I had previously started a thread: win 7 64bit clean install then massive slowdown
in the performance section, which discussed my issues, from which we concluded was hardware related.
I am not sure if I have bad settings, incompatible hardware, or broken stuff that needs replacing. The following will be a summary and update of the current symptoms:
Overall, I am experiencing very intense slowdowns that are seemingly random during my use of windows. However, the effects on the computer range from no noticable effect, as I am typing this on the computer now, to it moving so slow that nothing can be typed or manipulated on screen whatsoever for up to 5 minutes at a time. Typically what happens is that many processes in System and svchost are reading and writing information at once to my hard drive with response times in the thousands, sometimes 10s of thousands, and rarely a 100,000.
Also the boot time is very long, up to 10 minutes or longer, but again there are exceptions. Just about anytime the computer was restarted, in that windows was already open and told to restart, the subsequent reboot took significantly less time, and seemed to boot as it should normally.
Also, I get messages telling me to close programs when I shut down, but no programs are on the menu.
I have attempted multiple clean installs, have sent back the ram after getting verified errors and have also tried a set of ram of a different brand. In the previous post I have gone through and set the BIOS to the specific ram settings and this seemed to make it better on Sunday, but slowly these problems have come back and then today when I had experienced problems earlier before work, have just lowered the ram one voltage setting (.02V) and although it took 15 minutes to boot, it has not given me a problem in the half hour I have had it on. I had it set to my minimum of 1.85 on Sunday, to as closely match the manufacturer's 1.8V, and only raised it once to attempt to solve the problems on Monday when I started experiencing them again. It took roughly an hour and a half for the problems to begin creeping back in on sunday night and made the computer unusable on Monday after it booted.
I built this computer in January and it ran fine until about March. Since then I was dealing with the ram and did not have much time to spend on it until a few weeks ago. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated.
Asus P5N-D motherboard
Intel Q9550 Core 2 quad @2.83 ghz 12Mb 1333FSB
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 32MB/SATA-3G
2 X 2GB OCZ Vista Performance DDR2 PC6400 800Mhz
& 2x 2gb corsair xms2 DDR2 PC6400 800Mhz, using these 2 currently
OCZ ModXStream-Pro 700W PSU
Currently 1 in , but have 2x EVGA GeForce 8500 GT 1Gb +SLI, free from a friend
Zalman CNPS 9900 CPU
cooler & 2 Case Fans