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Windows 7: PC Running Slow out of nowhere.

12 Oct 2013   #1
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
PC Running Slow out of nowhere.

So.. recently i've been having issues with my pc running slow and generally acting up.

Figured it may be a graphic card issue (as my pc would give blue screen at the game "Team Fortress 2" on the mod "Man vs Machine") so i bought a new 1, but ended up in same result. While that said. my pc seemed to "lagg", so i upgraded from 8gb ram to 16gb ram.

it didn't change anything at all. so i ended up cleaning the harddisc and installing windows from scratch. Which didn't help much either.

so.. that's why i've come to this place, asking for help to this issue.

(i've filled my spec info and such)

EDIT : i did sfc /scannow and it returned : Windows resourceprotection found damaged files, but not all files could be repaired (it's in danish, so poorly translated sorry)


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12 Oct 2013   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Welcome to the forums.

Does your PC randomly reboot, or does it just blue screen on Team Fortress?
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12 Oct 2013   #3
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Welcome to the forums.

Does your PC randomly reboot, or does it just blue screen on Team Fortress?
nope. it just blue screens and die. tho, my graphic card is "overheating" of what i know. it can't run the game on 300fps. it needs to be thrown down to 30fps or so. it's the only game doing so, as it's fine with bf3, l4d2, loco and whatever game i throw at it.. it's just that single game it's being completely retarded at.
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12 Oct 2013   #4
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
Open Task Manager and under Processes Tab click on CPU column to see which processes is taking up the most CPU cycles and suspect it (if it is CPU related). Do this both with nothing running then with any program that seems slow.
it only takes up 1% cpu at the current time. but whenever i try to open something (whatever it is). it takes so long to open and if i have multiple stuff open, which takes about 0% cpu (just a speak way). it would end up causing strange laggs..

for example, if i have League of legends open, torrent (download 1-3 torrents), firefox open (with 5 tabs, using about 100mb ram and tops 1-3% cpu.) it will cause strange laggs.

when starting up windows (with about nothing to start up, it will take a whole world war to stop loading)
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12 Oct 2013   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miyoki View Post
when starting up windows (with about nothing to start up, it will take a whole world war to stop loading)
Have you looked at the cores and clock speeds with something like CPU-Z? http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z...s-history.html

My wife's quad suddenly started running on only one core for some reason and it was taking forever to load Windows. I had to fix it by going into MSConfig and setting the number of processors manually in the Boot tab.

It may be what's happening with your rig.
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12 Oct 2013   #6
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miyoki View Post
when starting up windows (with about nothing to start up, it will take a whole world war to stop loading)
Have you looked at the cores and clock speeds with something like CPU-Z? CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

My wife's quad suddenly started running on only one core for some reason and it was taking forever to load Windows. I had to fix it by going into MSConfig and setting the number of processors manually in the Boot tab.

It may be what's happening with your rig.


not sure exactly what i had to do.. but ^
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12 Oct 2013   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Your core speed is running at about half of what it should be. I'm not that familiar with Intel, but I think your bus speed should be about 200 MHz not 99. The good news is that it's seeing all of your cores, but basically the machine is running at half speed.

Do you have some power saving function running? Or maybe the Power Saver mode in Window's Power Options turned on?

Like I said, I'm not that familiar with Intel CPUs. On an AMD, there is something called "Cool and Quiet" and it runs the processor at lower speeds when the CPU demand is low. There is something similar for Intel, but I can't remember what it's called, sorry.

Until someone with some Intel experience jumps in here, maybe try checking the power options in Control Panel and make sure that you aren't running in Power Saver mode.
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12 Oct 2013   #8
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Your core speed is running at about half of what it should be. I'm not that familiar with Intel, but I think your bus speed should be about 200 MHz not 99. The good news is that it's seeing all of your cores, but basically the machine is running at half speed.

Do you have some power saving function running? Or maybe the Power Saver mode in Window's Power Options turned on?

Like I said, I'm not that familiar with Intel CPUs. On an AMD, there is something called "Cool and Quiet" and it runs the processor at lower speeds when the CPU demand is low. There is something similar for Intel, but I can't remember what it's called, sorry.

Until someone with some Intel experience jumps in here, maybe try checking the power options in Control Panel and make sure that you aren't running in Power Saver mode.
the powersupply / settings / well eh under control panel has min cpu usage to 10% and max to 100%.

aside from that, everything else is set to never turn off / always high quality thingie. basically it should use the maximum it can. of what i understand
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12 Oct 2013   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miyoki View Post
the powersupply / settings / well eh under control panel has min cpu usage to 10% and max to 100%.

aside from that, everything else is set to never turn off / always high quality thingie. basically it should use the maximum it can. of what i understand
So you have the power setting set like this?

PC Running Slow out of nowhere.-power.png

That should run the processor at full speed. Other modes may not.


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12 Oct 2013   #10
Miyoki

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miyoki View Post
the powersupply / settings / well eh under control panel has min cpu usage to 10% and max to 100%.

aside from that, everything else is set to never turn off / always high quality thingie. basically it should use the maximum it can. of what i understand
So you have the power setting set like this?

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That should run the processor at full speed. Other modes may not.
yeah. that 1.
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