I recently built a great system. It has the following specs:
Core i5 2500k 3.3GHz Radeon HD 6790 1GB 8 GB of Corsair C9 kit of memory PH67S-C43 (B3) motherboard from MSI. Caviar Black 750gb Greenpower 1TB
The only problem is, it runs VERY slowly in some applications such as Firefox and Minecraft. I've installed all drivers listed on the MSI website as well as my GPU drivers. Still no luck. I've installed Steam, microTorrent, Microsoft Security Essentials, Java (x64), Adobe Flash, and Adobe Reader X. Any suggestions?
More abouthigh performance computer running slowly
The first thing you should to is use Resource Monitor to determine what resource (CPU, disks, memory) is maxed out when your system is running slowly.