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Optimising an i7 2600k system without overclocking

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September 5, 2013 4:32:55 AM

Hi Guys

I'm a real noob when it comes to the real technical part of computing (but you learn everyday right?). Anway, I have an i7 2600k running on a gigabyte z68 motherboard with 8 gigs of RAM (windows 7 64bit ) and a normal sata 1TB HDD. Everything is running on stock speed (its mostly a gaming pc, running a gtx 550 ti as well on it) and while it runs fine, its not as fast as I anticipated. Granted I do have a few programs installed which kick in during start up, however I was wondering if there is anything I could do to really optimize the use of its 4 cores? Usually when I boot into windows, it takes an awfully long time for things to get ready before I can start using it. I don't want to overclock, I'm just hoping there is something else I could do to increase performance?
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September 5, 2013 4:42:22 AM

Get an SSD!!!, for a gaming system, you should have gotten 2500k with a GTx 560Ti...
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September 5, 2013 4:42:46 AM

Whats not running well? If it's just games, I'd say your video card is your low end component. What about your hd? And what do mean, not as fast as your anticipated? Was it fast from the start and now it's not? If that's the case, it's probably just Windows bloat. Happens, updates and crap get installed and your pc slows down. That's why I do a fresh install every 6 months or so, just to get that "new pc smell" again for a while till it gets windows bloat and slows down.
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September 5, 2013 4:55:55 AM

legendkiller said:
Get an SSD!!!, for a gaming system, you should have gotten 2500k with a GTx 560Ti...

I would have but the 550 Ti was the most high end graphics card the shop had at the time I built it. I tried to get the best there was at the time.

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September 5, 2013 4:57:55 AM

getochkn said:
Whats not running well? If it's just games, I'd say your video card is your low end component. What about your hd? And what do mean, not as fast as your anticipated? Was it fast from the start and now it's not? If that's the case, it's probably just Windows bloat. Happens, updates and crap get installed and your pc slows down. That's why I do a fresh install every 6 months or so, just to get that "new pc smell" again for a while till it gets windows bloat and slows down.


I have a normal SATA 1TB internal HDD. Thanks I think it maybe Windows bloat, its like when I boot into windows it takes ages for everything to get ready

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September 5, 2013 6:13:57 AM

Ozzy24 said:
getochkn said:
Whats not running well? If it's just games, I'd say your video card is your low end component. What about your hd? And what do mean, not as fast as your anticipated? Was it fast from the start and now it's not? If that's the case, it's probably just Windows bloat. Happens, updates and crap get installed and your pc slows down. That's why I do a fresh install every 6 months or so, just to get that "new pc smell" again for a while till it gets windows bloat and slows down.


I have a normal SATA 1TB internal HDD. Thanks I think it maybe Windows bloat, its like when I boot into windows it takes ages for everything to get ready



Go download CCleaner, reason why is because there's lots of files that stacked up from cache and other wasteful files, CCleaner will clean those files so it'll boost up your boot time/loading... My SSD was quite slow when this happen until i cleaned it and it load windows faster as if I just got it new...
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September 6, 2013 12:22:32 AM

legendkiller said:
Ozzy24 said:
getochkn said:
Whats not running well? If it's just games, I'd say your video card is your low end component. What about your hd? And what do mean, not as fast as your anticipated? Was it fast from the start and now it's not? If that's the case, it's probably just Windows bloat. Happens, updates and crap get installed and your pc slows down. That's why I do a fresh install every 6 months or so, just to get that "new pc smell" again for a while till it gets windows bloat and slows down.


I have a normal SATA 1TB internal HDD. Thanks I think it maybe Windows bloat, its like when I boot into windows it takes ages for everything to get ready



Go download CCleaner, reason why is because there's lots of files that stacked up from cache and other wasteful files, CCleaner will clean those files so it'll boost up your boot time/loading... My SSD was quite slow when this happen until i cleaned it and it load windows faster as if I just got it new...


Thanks buddy I'll give it a shot!
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