot of windows for my research, so do you think that's what's doing it?

And does RAM ever make any noise?  

 

Try this, and tell me what you think.  This is video I just pulled up, and the sound where start poppling is what my sounds like almost all of the time......like an old computer.  I just would like to know what the sound comes from.  

I'll drop some windows, and see if that doesn't change things.  






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