Computer performance suddenly dropped. Tags: New Build Windows 7 Systems Last response: November 18, 2010 11:31 AM in Systems Share bincurd November 17, 2010 12:31:56 PM Hi guys, I recently put together a new system. I installed windows 7 home premium 64-bit and everything went smoothly till I finished installing the drivers and some games. My built is as follows: Case: CM USP 100 Mobo+CPU:GA P55A UD3 + Intel i7 - 860 Ram: G.Skill 4gb kit. Hard drive: WD 1TB caviar black. PSU: CM GX 650W. OS: Windows 7 Home premium Graphics Card: Sapphire 5770hd 1gb. How can I find find or narrow down the cause of the performance drop? More about : computer performance suddenly dropped COLGeek a c 243 $ Windows 7 November 17, 2010 2:40:53 PM To help narrow down where to look, please answer the following: What has slowed down? Please describe how you are measuring performance (nothing fancy, just need a feel of what is going on). Are you attempting to overclock anything anything? If so, what? Did you install the latest GPU (a.k.a. graphics card) drivers from ati.com? If not, go to the link below. Download, install, and check performance again. http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win... I recommend you install the Catalyst Software Suite. Please clarify. Good luck! m 0 l bincurd November 17, 2010 8:36:47 PM Everything was running smoothly. (smoothly = start up within 30 secs) Now I can't even launch Windows. Didn't overclock. I'm re-installing windows now. When I 1st installed windows, It only took me ~ 1 hour. Now it' taking my > 8 hours. m 0 l Related resources My computer's performance suddenly dropped - Forum Game performance suddenly dropped - Forum Performance Suddenly Dropped after SSD Tweaks - Forum Help: Computer Performance Has Dropped - Forum whole computer suddenly lags/fps drops. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer COLGeek a c 243 $ Windows 7 November 17, 2010 9:55:57 PM Make sure you enable SMART in your BIOS. I am wondering about your HDD at this point. m 0 l bincurd November 18, 2010 1:51:00 AM I'm suspecting my hard drive too. I'm still trying to reformat my com. Will see how it goes when I get home. How do I check if it's the hard drive? m 0 l COLGeek a c 243 $ Windows 7 November 18, 2010 11:30:02 AM Enabling SMART will allow the motherboard to run some diagnostics with the HDD to tell you its status. If bad, you will be notified. You can also go to your HDD manufacturer's website and download test tools for your model of HDD. m 0 l bincurd November 18, 2010 11:31:25 AM Thank you very much. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSudden performance drop on my new gaming pc Forum Installed a new PSU, suddenly my computer's performance is awful Forum SolvedCore and Memory clock suddenly dropped while trying to overclock, and they won't change anymore (MSI Afterburner/Kombustor) Forum SolvedDownload speed suddenly dropped Forum SolvedMy Hard drive transfer/copy speed suddenly dropped Forum Framerate averages have all dropped suddenly on Alienware M17x R4? Forum SolvedHelp! New computer and GPU with periodic performance drops! Forum My computer suddenly performing pretty baddly in graphics please help!! Forum SolvedGeforce GTX 660 ti performance suddenly is horrid Forum My FPS suddenly dropped in all games? Forum SolvedSSD performance dropped Forum Sudden Drop in Game Performance Forum Solved750 ti suddenly losing performance Forum SolvedR9 290 dropped performance after litecoin mining Forum SolvedNew computer suddenly turns off, won't start back up. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !