PC troubles.

gBAZgBAZ Registered User regular
Hi, I'm looking for a little help.

A little story: after transporting my pc in a truck (stupid me forgot to cushion the tower, and just placed in on the floor of the truck),
the pc would not turn on. I then did the most basic of basics to fix it, and ended up ordering a new PSU.

A month later, I installed the new PSU and pc started, but with a screen I never once saw before, of course I hit 'enter' and it proceeded to boot the os.
(the boot screen I can't recall the specifics of, but it is not the boot screen the mobo shows, nor any of the screens after pressing F# keys /or Del (bios setup).)

I was happy to finally get pc working, I then noticed my pc performing super super slow.
My cpu almost always jumps to 100% for ANYTHING, firefox, games, watching video in media player classic, etc.

I went into bios and selected default, still slow, I think tried selecting 'fail-safe' in bios.. still slow, then I lastly tried 'optimized' in bios, and again still slow.

Some pc specs:
CPU: Intel i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz~2.79GHZ
RAM: 6 GB (unsure on speeds)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 Ti
OS: WIndows Vista 64bit Premium
HD: 2TB 7200rpm (I think)
MOBO: Gibabyte EX58-UD3R

Is perhaps my cpu or gpu broke? pc still runs and does everything, just really really slow.
Is it using some incorrect bios settings? (meaning it thinks my cpu is crap so it don't run it past a certain point?)

gBAZ on


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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    First step would be to uninstall/reinstall RAM and possibly the CPU cooler. If your PC was standing upright during the trip, take out the vidcard and examine for any obvious signs of damage.

    If you're able to, check Task Manager (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) and sort by CPU %, then RAM % to see what processes are slowing things down. Kill any that you don't need and then go to the Startup tab and kill anything that starts on startup that you don't need.

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