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May 7, 2014 5:14:16 PM

so yesterday i started having this issue.

my windows boots up as it now usually does, but my programs (steam,stickynote origin etc) took minutes to open, even when i tried to open a mkv file it took 20second before it opened,it doesnt happen in safemode.
got and ssd agility ocz 3 120gb which my windows is installed on and a 1000gb hdd 7200rpm which games and so on is installed on.
a c 112 G Storage
May 7, 2014 5:18:06 PM

If your programs are on the hdd then that's what you get.
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May 7, 2014 5:19:04 PM

i7Baby said:
If your programs are on the hdd then that's what you get.

well sticky notes arent nor is origin.
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a c 94 G Storage
May 7, 2014 5:19:18 PM

You should turn fast boot, or quick boot off. Fast boot is when you set up a 64GB or smaller ssd with a boot hdd for cashing the boot files.
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May 7, 2014 5:24:52 PM

spooky2th said:
You should turn fast boot, or quick boot off. Fast boot is when you set up a 64GB or smaller ssd with a boot hdd for cashing the boot files.
and how do i do that if i may ask

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a c 94 G Storage
May 7, 2014 5:29:55 PM

Boot into BIOS and you should see the option. While there I would make sure the BIOS is set up correctly and the memory timings and speed are set correctly too.
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May 8, 2014 2:00:13 AM

spooky2th said:
Boot into BIOS and you should see the option. While there I would make sure the BIOS is set up correctly and the memory timings and speed are set correctly too.


as in ram memory?

and where in the bios do i change speed?

sorry rather newb when it comes to such things
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a c 94 G Storage
May 8, 2014 11:23:55 AM

What MB do you have? And what is the model of the memory kit?
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May 8, 2014 11:34:50 AM

spooky2th said:
What MB do you have? And what is the model of the memory kit?


gigabyte.dk/products/page/mb/ga-z77p-d3rev_11

kingston hyperx 1600mhz 2x8gb
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a c 94 G Storage
May 8, 2014 12:17:44 PM

Start in BIOS with setting optimized defaults. The go into advanced CPU core frequencies and into XMP and select profile 1. Then in memory multiplier select the correct speed for 1600MHz. Then go into advanced memory settings and do the same thing (profile 1.)

Memory might be set up automatically by selecting profile 1. What is the model number of the kit? Need that to verify timings and voltage. There are too many kingston hyperx models out there now.
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May 8, 2014 12:37:04 PM

spooky2th said:
Start in BIOS with setting optimized defaults. The go into advanced CPU core frequencies and into XMP and select profile 1. Then in memory multiplier select the correct speed for 1600MHz. Then go into advanced memory settings and do the same thing (profile 1.)

Memory might be set up automatically by selecting profile 1. What is the model number of the kit? Need that to verify timings and voltage. There are too many kingston hyperx models out there now.


1600 cl10 240pin dimm
khx1600c10d3b1/8g
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a c 94 G Storage
May 8, 2014 1:00:33 PM

timings should be 10-10-10-28 at 1600MHz.

The 28 might be lowered to 27.

In Channel A/B Timing Settings set the timings to 10-10-10-28 unless they are already set 10-10-10 something. 1.5 volts is default so it should already be set.

In Peripherals, turn off rapid start if it is not already off. Plus disable the internal graphics if you are using a discreet graphics card.

In bios features I would turn off the full screen logo display.

Try and see.....

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May 8, 2014 1:05:30 PM

spooky2th said:
timings should be 10-10-10-28 at 1600MHz.

The 28 might be lowered to 27.

In Channel A/B Timing Settings set the timings to 10-10-10-28 unless they are already set 10-10-10 something. 1.5 volts is default so it should already be set.

In Peripherals, turn off rapid start if it is not already off. Plus disable the internal graphics if you are using a discreet graphics card.

In bios features I would turn off the full screen logo display.

Try and see.....


It is currently 10 10 10 27 ahould i change it to 28
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a c 94 G Storage
May 8, 2014 1:10:17 PM

If it is profile1 like that you can probably leave it at 27. Might want to change it to 28 and see if that helps.
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a c 94 G Storage
May 8, 2014 1:14:34 PM

Could also bump up the mem V to 1.55V or so.
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