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Updates slows new computer down to ridiculous speed

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November 7, 2012 10:30:31 PM

I just bought a new computer that I built myself. I installed windows update and it slowed down so much that it was unusable. What windows updates do I actually need for performance until I figure out what is going on? I need to get back to my gaming.
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November 7, 2012 10:32:57 PM

Hi :) 

Specs would help a LOT ??

And it was NOT the updates that slowed it down...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 7, 2012 10:40:06 PM

Specs

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP
Intel Core 3570k
XFX Radeon 9750
PSU Seagate 750 watt
1TB Samsung 7500RPM drive
8 Gig (4 x 2 ) DDR3 ram


I think i has to be. I just did a fresh install and now its super super fast without the updates. Going to try to install motherboard and GPU drivers manually and go from there.
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November 7, 2012 10:50:27 PM

Done with motherboard drivers installing Video card drivers now. The PC is running like lightning! Could someone tell me the updates I need to install for only performance? Greatly appreciated thanks!
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November 7, 2012 10:52:49 PM

check virtual memory size? is hibernate on? check the task manager to see what is running? is this a i/o issues or high cpu usage issue?

The updates are usually for securities and fixes.
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November 7, 2012 10:55:46 PM

will7757 said:
fresh install
Well THERE'S your problem! You got rid of whatever malware or virus was causing you issues.

Don't JUST install "performance" updates - most of them are for security. If you leave all those holes open, you'll be back to a slug-like speed within a week.
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November 7, 2012 10:56:07 PM

How did I get infected with downloading security updates first thing?
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November 7, 2012 11:11:01 PM

Because you did something other than just downloading updates first thing?
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November 7, 2012 11:13:18 PM

will7757 said:
How did I get infected with downloading security updates first thing?



Hi :) 

What AV were you running when you downloaded the updates ?

You realise that without AV it takes MINUTES these days to get infected... ?

Also WHEN YOU DO A FRESH INSTALL you install ALL the hardware/motherboard drivers FIRST , before you put on AV and BEFORE you go on the net and get ALL updates and service packs...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 7, 2012 11:16:35 PM

Ah! Guess thats my problem. Thanks!
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November 8, 2012 9:17:50 PM

Not sure how you would get infected if all you did was a clean install + drivers then a windows update. Unless of course you went browsing while waiting for the updates or other machines infected with worms on your local LAN.
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November 8, 2012 9:30:25 PM

tr2012 said:
Not sure how you would get infected if all you did was a clean install + drivers then a windows update. Unless of course you went browsing while waiting for the updates or other machines infected with worms on your local LAN.


No browsing required. Simply connecting an unprotected machine to the net will result in compromise within minutes.
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November 8, 2012 9:33:39 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
No browsing required. Simply connecting an unprotected machine to the net will result in compromise within minutes.


Behind NAT / SPI ?
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November 8, 2012 9:36:19 PM

tr2012 said:
Behind NAT / SPI ?


If it's improperly configured, yes. Realize that not everyone out there is as tech savvy as we. Also, the OP didn't say anything about being behind any sort of protective wall.
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November 8, 2012 9:45:57 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
If it's improperly configured, yes. Realize that not everyone out there is as tech savvy as we. Also, the OP didn't say anything about being behind any sort of protective wall.



Assumption on my part, I took his being behind a NAT box as a given with the almost ubiquitous use of such by ISPs.
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