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bozzey

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I'm not huge on PC's so I just need some help and ill try and keep it as short as possible. I have a 3 monitor set up and I mainly graphic design and video edit with a lot of things running on my computer on a daily basis. My computer is now really slow for example when it is really bad it takes 2 minutes to load when I click on something and as well sometimes it takes two attempts to turn on. I would like some recommendations on what to upgrade to get my computer running great again.

Specs:

  • 16 GB DDR4 RAMIntel
  • i5-8600k 3.6GHz
  • GTX 1050 ti
  • Asus ROG STRIX Z370-H Motherboard
 

phillpower2

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Can you post the brand and model name or number of the power supply (PSU).

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s.

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bozzey

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Can you post the brand and model name or number of the power supply (PSU).

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here, this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed that may explain the present issue/s.

To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.

In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.

Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.
here is the link http://speccy.piriform.com/results/sPWD5yAcCfWLtxYLOF7EV27
 

Bruce

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I'd be doing a lot of maintenance first.

you have about 8 scheduled tasks that can be disabled.
there's probably startup items and services that can be turned off by using msconfig.
run cleanmgr /sageset:1 from an elevated command prompt and tick all the boxes, then run cleanmgr /sagerun:1 to cleanup the files.
clear out Restore Points.
your BIOS version is 2 years old so there maybe an update from ASUS.
run CCleaner or Glary Disk Cleaner to remove junk, cached, temporary, and generally all unwanted files.

see if that helps.
but personally, I'd be doing two things instead.
upgrading to a SSD and reinstalling Windows - and for you, the two go hand in hand.

the best way to get your rig back to its original speed is to load a fresh copy of Windows. yes, you have to then reload all your backed up data, your software, install drivers and dig out passwords and the like, but at the end of all that, you'd have cleaned up any accumulated crap, removed unused software, streamlined the Registry, defragged the drive and overall get yourself a lean, clean machine.
 

bozzey

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I'd be doing a lot of maintenance first.

you have about 8 scheduled tasks that can be disabled.
there's probably startup items and services that can be turned off by using msconfig.
run cleanmgr /sageset:1 from an elevated command prompt and tick all the boxes, then run cleanmgr /sagerun:1 to cleanup the files.
clear out Restore Points.
your BIOS version is 2 years old so there maybe an update from ASUS.
run CCleaner or Glary Disk Cleaner to remove junk, cached, temporary, and generally all unwanted files.

see if that helps.
but personally, I'd be doing two things instead.
upgrading to a SSD and reinstalling Windows - and for you, the two go hand in hand.

the best way to get your rig back to its original speed is to load a fresh copy of Windows. yes, you have to then reload all your backed up data, your software, install drivers and dig out passwords and the like, but at the end of all that, you'd have cleaned up any accumulated crap, removed unused software, streamlined the Registry, defragged the drive and overall get yourself a lean, clean machine.
Thank you for your help. Can I get any SSD or do I have to get a specific one for my computer? and do you have any recommendations for an SSD? around 150 or cheaper
 

phillpower2

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Can you post the brand and model name or number of the power supply (PSU).

Not sure how you missed providing the above for us :unsure:

Adding an SSD just for Windows is a good idea but it won`t help any unless you address certain other issues that are also apparent in Speccy.
 
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