pc running slow lately.

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ishamm

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i have a self built pretty decent rig, i5-750 OC'd to 3.8GHz, 4Gb Dominator Ram, 1Gb GFX, WD Caviar Black 1Tb, but recently it has really bogged down, and i cant find any reason for it.

On booting it takes a long time to be able to open any programs, much longer than it used to when new, even though i havent installed much since, and no apps open on boot, other than the Asus OC utility and fan control. I also have noticed even when idling lots more ram is being used up, 2.5Gb usually, which i never noticed before. I have uninstalled all the old software i dont use, defragged, done everything short of a repair with the windows dvd (would this be worth trying)

Any suggestions short of hardware upgrade (which i am waiting for ivybridge/HD 7000 series for) on what could be the cause, or any way to sort this would be very much appreiciated.

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What programs do you have installed and are using to combat viruses, malware, spyware, rogues, hijackers, etc.?

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Have you used the task manager to look at what processes are running in the system? How do you manage and control the programs that start with the system?
 

ishamm

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i have windows own antivirus currently, did have avg but its just run out. use malware bytes for malware etc.
I use AVG TuneUp to control what opens at startup, and in task manager i have nothing that takes up any large chunks of cpu/ram when pc is idle. dont know where all the speed has gone.
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flavallee

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Stay away from cleaner/optimizer/booster/tuneup type programs, especially the ones that "clean" or "fix" the registry.

They won't do anything to improve speed, but what they can do is damage Windows and break programs.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "Windows own antivirus".

Are you referring to Microsoft Security Essentials?

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There can be any number of reasons why your computer is slowing and bogging down.

You appear to be doing some overclocking, so that may be one reason.

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