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Not sure if this is in the correct area, but here we go.

I just replaced my motherboard and CPU, got a Sabertooth Z77 and a 2600K. I've got the 2600K overclocked to 4Ghz.

My issue is that my entire computer runs slow ever since this build. Running programs is perfect, even running Skyrim with an unhealthy amount of graphics mods is flawless, though load times are longer in general. However general PC performance is sluggish. Webpages load slowly, folders open and sort slowly, videos freeze and chop, control panel loads slowly, search is slow and sometimes freezes, ect...

Heck even the tooltips on buttons on this forum load slowly...

Any idea what could be going on? All drivers are up to date and other than the new mobo and processor everything is the same as before...
Edited by Vyperhate - 5/9/12 at 2:46pm
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Set everything back to stock and see if that changes anything.

Did you OC before installing windows?

Are you overclocking with the CPU multi, or the bclk?
    
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Did you do a fresh install?
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Set everything back to stock and see if that changes anything.
Did you OC before installing windows?
Are you overclocking with the CPU multi, or the bclk?

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Did you do a fresh install?

Nope stock doesn't seem to help. Overclock was applied after windows install. Overclocking with bclk.

I didn't do a fresh install and I'm guessing that is likely the issue, something to do with old drivers maybe? I'll reinstall Windows 7 tonight after I finish backing everything up and see if that fixes anything.
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Nope stock doesn't seem to help. Overclock was applied after windows install. Overclocking with bclk.
I didn't do a fresh install and I'm guessing that is likely the issue, something to do with old drivers maybe? I'll reinstall Windows 7 tonight after I finish backing everything up and see if that fixes anything.
I'd be willing to bet that's your problem. Adjusting the bclk also changes the PCI-e bus frequency (since it's a unified bus). SATA drives (among a lot of other things) are on the PCI-e bus--it's not uncommon for an overclocked PCI-e bus to wreak havoc with SATA drives--the SATA interface for disk drives is very sensitive to clock changes. It could also explain why you're seeing issues even at stock now (disk errors and such). Probably should do a chkdsk for errors just in case.

Would also explain why you don't really notice anything weird while playing a game--because it's not really involving your disk much.
    
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Indeed, I suppose that might also explain why whenever I do a hard reboot I have to run windows repair before I can get back into windows tongue.gif... I'm reinstalling my OS now since I've been meaning to do so anyways. I'll try overclocking it with the multi instead if I still see issues.

Thanks for your help.
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You'll get a higher OC using the multiplier and leaving the bclk at stock. I think the windows install is most likely the problem, but just to throw out other possibilities, are your drives plugged into the intel controller (brown and black) or the other one (gray and red)? You should be using the intel controller for your primary drive(s).
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