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Windows 7 Ultimate l Starts fine, slows and then into a barely working function.

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February 2, 2014 7:14:49 AM

Now, before people shout at me for buying a pre-built desktop, I was stretched for time and I agree how annoying they are to use, but onto the problem.

The problem I have is that on initial boot of the computer, for about 1 to 15 minutes my pc runs normally, slower than when I first acquired it, but normal, but this is when the horrible "Lag" hits my computer. One way I've thought to detect the lag is by creating a box on my desktop from top right to bottom left, by the time I reach bottom left the box is lagging behind my mouse cursor horrendously. Other give aways are; a massive FPS drop on EVERY game, my mouse cursor lags all over the screen.

Now i'm not the best with tech in the world, but I do have some basic knowledge over a computer and I have down the basic troubleshooting.

Turn on and off, Check
Make sure plugged in, check.
Checked for Virus's and malwear, check.
Installed/updated, check.
Fragmented, check.
Re installed windows completely, check. *I did this and it worked for a while, then the problem came back once more, this is the third time this has happened to me*

I'm running out of ideas and I'm just sick of this problem constantly bombarding me, getting on my nerves horrendously and im about to throw the desktop out of the window.
Now I have taken into consideration the heat side of things, but the pc generally runs at about 90degrees and never exceeds a hundred.
a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 7:20:42 AM

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Now I have taken into consideration the heat side of things, but the pc generally runs at about 90degrees and never exceeds a hundred.


That is too hot. I suspect it is throttling down to prevent self-destruction.
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February 2, 2014 7:47:01 AM

USAFRet said:
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Now I have taken into consideration the heat side of things, but the pc generally runs at about 90degrees and never exceeds a hundred.


That is too hot. I suspect it is throttling down to prevent self-destruction.


Another thing I have noticed, it may or may not be directly linked to overheating, but where the computer is placed generally screws it up. On my tiled floor the pc barely works, but on my desk it works until the aforementioned problem occurs.

Any ideas on how to deal with overheating if 90degrees is too hot?
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 8:00:29 AM

What CPU and cooler is on it? I'd think about taking the cooler off, cleaning all the old paste off, and reapplying.
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February 2, 2014 8:10:02 AM

USAFRet said:
What CPU and cooler is on it? I'd think about taking the cooler off, cleaning all the old paste off, and reapplying.


The cooler is some sort of unbranded Alienware/dell watercooler, the CPU is a intel i7 i335k or something.
Reapplying the paste will work you think?
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February 2, 2014 8:15:37 AM

TechnologicallyUnlucky said:
USAFRet said:
What CPU and cooler is on it? I'd think about taking the cooler off, cleaning all the old paste off, and reapplying.


The cooler is some sort of unbranded Alienware/dell watercooler, the CPU is a intel i7 i335k or something.
Reapplying the paste will work you think?


If overheating is the actual problem, and it seems that way to me.....it is worth a try.
If that doesn't work, then there is another issue. But I'd look at that first. Cheap and easy to try.
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February 2, 2014 8:43:51 AM

USAFRet said:
TechnologicallyUnlucky said:
USAFRet said:
What CPU and cooler is on it? I'd think about taking the cooler off, cleaning all the old paste off, and reapplying.


The cooler is some sort of unbranded Alienware/dell watercooler, the CPU is a intel i7 i335k or something.
Reapplying the paste will work you think?


If overheating is the actual problem, and it seems that way to me.....it is worth a try.
If that doesn't work, then there is another issue. But I'd look at that first. Cheap and easy to try.


Put thermal gel on, will report back my findings.
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February 2, 2014 8:51:55 AM

Well, looking at it the minimum temperature they're all hovering around 80 to 90, using a program called core-temp it says minimum should be 89/93 and they're hovering around 93. So I suppose it has been the thermal gel and I have deeply grateful towards you for helping me solve the issue.
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February 2, 2014 8:58:28 AM

In response to my previously posted post, the error has insisted and now I notice the CPU usage is absurdly high but the temperature has gone down.
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 9:15:49 AM

85+ at minimum is still waaaaay too high.
Is this at idle or under load?
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February 2, 2014 9:21:34 AM

Idle. No programs open. Cpu shoots up abnormally under load and idle.
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 9:30:09 AM

Something is still not right. We are talking Celsius, right?
At idle, even 40C is high.
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 9:34:51 AM

TechnologicallyUnlucky said:
Yep, Celsius. Pretty sure its a heating problem now.


Yes it is.
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February 2, 2014 9:37:59 AM

One thing to bring to mind is moving of the rig. I moved the rig a day ago to my new house, placed it on the floor and the error started occurring once more, the last time it had this type of error was when I arrived from France back to my house the computer refused to function correctly.
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 10:20:45 AM

Slightly dislodged CPU cooler is my guess.
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 10:30:44 AM

TechnologicallyUnlucky said:
how easy is a fix that?


Easy. But if you've already replaced the thermal paste on the cooler, you've already done this.

Remove the cooler, clean the paste from both surfaces, new paste (pea size blob), reinstall the cooler.
Is this the stock cooler?
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February 2, 2014 10:32:37 AM

Yep, this is a unbranded stock cooler that came default with the computer. Already done the gel.
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February 2, 2014 10:41:28 AM

On an update, I left my computer in idle, it averaged around 100 degrees and the cpu usage was around 50.
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a c 594 $ Windows 7
February 2, 2014 10:56:52 AM

Let's see if anyone else chimes in on this. Idle at 90+ is not normal, whatever fan/cooler you're using.
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