Gaming computer slow, Not sure why

So I recently bought a bunch of computer parts from new egg.(Will list ALL COMPONENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.) Installed them all (with little to no help from the manuals that came with the products) and booted up the computer. In the ATX slot, it requires a 8 pin adapter for power, I did not have an 8, so I used 2 four pin slots. The diagram of the ATX rail has slots on the end that are unique, I figured a 2x6 wouldnt meet the criteria so again used the 2 four pin slots from the psu.

MY next concern was the 2 blue screens I got after windows loaded (it was installing windows updates when it happened) Right after startup it went blue screen and did a memory dump, then reset and was fine. No more blue screens.

My OTHER concern is that the memory is WAY too slow, I bought corsair vengence 1600s 4x4gigs and i believe its running at an extremely low frequency..Not sure how to check it or alter it.

Next, my OS is 64 bit, and Im currently at 32 bit (have an outdated monitor) and cant seem to go any higher from the desktop settings.

Also, when I was first attempting to download items from webpages, it wouldnt register for minutes. I would click the download link, and no response. Eventually it would load and i had it pop up like 5 times in the download manager, but im not sure why the delay. I have installed direct x11, flash, adobe and all other updates and it still would load sluggishly..Not the internet connection. After I went into admin settings under user accounts, i disabled the notify option for programs...Seemed to help because I couldnt even download to the hard drive without getting the message "ACCESS DENIED" I am the only user on this computer, and the admin, yet for some reason windows wouldnt let me do anything until I selected the DO NOT NOTIFY ME option in the user account settings. Weird..

So far the maintenance Ive done on this computer is install drivers. Did a clean install of windows 7, installed the mobo using the disk provided with it, upgraded bios (using the mobo utilities app), downloaded more drivers for the graphics card from nvidia, and installed all the windows 7 updates.


COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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  1. The graphics card sucks. So if you can return/sell it and get a 580 or even better, a 590. All your other components are great.

    You need windows ultimate to take advantage of your RAM, its not showing up as 16 because windows home doesn't support that much memory, which is another reason why your computer is showing as x32.

    The monitor may also be another reason, if it has a really slow response time, however it wont affect your RAM or anything as it is just an output device.
  2. Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is enough, do not need Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Link: Memory Limits for Windows Releases
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