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Computer still slow after driver updates and system hardware checks

The computer overall is slow and laggy. My computer even lags when only using  chrome with a couple tabs open. 

Computer Specs:

Motherboard: ASRock H97M Pro4

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K

RAM: 32GB

GPU: GTX 1080ti

OS and drivers are installed on a 256GB SSD

Everything else is installed (assuming installer allows me to change download location) on a separate drive

 

Things I have done to check my computer (which also gave back a positive result):

Full system anti-virus scan

Full system anti-spyware scan

CCleaner for registry clean up

Defraggler on all my drives

Updated all my drivers (including BIOS)

Ran "chkdsk" on all my drives

Ran "wmic diskdrive get status"

SpeedFan "SMART" had either a green "OK" or empty icon beside all my hard drive attributes

Ran Windows Memory Diagnostic 

WD Drive Utilities "Run Complete Drive Test" on all my WD drives

Reset my computer

 

I also downloaded SpeedFan to check my hardware temperatures and two things stood out to me. The CPU and AUX icon would switch between a green check mark and red up arrow, however, their temperatures would consistently stay at 43 and 46 degrees Celsius respectively (a couple days ago the AUX stayed at 41 C instead, I don't know if that's important though). Everything else has a blue down arrow. Also while my computer is idle (only task manager and SpeedFan running), SpeedFan's reading on my CPU usage would jump around between 2 - 30% while my task manager would indicate a more consistent cpu reading at around 1-5%. When opening up Google Chrome, SpeedFan's CPU reading would jump to 60-100% while task manager readings indicate a jump to 20-30% before going back down. Is it possible that my CPU is the reason for my computer

 

Is it possible that my CPU is the reason why my computer slowing down or is this simply just my computer reaching the end of its life cycle? Also are there any other checks I can try running if my CPU is unlikely to be the reason?

Thank you for reading. 

 

 

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Reset is not a good option, it doesn't actually wipe everything and reinstall like a clean install does.

I've seen many people still have all the same problems after a reset, sometimes even more issues than before.

Do a clean install properly.

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31 minutes ago, Enderman said:

Reset is not a good option, it doesn't actually wipe everything and reinstall like a clean install does.

I've seen many people still have all the same problems after a reset, sometimes even more issues than before.

Do a clean install properly.

@A-Furry-Peanut you should also,

  • Not cleaning your registry too often (CCleaner) as you only really need it after major program updates or app and feature uninstalls
  • Do NOT defrag SSD's as this is not good for them! Instead, use the trim function if you really need to, but again this is something that Windows does automagically.

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If you open task manager, do you see high CPU or HDD usage? And if so, which processes are responsible?

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