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Newish custom build extremely slow startup and sluggish

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December 11, 2012 3:21:32 PM

Hey everyone, i built my computer maybe 7-8 months ago, my budget was low so i only got the best i could at the time.

Here are the specs;

Mobo: MSI 870-G45
CPU: Phenom x4 955
RAM: 12GB DDR3-1600MHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD6670
HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKS

Nothing is overclocked.

Running windows 7 64bit home premium.

Here are the symptoms; Takes 60seconds to start windows (My crappy laptop takes 10seconds)

When it fully boots, takes forever to load a program (another 30-45seconds)

For example i open google chrome, it freezes for 10-15 seconds ("not responding") before i can access it.

But when it gets going everything is fine except for the occasional hiccup here and there... For what i do on this computer (surf the web and watch the occasional movie) It should EASILY be able to handle what i throw at it, yet it doesn't. what can be wrong?
December 11, 2012 3:32:04 PM

1) did you do a fresh windows install when you built it?
2) I would run a virus scan.
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December 11, 2012 3:41:16 PM

yea i've run a few virus scans and come up with nothing, and yes fresh install.
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December 13, 2012 3:05:35 PM

any other suggestions?
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December 17, 2012 12:16:03 AM

anything? :( 
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