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Well I built my desktop about 5 months ago and haven't had any major issues. However from time to time it seems to ramp up when doing things like Photoshop also it sometime stops for a few seconds like a loading web page and then makes a odd sound and loads what ever im doing. I dont think its normal for a core i7 processor to lag and this happens even when click on All programs on the start menu. Im not sure what the problem is but Im going to do a re-install soon and maybe upgrading my bios witch is over a year old but Im not sure. Any suggestions? Also my GPU (7970) gets up in the 80c range when playing more demanding games like crisis 3. Besides that it runs great. I will post pictures and all information below including advanced information on my build. Thanks for reading.
Build List Basic Information
PCU: Intel core i7-3770k
OS: Windows 7
MB: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
PSU: Corsair Professional Series AX 850
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128 GB
Cooling: Corsair Hydro series- H80i
Monitor: AOC 22" - E2243FWK
Kay board: Razer Blackwidow
Mouse: Logitech G500
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T

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Advanced Build List
Total Memory: 7.96 GB
Used Memory: 2.04 GB
Free Memory: 5.91 GB
Memory Usage: 25%
Memory Bank: BANK 0
Description: Physical Memory 0
Device Locator: ChannelA-DIMM0
Capacity: 4.00 GB
Speed: 1333 Mhz
Manufacturer: 029E
Data Width: 64 bit
Memory Type: Unknown
Form Factor: DIMM
Memory Bank: BANK 1
Description: Physical Memory 1
Device Locator: ChannelA-DIMM1
Capacity: 4.00 GB
Speed: 1333 Mhz
Manufacturer: 029E
Data Width: 64 bit
Memory Type: Unknown
Form Factor: DIMM
CPU Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz x8
Code Name: N/A
Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Current Clock Speed: 3501 Mhz
Max Clock Speed: 3501 Mhz
Voltage: 1V
External Clock: 100 Mhz
Serial Number: BFEBFBFF000306A9
CPU ID: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Socket Designation: LGA1155
L1-Cache: 32 KB
L2-Cache: 256 KB
L3-Cache: 8192 KB
Model: P8Z77-V
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Serial Number: MT7023056104590
BIOS Name: BIOS Date: 03/26/12 17:24:19 Ver: 09.06
BIOS Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
SMBIOS Version: 0906
BIOS Date: 3/26/2012
PCI is supported: Yes
BIOS is Upgradable (Flash): Yes
BIOS shadowing is allowed: Yes
Boot from CD is supported: Yes
Selectable Boot is supported: Yes
BIOS ROM is socketed: Yes
EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) Specification is supported: Yes
Int 13h - 5.25 /1.2MB Floppy Services are supported: Yes
Int 13h - 3.5 / 720 KB Floppy Services are supported: Yes
Int 13h - 3.5 / 2.88 MB Floppy Services are supported: Yes
Int 5h, Print Screen Service is supported: Yes
Int 9h, 8042 Keyboard services are supported: Yes
Int 14h, Serial Services are supported: Yes
Int 17h, printer services are supported: Yes
ACPI supported: Yes
USB Legacy is supported: Yes
Name: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
Video Processor: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6798)
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Video Architecture: VGA
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Memory Size: N/A
Memory Type: Unknown
Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors
Current Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Driver Version: 12.100.17.0
Driver Date: 2/26/2013
Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Screen Height: 1080
Screen Width: 1920
post #2 of 14
Installing your DIMMS as stated in the manual might give you better performance. In addition that psu is overkill for a single 7970. I don't really see any other problems. Always use Sean's guides when using SSDs. They are one of the best detailed guides on the internets, lol.
post #3 of 14
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I will be upgrading to a 2nd 7970 and a monitor that supports 2560 x 1440. I will look into what you said thanks for the advice.
post #4 of 14
may be your ram frequency is not fast enough to feed your CPU..and that causes that lag
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Radeon 7660D Corsair Vengeance 1X4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Win 7, Linux Mint 15 Dell 17" LCD (1280X1024) 
PowerCase
Corsair CX430V2 Circle CC 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Radeon 7660D Corsair Vengeance 1X4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Win 7, Linux Mint 15 Dell 17" LCD (1280X1024) 
PowerCase
Corsair CX430V2 Circle CC 
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post #5 of 14
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should I buy better memory or look into overclocking it?
post #6 of 14
I'm not sure but you can definitely try it if you can
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Radeon 7660D Corsair Vengeance 1X4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Win 7, Linux Mint 15 Dell 17" LCD (1280X1024) 
PowerCase
Corsair CX430V2 Circle CC 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Radeon 7660D Corsair Vengeance 1X4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Win 7, Linux Mint 15 Dell 17" LCD (1280X1024) 
PowerCase
Corsair CX430V2 Circle CC 
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post #7 of 14
I'm not sure on your motherboard, but your RAM looks to be in single channel, not dual. Usually they have one slot in between them so they run in dual channel, but just check the manual. Also, have you considered re-applying the thermal paste on your GPU to help drop temps?
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thats crazy I was just sitting here searching around and it hit me that my ram was in the wrong slots and click to see who posted and sure enough you are telling me the same thing lol. Cant believe I did that..Newbie move right there. Thanks a lot man and I will have to try re doing the thermal paste on my GPU see if that help if not its water cooling time.
post #9 of 14
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Thats crazy I was just sitting here searching around and it hit me that my ram was in the wrong slots and click to see who posted and sure enough you are telling me the same thing lol. Cant believe I did that..Newbie move right there. Thanks a lot man and I will have to try re doing the thermal paste on my GPU see if that help if not its water cooling time.

I think it will definetly help what paste are you going to use? The absolute best IMO is coolaboratory liquid ultra, but it is conductive so you have to be careful.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Most likely go with AS5 just because I have never had a problem applying it.
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