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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a fresh install of Windows 10 1709 with Steam, Chrome, and Garry's Mod installed on it (this issue arose before I installed the game) and everything runs terribly. 

 

Before the Fall update, the PC ran absolutely fine and I had no issues but since this fresh install I can't play a game, use Chrome, or watch video without it being slow and unresponsive. 

 

Even the animation for auto hiding the task bar freezes and from what I have seen, there is nothing wrong with the computer.

 

I have one of the higher end XPS 13 laptops which is on the same version of Windows and runs fine, so I am clueless as to what is wrong with my PC.  

 

Is this an issue that everyone is experiencing or is this  just a thing for me? Help ASAP would be appreciated. 

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2 minutes ago, BraveLittleToaster990 said:

Before the Fall update,

so did it start after doing a clean install, or after doing a windows update?

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4 minutes ago, BraveLittleToaster990 said:

I have a fresh install of Windows 10 1709 with Steam, Chrome, and Garry's Mod installed on it (this issue arose before I installed the game) and everything runs terribly. 

 

Before the Fall update, the PC ran absolutely fine and I had no issues but since this fresh install I can't play a game, use Chrome, or watch video without it being slow and unresponsive. 

 

Even the animation for auto hiding the task bar freezes and from what I have seen, there is nothing wrong with the computer.

 

I have one of the higher end XPS 13 laptops which is on the same version of Windows and runs fine, so I am clueless as to what is wrong with my PC.  

 

Is this an issue that everyone is experiencing or is this  just a thing for me? Help ASAP would be appreciated. 

When you installed Windows did you install drivers provided with motherboard and graphics card ?


PC Specs : i7 7700k, 24 GB @ 2666 MHz, ASUS Strix GTX 970, ASUS Z170-K, 960 EVO 250 GB, 850 EVO 250 GB, 2x 2 TB WD Purple RAID 0, Green 1 TB

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Did you install all necessary drivers?


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Main Laptop: HP Envy M6 AE-151DX, Intel Core i5-5200u (Broadwell Dual Core), 8GB DDR3, Intel HD 5500 Graphics, 240GB Kingston SSDNow V300 SATA 6.0Gb/s and 64GB SanDisk MicroSD Card (secondary storage), Windows 10 Professional/ Linux Mint 18.3 MATE

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Specs for Manikyath if you're still wondering.

 

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

8GB Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 RAM (dual channel)

EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

1TB WD Blue HDD

EVGA 450B PSU

 

Can someone point me to driver download locations (except for Nvidia drivers)?

 

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Just now, BraveLittleToaster990 said:

Specs for Manikyath if you're still wondering.

 

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

8GB Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 RAM (dual channel)

EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

1TB WD Blue HDD

EVGA 450B PSU

 

Can someone point me to driver download locations (except for Nvidia drivers)?

 

Just go to the manufacturer website. Usually you might need stuff for things like etherent controllers and sometimes audio controllers. 


POST THE SPECIFICATIONS OF YOUR COMPUTER IN YOUR QUESTION FOR EASIER HELP

Main Laptop: HP Envy M6 AE-151DX, Intel Core i5-5200u (Broadwell Dual Core), 8GB DDR3, Intel HD 5500 Graphics, 240GB Kingston SSDNow V300 SATA 6.0Gb/s and 64GB SanDisk MicroSD Card (secondary storage), Windows 10 Professional/ Linux Mint 18.3 MATE

ChromeBook: Gateway NV79, Intel Core i3-330M, 2GB DDR3, Integrated graphics, 80GB Seagate Barracuda, Neverware Cloudready

Folding Machine: Dell Vostro 260 MT, Intel Core i5-2400, 2GB DDR3 (broken DIMM slot), Intel HD 2000 Graphics, 80GB Seagate Barracuda, Linux Mint 18.3 MATE running Folding at Home on Full Power 24/7

Testing Desktop: Dell Inspiron 560 in a Compaq case, Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220, 5GB DDR3, XFX RX 570 4GB (don't ask), 1TB WD Caviar Blue, Windows 8.1 Professional

Hackintosh: Dell OptiPlex 780 SFF Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz Dual Core), 5GB DDR3 1066, GeForce 9500 GT 1GB Graphics, 500GB Samsung Spinpoint 2.5" HDD, Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Secondary Laptop: HP Pavilion G6 2233NR, Intel Core i3-2370M (Sandy Bridge Dual Core), 8GB DDR3, Intel HD 3000 Graphics, 320GB Toshiba 2.5" HDD, Windows 10 Professional (soon to be Mint 18.3/Windows 10/Windows 7)

Main Server: Dell OptiPlex 755 MT, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz Dual Core), 8GB DDR2 800MHz, Radeon HD 4670 512MB Graphics, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2, Windows Server 2016 (I upgraded!)

Secondary Server: Dell OptiPlex 330 MT, Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz Dual Core), 4GB DDR2 800Mhz, Intel Integrated Graphics, 500GB WD Caviar Blue, 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 500GB WD Greenpower, 500GB WD Caviar Green, FreeNAS

Online Machine: Paperspace, GPU+ Virtual Machine, Intel Xeon E5-2623 V4, 30GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro M4000 8GB, 100GB SSD, Windows Server 2016

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15 minutes ago, BraveLittleToaster990 said:

Specs for Manikyath if you're still wondering.

 

AMD Ryzen 7 1700

8GB Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 RAM (dual channel)

EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

1TB WD Blue HDD

EVGA 450B PSU

 

Can someone point me to driver download locations (except for Nvidia drivers)?

 

install nvidia drivers, and given you're running windows 10, let it process all windows updates, and it should find all necessary drivers to at least get you going good enough.

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52 minutes ago, BraveLittleToaster990 said:

Installed Windows updates and drivers. Still the computer is being the same as it used to be. 

 

Anything else I should do? 

Install the latest chipset drivers from the AMD website (if you haven't already) and perhaps update your BIOS and check that settings there haven't been put back to default. Also check for what's loading at startup. Windows 10 (assuming you're on 10) has a bad habit of running things like Edge in the background. You can also disable HPET and check that you have the right power plan set up.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

As of now, I have installed my graphics card, CPU, motherboard and GPU drivers and nothing has changed. 

 

I do not believe I had ever changed any BIOS settings and nothing out of the ordinary (such as Edge) is running in the background. 

 

Is this the new Windows update that is causing this slow down? 

 

Would there be a noticeable difference if I did switch over to an SSD? Is using a hard drive the problem?

 

That is literally the last idea that I have. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A quick side note, I have been told that Game DVR could be causing game freeze issues, I have looked or the option to turn it off outright (always meant to) and there is none in either the Settings app or the Xbox app. Any ideas?

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19 hours ago, BraveLittleToaster990 said:

As of now, I have installed my graphics card, CPU, motherboard and GPU drivers and nothing has changed. 

 

I do not believe I had ever changed any BIOS settings and nothing out of the ordinary (such as Edge) is running in the background. 

 

Is this the new Windows update that is causing this slow down? 

 

Would there be a noticeable difference if I did switch over to an SSD? Is using a hard drive the problem?

 

That is literally the last idea that I have. 

Make sure you installed the chipset drivers from the AMD website, not the ones that come with the motherboard. Also check that your BIOS is up to date and do check that settings haven't changed. You may not have changed anything but the BIOS itself can revert settings if there are problems with booting or it's been flashed. As for an SSD, yes it will make a huge difference to boot and loading times and it's worth getting even a smallish, cheap one to put the OS on. Perhaps run HWinfo and CPU-z and post screenshots, as that can enable us to see better where the system is, in terms of voltages, speeds and so on.

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