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Old February 8, 2012, 08:16 PM
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My sister's computer has similar specs to my own rig that you can see to the right. Ever since getting a BSOD a couple days ago, it's running slower than a Pentium 4 rig. I have no idea what is wrong, and how to fix it. I already checked the BIOS settings and they're normal. Only thing I haven't tried is recommended, stock settings.

I think the only solution I got left is to do a format when I got time. Whatcha guys think?

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Old February 8, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Check if the HDD is dying. I had my 3960X acting slow ended up being a bad HDD on my testing rig wasnt even the main drive but it still slowed it down.
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Old February 8, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Do you have CPU-Z? Also check the the cpu speed make sure it's at what you set it at. I had something similar happen to me on my MSI board turned out to be the cpu safety kicked in but stayed on after reboot for some reason.
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Check VRM temps, that board is known to have pretty weak power delivery but makes up for it by throttling down your CPU when it gets stressed.
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As other's have said I would try checking the HDD and also see what the bios is reporting.
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Old February 9, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Being its DDR2 Ocz memory.. Get Memtest and test the memory.
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Could also be a virus. They are known to cause blue screens and slow computers.
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AS they said test memory , as well check your Task Manager and see if something is all of the sudden eating up system resources since that is a good indicator of virus/malware.

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Old February 9, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Could also be a virus. They are known to cause blue screens and slow computers.
Slow computers sure. BSOD? I've yet to see a virus cause a BSOD.

I've seen AVG cause BSOD which I feel is a virus :P
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Old February 9, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Could also be a virus. They are known to cause blue screens and slow computers.
yes I agree some virus and malware do this crash your PC then totally bog it right down. which OS are you using then open up task manager and see how many running process's are running if there are more then usual try to determine which process is which and any of the ones you don't know look them up and kill then .also boot into safe mode and see if it seems any faster .
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