Hey guys, I'm new to this so go easy on me. Anyway, I completed my first new build a few weeks ago and all has been well and running smoothly up until recently. It has started to act slow and not respond to clicks when opening/closing menus, starting/ending programs etc. It doesn't freeze completely as the mouse cursor can still be moved and whatever program is running will continue to run without stalling, although nothing can be selected. It also goes through spells of not stalling at all. There are no sudden leaps in cpu usage or temperature and they seem to be stable.
Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-910-HTX3-G1 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P61-USB3-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 UE
Thanks for help in advance.
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Do you torrent files? What have you downloaded recently? Aside from a faulty piece of hardware it sounds like you may have a virus
You haven't filled up most of a hard drive, have you?