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Hello

I have a problem

my PC, suddenly become super slow

yesterday was ok, now it feels like an atom netbook

BUT I know when the problem start....yesterday I left my PC downloading a big file while I was at the University

I left my PC with the power profile of energy savings, that setting leave my CPU idling at 800MHz

when I returned, I saw that the download was complete and I just shut off the PC

when I turn on it later that day...it took 5 minutes to start !!! and the reason was because it was still in the power saving setting mode

so, I put the "normal" setting and continue working, but the PC was slowwww

I restarted and the same, it "feels" like my CPU is stuck in 800MHz

but programs like CPU-z indicate that the frequency is ok, between 800MHz and 3000MHz depending on the load...

but still feel like 800MHz...

WHAT can I do ??
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post #2 of 10
turn off all power saving features, at the desktop and BIOS level to see what happens
    
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post #3 of 10
Check to see if your main HDD ran out of space? Also try to boot up with one stick of ram to see if they went bad somehow.
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Have you tried running games? Check for malware? Did you fill up your HDD?
 
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I'd start by looking at the hard drive

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post #6 of 10
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games run exactly the same

even with BC2 which is my most demanding CPU game in Steam

HDD´s are no near filled, more than 50% free space in both...I even defrag both already

there is a place in the BIOS where I can check the true speed of the CPU ??
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post #7 of 10
My laptop does this but i just switch it back to full power mode and its all good.
    
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Have you tried running with 1 stick of ram at the time?
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
games run exactly the same

even with BC2 which is my most demanding CPU game in Steam

HDD´s are no near filled, more than 50% free space in both...I even defrag both already

there is a place in the BIOS where I can check the true speed of the CPU ??
Yes there is a place in the BIOS to check the cpu speed.Try checking your RAM to see if you have a bad stick also put all the power saving modes back to normal.
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post #10 of 10
Check top make sure you have enough ram in task manager. One of the sticks could have gone bad, leaving your system using super slow virtual ram on the hard disk.
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