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I don't understand why my computer is so slow

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3 years ago#1
So for the last couple of weeks my computer has really slowed down. I noticed it when I had lots of raw image files open in Photoshop. I then move the files onto my external hard drive. However the slowness continued. I've defragged, done multiple virus scans, uninstalled lots of unused programs and games, deleted unused files, adjusted my visual effects settings, found and delete duplicate files, updated my drivers, and more. I have read that I might need to upgrade my RAM or replace it, or that it could be faulty CPU cooling, my hard drive just naturally slowing down (which is odd because of my 1.5 TB hard drive, I still have 950 GB remaining). I've also used disc clean up multiple times as well. I have also done the scan at crucials website to see how much RAM I have and how much I can install, and I already have 8GB installed, but I can have up to 16GB installed. I am heading to NCIX right now and I'm wondering what my best move is. I really don't know what to do here because I really don't want to have to do a complete restore of Windows 7. if anyone could provide some helpful tips it would be greatly appreciated.
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3 years ago#2
Back up your stuff and do a fresh Windows install. It is the best way. | |
3 years ago#3
TheFeshPince posted...
Back up your stuff and do a fresh Windows install. It is the best way.

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3 years ago#4
My specs are

Intel core i7 2600 3.4 ghz
8gb ddr3
1.5tb hdd
Msi r6950 twin frozr ii
Corsair tx750

I'm on my phone right now so that's why nothings capitalized properly haha
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3 years ago#5
The best idea would have been to check your resources usage when this happen so you would know if the memory was full or the processor had a very high usage.

But you already are on the way to buy parts, and have no idea what do you need.
Mystery is the source of all true science.
3 years ago#6
Sorry what I meant to say was I'm going to go to NCIX not I'm already heading there now. so is a complete reinstall of windows really my best option here?
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3 years ago#7
ctrl+shift+esc, check how many processes running and how much CPU power/RAM is being used on freshboot etc.

if you can't find prob: back up your crap, reinstall OS
3 years ago#8
It's because you touch yourself at night or touch others at night. That's bad touch, not good touch.

The PC knows.
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3 years ago#9
Complete re install and if you find it continues to happen after replace your hard drive with an ssd and just use externals for storage.
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3 years ago#10
Ok well I'm happy to report that the clean install definitely got rid of the slowdown. PC is running smooth.

However, when I go to to the download page for iTunes, this happens:

The sidebox has that error message/fail/thing. Why is it doing that/how do I get it to go away haha?

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