Question Decreased performance on my PC

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Hello. I will keep it fairly concise and hopefully someone can tell me which speccy/dxdiag/cpu-z report they would like to be able to help diagnose my computer's issue. I am a week away from getting my hands on a separate set of RAM and PSU but figured I would ask here in case there's something obvious that I'm missing.

My specs are:

Summary
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 54 °C
Matisse 7nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1330MHz (18-18-18-43) <---- I am suspicious of this it is Corsair RGB 16 GB 3600 Mhz plugged into slot A2 and B2
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. PRIME X570-P (AM4) 32 °C
Graphics
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (Gigabyte) 38 °C
Storage
465GB Western Digital WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 (SATA (SSD)) 37 °C
447GB KINGSTON SA400S37480G (SATA-2 (SSD)) 27 °C
238GB ADATA SX8200PNP (Unknown (SSD))
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
PSU
Corsair RM-850


The hard drives are connected via M.2 slots and 1 via SATA. I have tried various cables to see if that was the issue but it does not appear to be. I was getting a BIOS beep code... 1 short and 2 long which I believe is RAM but the computer still booted and ran super well and it now it does not make the beep code.

My computer was running superbly up until about a year ago when the newer titles started to really push my limitations. This is when I entered the abyss that is DOCP, the X570-P motherboard and my RAM. I believe I have all the latest drivers and I'm normally really good at troubleshooting my machine but hardware failure is fortunately something I've never had to deal with and therefore a bit elusive for me to diagnose.

The issue in a nutshell is that my computers struggles with doing more than anything at once and it is constantly saying "very high usage" under power usage in the task manager which it NEVER did before.
 

Johnwmel

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Lets look at this side of things first.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click Scan Now
Click on Quarantine for all it finds.
Reboot.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
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Step 2: Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) Use Threat Scan. Make sure Rootkit scan is on.
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware.shtml
https://www.freewarefiles.com/screenshot.php?programid=54166
Forum
FAQ - Malwarebytes won't run or failed to resolve my issues
Scanning, you will get something like this.
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After a restart ( if required ) Copy & Paste the contents of the scan into your reply.
If too large, upload to a site of your choosing.
Follow these directions, until you get to Export.
https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038479194
 
Your memory is running slow, very slow. Cas 18 @2660 speed is real slow.
First thing I would do is update the bios if you have not already done so.
MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. RESET BIOS TO DEFAULtS BEFORE AND AFTER FLASHING.
Earlier bios versions did have some problems with Corsair memory.
Your beep code is for a memory fault on Asus boards.
After the flashing and bios defaults are loaded and rebooted, go back into bios and set your memory to DOHP/ XMP profile.
Scroll down and set memory voltage to memory specs. Probably 1.35v for 3600 speed.
Save and exit.
Should reboot with memory @3600 and improve performance quite a bit.
 
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Thank you for the prompt reply lads. I am currently doing the programs John recommended.

I have updated the BIOS as well as attempted to do the DOCP profile. I am flashing a USB to use memtest86 and will see if that can identify my problem outright. I typically leave the voltages on auto when it comes to the DOCP profile but I will attempt it once more and maybe use offsets instead. I will provide photos of the settings and stability in a moment. I also just cleared the CMOS by shorting the jumpers. I only have DOCP profile, no XMP on this. I looked for ages to find a FULL listing of all the bios/voltage settings I should use but I gather it's a testing process.

EDIT: while I also appreciate the thorough directions you can rest assured I've been building PCs since they were 386s and have a fairly extensive knowledge of software and hardware. Just miffed on this one, so you needn't simplify everything :)

DIT: I have enabled DOCP and left the voltages on automatic settings. The stability is fine but I am still noticing highx power usage and some odd User permissions settings I have not seen before. I realize I am not necessarily laying my problems out in a linear fashion x
 
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While I also appreciate the thorough directions you can rest assured I've been building PCs since they were 386s and have a fairly extensive knowledge of software and hardware. Just miffed on this one, so you needn't simplify everything :)

I have enabled DOCP and left the voltages on automatic settings. The stability is fine but I am still noticing highx power usage and some odd User permissions settings I have not seen before. I realize I am not necessarily laying my problems out in a linear fashion x
 
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Having stability issues with a few intermittent resets every 5 or 10 minutes.



I had issues with getting XMP to work with my RAM. It would constantly fail to boot and present memory overclock fail error message whenever I enabled XMP and tried to boot, when I disabled it, it worked fine. It ultimately ended up working when I increased the CPU_SA voltage to 1.0V, if I just increased the DRAM voltage it would still continue to fail to boot and present the same error message.

I'm on an MSI Z590-A Pro motherboard, in my BIOS it was labelled as "CPU SA voltage", I'm not sure what it's called in yours, but I suspect you need to increase the voltage.

I'm now running on 3200MHZ, prior to getting XMP to work, and using the default speeds I was running at no more than 2133MHZ, and the highest it would work at without increasing the voltage was 2666MHZ.
 

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