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Inconsistent performance on my PC

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#1 TheBritishEmpire


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:43 AM

I have horribly inconsistent performance on my PC. At seemingly random times my PC slows down to a crawl, I mean even mouse movements in desktop are slow and sluggish, it is impossible to do anything. Imagine the worst case of malware infection on your old relative's 15 year old PC something like that. It is as if the CPU and RAM are both sitting at 100% use and your trying to still use the PC, yet neither are. At first I thought it only happened when the PC was left Idle, but it has happened to me just with standard use and during games. Any advice ?


PC Specs:


CPU: AMD FX-8350


MB:ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:57 PM

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):

     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.


#3 TheBritishEmpire

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

ok I ran into some problems with minitoolbox it just opens for a fraction of a second then closes.Speccy on the other hand works fine here's the link:



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

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