[SOLVED] Very slow PC!

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Hello everyone, I come here to ask for your help, because my PC is very slow in certain circumstances.
My PC is this: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600;
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX;
GPU: AMD PowerColor RedDragon RX 5700;
RAM: Corsair Vengeange LPX - 2x8 GB, 3200 Mhz;
SSD: Kingston A400, 480 GB;
HDD: WD, 1TB;
PSU: Riotoro Enigam, 650W, 80+ Gold.
Problem is that while I am executing certain tasks, like installing something, or having the web browser opened, my PC is very slow... And I am afraid that this might be caused by the CPU, or SSD. Just earlier, while I have been installing a game, I tried to open task manager and it took me 4 seconds to open it. I guess this is a problem with a very powerful processor, which can handle multiple tasks easily. I have to say that my RAM is OC and is working at 3200 Mhz. I have all the drivers updated, so this can't be a problem.
Do you have any idea how to make this PC to work smooth, as it's supposed to work?
 
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A few things I can think of off the top of my head that could cause this:
A)The above is a recent platform upgrade, and you didn't reinstall Windows after the motherboard change, so OS drivers from the old setup are still lingering and causing complications.
B)Thermal throttling: cpu or storage.
C)Excessive amount of bad sectors on storage, aka, dying.
D)Virus/malware.


A is simple enough - reinstall Windows.
B, use either Ryzen Master or hwinfo to check cpu thermals. Hwinfo will also report the thermals of the storage drives.
C, you can use a program like Crystal Disk Info. Link: https://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfoInstaller
D, obviously, scan for viruses. Adwcleaner can also prove useful; it can find things that tend to slip past AVs. Link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
I tried various solutions to solve this problem, but nothing helped me! In the end, I managed to fix this problem easily, by uninstalling the mouse driver and restarting my PC. After my PC has been restarted, now everything is working perfectly, it is maybe the first time that I use this PC how it's supposed to be. I just can't believe it that my mouse driver caused this... Thank you again for your help! :)
 

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A few things I can think of off the top of my head that could cause this:
A)The above is a recent platform upgrade, and you didn't reinstall Windows after the motherboard change, so OS drivers from the old setup are still lingering and causing complications.
B)Thermal throttling: cpu or storage.
C)Excessive amount of bad sectors on storage, aka, dying.
D)Virus/malware.


A is simple enough - reinstall Windows.
B, use either Ryzen Master or hwinfo to check cpu thermals. Hwinfo will also report the thermals of the storage drives.
C, you can use a program like Crystal Disk Info. Link: https://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfoInstaller
D, obviously, scan for viruses. Adwcleaner can also prove useful; it can find things that tend to slip past AVs. Link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
 
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A few things I can think of off the top of my head that could cause this:
A)The above is a recent platform upgrade, and you didn't reinstall Windows after the motherboard change, so OS drivers from the old setup are still lingering and causing complications.
B)Thermal throttling: cpu or storage.
C)Excessive amount of bad sectors on storage, aka, dying.
D)Virus/malware.


A is simple enough - reinstall Windows.
B, use either Ryzen Master or hwinfo to check cpu thermals. Hwinfo will also report the thermals of the storage drives.
C, you can use a program like Crystal Disk Info. Link: https://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfoInstaller
D, obviously, scan for viruses. Adwcleaner can also prove useful; it can find things that tend to slip past AVs. Link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
Thank you very much for your answer! I will try some things. A is not the cause, because this is a new PC, which had never Windows on it. B is not the cause, because my CPU is not used while in idle and temperatures are perfect alright. I will try C and D. If one of those could be the cause, it will be C, most likely.
 
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Jun 17, 2020
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A few things I can think of off the top of my head that could cause this:
A)The above is a recent platform upgrade, and you didn't reinstall Windows after the motherboard change, so OS drivers from the old setup are still lingering and causing complications.
B)Thermal throttling: cpu or storage.
C)Excessive amount of bad sectors on storage, aka, dying.
D)Virus/malware.


A is simple enough - reinstall Windows.
B, use either Ryzen Master or hwinfo to check cpu thermals. Hwinfo will also report the thermals of the storage drives.
C, you can use a program like Crystal Disk Info. Link: https://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfoInstaller
D, obviously, scan for viruses. Adwcleaner can also prove useful; it can find things that tend to slip past AVs. Link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
I tried various solutions to solve this problem, but nothing helped me! In the end, I managed to fix this problem easily, by uninstalling the mouse driver and restarting my PC. After my PC has been restarted, now everything is working perfectly, it is maybe the first time that I use this PC how it's supposed to be. I just can't believe it that my mouse driver caused this... Thank you again for your help! :)
 
I tried various solutions to solve this problem, but nothing helped me! In the end, I managed to fix this problem easily, by uninstalling the mouse driver and restarting my PC. After my PC has been restarted, now everything is working perfectly, it is maybe the first time that I use this PC how it's supposed to be. I just can't believe it that my mouse driver caused this... Thank you again for your help! :)
Sometimes the smallest thing could cause a huge impact on the performance.
Thats why with new system is always a good idea to install just the most important things (OS + Chipset, GPU, LAN, and Sound drivers), and leave the "fashion" stuff for later, once you tested everything is working fine.
 
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Are you using any kind of Antivirus on your PC? Your PC may be slow down because of junk files. You should clear it and use it again. I hope your PC speed will increase.
 
Are you using any kind of Antivirus on your PC? Your PC may be slow down because of junk files. You should clear it and use it again. I hope your PC speed will increase.
The issue was already solved:

I tried various solutions to solve this problem, but nothing helped me! In the end, I managed to fix this problem easily, by uninstalling the mouse driver and restarting my PC. After my PC has been restarted, now everything is working perfectly, it is maybe the first time that I use this PC how it's supposed to be. I just can't believe it that my mouse driver caused this... Thank you again for your help! :)
 

Phaaze88

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Ambassador
I tried various solutions to solve this problem, but nothing helped me! In the end, I managed to fix this problem easily, by uninstalling the mouse driver and restarting my PC. After my PC has been restarted, now everything is working perfectly, it is maybe the first time that I use this PC how it's supposed to be. I just can't believe it that my mouse driver caused this... Thank you again for your help! :)
Betting on there being a conflict with driver compatibility with the OS.
Good thing you got it sorted out!(y)
 

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