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New fx 8350 really slow, any ideas?

#1HarryMaySinPosted 10/14/2013 9:38:18 AM
Just bought an fx 8350, and although not happy about it I cant convince the store manager to let me trade it in.

I upgraded from an fx 6100 and its slower

Even right clicking something on the desktop it takes 3 seconds for the right-click menu to appear.....

Firefox has been super slow and crashing constantly

Even seems like my download speeds are slow

Here are my specs

fx 8350 OC @ stock speeds
windows 8.1
corsair 760 watt PSU
gtx 760
16 gb RAM

thanks guys.

really sucks when you buy a new processor and it processes things slower than the lost one.
#2r0ge00Posted 10/14/2013 9:42:34 AM
#3maybecallsPosted 10/14/2013 9:43:37 AM
Is it overheating/have sufficient cooling/thermal paste correctly applied?
#4Orestes417Posted 10/14/2013 10:07:14 AM
Yeah. That shouldn't be happening. Either you got bad hardware, something isn't installed/set up correctly, or something's screwy with the Windows install.
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#5g7g7g7g7Posted 10/14/2013 10:15:18 AM
Check BIOS settings on MOBO and check the manufacturers website for a new firmware update.

What is your mobo if you don't mind us asking, a lot of AM3/3+ are only designed for processors up to the FX 8150.
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#6DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/14/2013 10:41:14 AM
Make sure your motherboard can handle a 125w tdp.
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#7ChocobonerPosted 10/14/2013 11:15:27 AM
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#8WyzeGyePosted 10/14/2013 11:32:25 AM
Sounds to me like you never installed the cooler/paste properly. That would explain your loud fan and slow speeds.

What are your temps?
#9Fisto81Posted 10/14/2013 11:32:43 AM
My guess is the heat sink isn't seated correctly and it's overheating/throttling.
#10JaspaI_IlPosted 10/14/2013 11:38:56 AM