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September 10, 2013 6:26:01 AM

I had this computer, hp pavilion hpe, for about 3 years now, and have upgrade it from time to time.
Specs:
i7-870
Asus gtx670
Cool master 2extreme 625W
Recently upgrade from 3x2gb ram to 2x4gb corsair vengeance pro.

Before i upgrade my graphics card and my PSU, there was some occasionally shutdown when playing certain games only. When i upgrade my graphics card along with PSU, there restart rate increase but i didn't really bother about it, and just continue playing. But recently, my com started to slow down alot, and even while using file explorer, it will be not responding and mouse freezes(e.g not responding when opening my computer or even task manager). When i upgrade and install the new corsair vengeance w/o the rest of the old sticks, the mouse freezing seems to stop, and got less slow, but the not responding when opening computer is still there. I read it online, and hear there might be a need to change the BIOS setting to change the voltage(?) I have not done that, as I am unsure how and what to do. Earlier, i tried opening a game, but it came out the blue screen, saying to prevent further damage to the system. One more thing to note, is that whenever i start up my computer since a long time ago before the slowdown, there would be wall of text of system information, and that the hard disk damage is imminent? something like that, and have to press F2 to continue. Sometimes, there will be also red text that the system fan is damage too. Now, my computer is getting really slow and freeze, and I really scratching my head over it.

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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2013 6:54:07 AM

Okay, although the symptoms do not point directly to this conclusion, I will suspect the CM PSU as being the culprit. Reading reviews on that series of PSU's the general consensus follows Gabriel Torres' conclusion of the Extreme2 475 (different model but same design series and manufacturer) found here along with Cooler Masters' response http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Ex...
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September 10, 2013 7:30:34 AM

C12Friedman said:
Okay, although the symptoms do not point directly to this conclusion, I will suspect the CM PSU as being the culprit. Reading reviews on that series of PSU's the general consensus follows Gabriel Torres' conclusion of the Extreme2 475 (different model but same design series and manufacturer) found here along with Cooler Masters' response http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Ex...

Ahh i see. But changing the PSU will just fix the shutdown proper right? Or it help in the slowdown too? Is there a possibility on the fault of my motherboard?
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2013 8:17:25 AM

I meant to add to check your temps for the slow down issue (PSU can cause that but it's not common), you can run CoreTemp available here http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ see what it's reporting. It is possible that it is an issue with the motherboard but since that's one of the more expensive replacement items...
You might also check with HP to see if a BIOS update is available for your system (an outdated BIOS can cause slowing too)
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September 10, 2013 11:28:55 PM

C12Friedman said:
I meant to add to check your temps for the slow down issue (PSU can cause that but it's not common), you can run CoreTemp available here http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ see what it's reporting. It is possible that it is an issue with the motherboard but since that's one of the more expensive replacement items...
You might also check with HP to see if a BIOS update is available for your system (an outdated BIOS can cause slowing too)


Just check the temperature, CPU is under 50C and GPU is under 40C, and checked with HP, but there doesnt seem to be a bios update.

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a b U Graphics card
September 11, 2013 6:29:40 AM

There is a nasty going around (probably more than one) that seems to be near undetectable in normal computer operation - I might suggest going through this guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/8263-63-simple-free-g... to see if that might not be part of the issue
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