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Well yesterday I noticed the computer in sig starting to run slow. Then it start booting into windows and would lock up about 30 sec into it. I tried removing ram, setting clocks back to stock but to no avail.
So I reinstalled windows and its still doing it.

Please help me.
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You should test every component and see if they run slower than usual; since you reninstalled Win the problem is likely in hardware or in the configuration of the hardware (drivers). You could use Sandra for everything CPU and memory and something like HDTune for the HDD or ATTO if you have an SSD.
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Should I test in safe mode as that's all I can get it to run in properly
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Well i reinstalled windows again hoping something went wrong on the install and now it seems to be running ok.

The only programs i installed last time round were Outlook 2010 and Kaspersky 2011. Would either of these be the blame to it running slow?

I do remember updating Kaspersky not long before the pc started running slow the other day.
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Well another update, i installed office 2010 again and seems to be running fine so far. Not sure if i should install Kaspersky or not.
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download microsoft security essentials here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...2-33d813687a7f

its best for windows

and it is worth it cause its free and keeps ur computer safe
also defrag and clean ur computer and delete all unnecessary files

i really hope i helped you out (:
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Well i just ran memtest86+ and within 30mins it showed up 7 errors. does this mean that the memory is nackered?

Ill pull out 1 off the dimms and see what that shows up.
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should run each stick alone.
ppl say 1 pass i say 1 hour /stick. I got 6 sticks
after you pass that, I like linx (cpu stresser) and do max ram i like 500 runs 50 should be good.
Always watch temps.
and u got a stable pc. now overclock.
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Well i have tested both sticks and one seems to be ok but the other gets alot of errors so that must be the bad stick right?

Would that stick have currupted my windows install at all? Should i reinstall windows hen i get some new ram?
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Hello,

Does Windoes takes a long time to boot? Or does it take the normal time it use to took before this problem started?

Something that might help is running "sfc /scannow" in CMD.

--Go to start and type in cmd to open the command window. Type "sfc /scannow" Let it run.

This Command scans and fixed any corrupeted or damaged files in your system.

Hope it helps

Good luck!
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