Why is my computer running so slow?

Hi and thanks for your help in advance,

A few days ago I got an ASUS G73J

Specs: Intel Core i7 720M
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit Genuine
8GB DDR3 RAM
ATI HD 6870 Graphics

It doesn't matter what plan I run my computer on, my computer (sometimes) can be extremely slow. Whether I have only Firefox open or I'm playing a lightweight game on Low graphx, it doesn't matter. I have 0 viruses (I have Norton and I did a full scan 5 minutes ago). My HDD is fine only around 100GB used (1tb memory). Please let me know.

PS its not overheating. I have a cooling pad on when I use it and I installed diamond cooling.
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  1. Tempted just to say that Norton is killing your machine. I once installed it on an overclocked dual core machine, 4GB ram and SLI (old rig now) and it brought it to it's knees every few hours. I ended up getting rid of Norton (for good) and using AVG - no more issues.

    Make sure Norton doesn't have any type of auto-scan or auto-update settings active as I know it LOVES to update itself randomly which it somehow makes one of the most CPU-hungry operations.

    You might also want to disable any automatic "under-clocking" settings in your BIOS so your CPU doesn't randomly drop.
  2. Yes probably Norton is killing the PC. Uninstall it, then download a free AV program (i recommend Avira Free) and see if it'll "fix" the problem.
  3. grahamas said:
    I installed diamond cooling.
    Can you explain what this is and how you did it?

    Had you run the laptop and done any testing before installing 'diamond cooling'?
  4. WR2 said:
    Can you explain what this is and how you did it?

    Had you run the laptop and done any testing before installing 'diamond cooling'?


    http://www.innovationcooling.com/

    Thermal paste?:)
  5. I would have expected him to say IC Diamond if it were thermal paste. And you don't normally disassemble a laptop to add thermal compound.
  6. WR2 said:
    I would have expected him to say IC Diamond if it were thermal paste. And you don't normally disassemble a laptop to add thermal compound.


    Yeah, strange :??: ........
  7. I ordered it from xoticpc.com and upgraded it there. And okay, thanks, I bought Norton 3 days ago for 70 dollar 2 year plan and awesommmeeee
  8. Did the problem start after your installed Norton or before?
  9. grahamas said:
    I bought Norton 3 days ago for 70 dollar 2 year plan and awesommmeeee


    The idea of being stuck with Norton for 2 years would not make me excited ;)
  10. "ATI HD 6870 Graphics " :D
    sorry for that.

    if it is a laptop, did you do a clean install or do you still have bloatware. plus like everone says norton is bad
  11. grahamas said:
    I ordered it from xoticpc.com and upgraded it there. And okay, thanks, I bought Norton 3 days ago for 70 dollar 2 year plan and awesommmeeee


    Dude why did you waste money when you could download a good one for free?:D
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