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I am running windows 7 Ultimate x32 RC latest build and it switched from areo to basic and began running very sluggish so i check task manager to find winSAT.exe started on its own, anyone know why this might have happened? I tried to google it but didnt find much useful information on what cause this to start without me prompting it first?

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"Answer: Those looking to disable WinSAT should open the Task Scheduler and disable it that way. Much easier than using the Group Policy editor, that's for sure.

Apparently this is a known issue, any sort of overclock will confuse the Windows performance assessment tool and it will rerun itself weekly to update the score even though no hardware or BIOS settings had been changed.

As a side note I've used RivaTuner to monitor the PWM temperatures, and that isn't the problem as they are surprisingly cool. I'm waiting to see if the problem reoccurs after disabling WinSAT from running..."

SRC:http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...w-disable.html
    
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