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[Solved] Computer is running very slow after installing a new case fan

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November 26, 2012 9:19:24 PM

So I am typing this on my ipad, because my computer updates maybe .1 fps.

I tried to install a new fan to cool down my computer a little more, because it had occasionally been overheating.

It's a very loud and power-consuming fan. It surprised me with how effective it is. As soon as I plugged everything back in, it started up and got to the login screen like normal. Then, as soon as I logged in, BAM.

It runs as slow as a snail.

I am running a homemade case with a radeon 4850, a cooler master 600w PSU, 6 gigs ram, an amd Athlon II CPU and a 750g Sata hd.

Even when I plugged out the fan, it still ran slow, even too slow to boot into safe mode in less than an hour.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Neb.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2012 9:48:03 PM

Maybe try to reset the CMOS.
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November 26, 2012 10:13:11 PM

I took the battery completely out, put a new battery in and no luck.

Still slow as a mollusk
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November 26, 2012 10:13:11 PM

Oh, I know what this is, see if you can install that HDD into a diff pc, I`m like 99% sure the HDD is corrupt, or whatever it is, I sent mine back into dell and I got a new one for free. Let me make sure yours is messed up like mine was, when you log in, your pc gets really slow then starts to freeze? like no white boxes, but the pc just won't respond in general, and if it does, like once every 10 seconds or so
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November 26, 2012 10:19:08 PM

StrangeInstance said:
Oh, I know what this is, see if you can install that HDD into a diff pc, I`m like 99% sure the HDD is corrupt, or whatever it is, I sent mine back into dell and I got a new one for free. Let me make sure yours is messed up like mine was, when you log in, your pc gets really slow then starts to freeze? like no white boxes, but the pc just won't respond in general, and if it does, like once every 10 seconds or so


I doubt it's the hdd. It's the same one I've had since 2007 and its never acted strange or failed me.
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November 26, 2012 10:24:50 PM

:p  they act up at any time, it could have been, maybe the pin was left on the disc and you accidentally tapped it, or its time just came, or something just happened to happen, try running a naked build, only use the parts required to run, so like 1 stick of ram, one HDD, no extra fans, ect..
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November 26, 2012 10:35:10 PM

StrangeInstance said:
:p  they act up at any time, it could have been, maybe the pin was left on the disc and you accidentally tapped it, or its time just came, or something just happened to happen, try running a naked build, only use the parts required to run, so like 1 stick of ram, one HDD, no extra fans, ect..


Ran a naked build. It's narrowed down to the CPU, the hdd and the PSU. I just recently got the PSU, the hdd is old and the CPU is crappy. I'd be surprised if it were a hardware issue, though, because it happened on the boot precisely after I plugged in the fan. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if I did some damage.
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November 26, 2012 10:39:38 PM

Wait, so now it works fine or? :p  I remember my PC wouldn't start because I thought I had the ram pushed in all the way but it wasn't even half way (HOLY SH** YOU HAVE TO PUSH THOSE LITTLE BUGGERS DEEP IN!) and realized I had to boot with only 1 stick in, then realized I had the wrong side in (as in there are 2 holes to plug it in, 1 and 2 I accidentally plugged it into 2). Then after that it was easy riding.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2012 10:43:49 PM

Are there any peculiar things happening as its running this slow? Are you able to check the load temps?
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November 26, 2012 10:44:09 PM

Also, if it was the CPU I would imagine it would be impossible to even get to the desktop.
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November 26, 2012 10:47:45 PM

I can't check a single thing now, about at my third boot my computer stopped loading after I pressed enter. I'm starting to think it may be software problems.

The only peculiar thing I can recall is that I can move my mouse but I get no response, or rarely. And when I press Ctrl alt delete it boots into some sort of altered win98
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November 26, 2012 10:50:08 PM

I'm going to try the bios-based system restore and see what I come up with. If that doesn't work I'm just going to fdisk and reload win7.

I've needed to clean up for a while now.
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November 26, 2012 10:56:00 PM

:p  I would never keep a drive un formated for over 2-3 years, over time it gets stuffy (things you forgot you dont need lay on there, uninstalled programs leave their tracks, ect).. also a bad thing to do it load it up, it becomes harder to find the files because there is more searching to do.. but anyways best of luck, let me know how this goes
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November 26, 2012 10:56:41 PM

In the eerie depths of my computer's software I seem to have found some sort of corrupting virus.

Thank you for your help guys, and hats off to both of you for staying with it.

It's time to reset my hdd
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November 26, 2012 10:58:33 PM

YAY! This is the best time ever to have a virus, this means your system is okay! Great >:D 
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November 26, 2012 10:58:52 PM

^ by that I mean great, your PC doesn't have any issues that require expense.
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November 26, 2012 10:59:52 PM

I'll keep you guys posted as to what happens with everything. Hopefully I'll get back to gaming soon.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2012 11:58:09 PM

Fan virus, ftw.
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November 27, 2012 12:43:48 AM

Hey, back from the dead. I got everything to work but my sound card. :) 

Better than nothing.

Problem is, i am a huge audiophile

http://imgur.com/WYZMW (My studio)

I recently blew out my nice soundcard so I have a decent-quality one, a SB Audigy

And the computer recognizes it, says it is there, puts it in audio drivers, but no sound comes out at all. All connections checked and such.

Any other suggestions?
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November 27, 2012 12:59:42 AM

WOW Nice room.. and where the hell do you live that its not pitch black atm? xD in NY it gets pitch black at around 4AM.

Anyways, :p  sound cards ARE nice, but I don't think they are ever worth it.
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November 27, 2012 1:07:52 AM

Well sometimes it's about getting clear sound and sometimes it's frequency range, and occasionally I might break my integrated sound card.... Haha
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 27, 2012 1:58:22 AM

I would go into the Windows sound option by going into Control Panel and searching sound.

If you are decent with your computer you can figure it out from there. I dunno what I had to do to get mine working.
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