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Gaming rig problem please help!

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March 14, 2014 3:06:23 AM

Hi there everyone. So I've been having a problem with my gaming pc lately: I replaced all the parts bar the PSU about a month ago, and It has been fine until a couple of days ago. The pc suddenly slows down to a near stop. I can only move the mouse albeit at a VERY sluggish pace (maybe 2 second lag time from moving it to It performing the action on screen.) Ctl Alt Del doesn't work, Here are the specs:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/13/2014, 15:57:34
Machine name: DANNY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUS
System Model: All Series
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/19/13 16:28:31 Ver: 08.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8130MB RAM
Page File: 2508MB used, 13750MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

My PSU Is a 750W Antec ATX 12.V V2.3

I am am 99% sure everything Is plugged In correctly In the right places on the MoBo etc, and the error codes on the mobo show up as being AO (which apparently means AOKAY.) So I'm at a loss.

Thanks for your help In advance!

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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 3:09:29 AM

it is look like a software issue . . maybe OS . .
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March 14, 2014 3:11:43 AM

So could It be my windows installation disk? As I only re-installed It yesterday. The disk has been fine for years :s
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 3:12:56 AM

yes . . it can be a issue ... try to replace it and check again . .
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 3:16:51 AM

are you fully updated for os and drivers?
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March 14, 2014 3:18:54 AM

Okay thanks stacks on deck, I will try replacing that and see what happens :) 
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March 14, 2014 3:19:51 AM

Gee Bee said:
are you fully updated for os and drivers?


Yes all the drivers etc are updated, only thing I can think of is a busted PSU but It's not making any strange sounds and the temps seem to be fine as well.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 3:19:57 AM

ok ... update the progress when done ...
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March 14, 2014 3:43:18 AM

Actually I just realised I haven't replaced the RAM eithe. Could that be doing It? my RAM Is placed in slots 1 and 3 so on the mobo It's o x o x

o being the Ram card and x being an empty slot
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 3:47:40 AM

Go with what the mobo says. It might be the problem
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March 14, 2014 6:33:04 AM

Well i got halfway through installing drivers and It presented the same problem. could It possibly be a RAM issue?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 6:37:40 AM

which drivers were you installing at the time?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 7:23:23 AM

i maybe way off but are your mouse and keyboard usb? If so try them in the front panel header for awhile and see if issue remains.
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March 14, 2014 10:19:37 AM

Okay so this Is what has happened so far, I have run a memory diagnostic tool, (however i dont think it has saved the results.) It did however after crashingdisplay a "CPU temperature error" needless to say I went into the bios and checked the cpu temp which was 78 degrees. Obviously, this was not good, so I re-applied my thermal paste and downloaded a temperature monitoring program, everything SEEMS to be working okay now, so I have a feeling my CPU may be getting too hot, If the problem persists I will buy a better heat sink than the one I have now (the stock one that came with the processor.)

-Danny
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 11:34:39 AM

That's good news.

What are the temps now at idle and while say gaming?

When oc'ing the reference cooler is not enough, kept at stock it should have been good enough.
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March 14, 2014 12:33:17 PM

Gee Bee said:
That's good news.

What are the temps now at idle and while say gaming?

When oc'ing the reference cooler is not enough, kept at stock it should have been good enough.


At the moment im gaming and downloading while also on skype and It's between 54 - 60 while idle It Is around 30 - 40 what do you mean by 'ocing' I might just be having a dumb day.
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March 14, 2014 12:50:06 PM

Do a Windows Update, I know it sounds too easy. But i'm 98% sure it's your problem ;) 

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Disregard that, I though you said it was fine for a couple weeks not days. There are some people having the same issues due to windows not being updated.
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I wan't to ask you a really dumb question. Is your mouse and keyboard wireless? and are you connected to the internet with Wifi?

if so, take it into consideration that maybe there are a lot of wireless devices around you. if everything is wired. make sure it's not infected with malware. This is also a common cause. Another common problem is it only being sluggish when loading web pages. This is part of what the Windows update fixes. Everything else seems to be fine as far as hardware goes. I would focus more on the possibilities of a Virus. Biggest problem many people have is thinking too far out in to more complex possibilities when their answer is extremely simple and small. It's taken me many years to learn this.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2014 3:35:30 PM

Those temps are actually about right for reference cooler.
oc'ing = overclocking. Since you have the unlocked cpu (that is what the K means) for oc'ing one would assume that is what you have been doing or would want to do to increase performance. The reference cooler is then not going to be good enough.
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March 14, 2014 4:15:20 PM

Well the mobo comes with auto overclocking, so that would make sense, well as I posted I replaced the thermal paste and it seems okay, i will invest In a new cpu cooler anyway just to make sure.

I did a full virus scan before anything Petru and all of the windows updates as well :p , but I know what you mean, this has been a learning experience for me, always pays to check the temps of your CPU etc as I never suspected that.
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