Solved BRAND NEW BUILD slow, stuttering. Only an hour old....

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March 2, 2013 at 07:57:36
Specs: Windows 7, AMD A8-3850 Quad Core APU @2.9Ghz/Core
I JUST built the below system..

- Asus F1 A75-M Motherboard
- AMD A8-3850 Quad Core APU @2.9Ghz/Core
- 16GB G.Skill DDR3 RAM
- 2TB Seagate HDD, ASUS 24X DVD Burner
- Rosewill Red LED 80MM Fan
- Rosewill MicroATX Case
- ASUS VN274H 24" LED Monitor.

I installed Windows 7 Home Premium, and all updates. This was about 40 minutes ago. However, all of a sudden, the mouse sticks, it just slooooowwss down. When I move the mouse, it takes like 30 seconds for the cursor to catch up, and sometimes not at all. I installed 32Bit Win 7. Could that be the problem? Do I need to install 64 Bit? What would cause it to just not respond at all?

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March 2, 2013 at 08:07:13
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"Do I need to install 64 Bit?"

Yes, you have 16GB RAM. 32-bit can only use 4GB but will only recognize 3-3.5GB due to VAS mapping. 64-bit will allow ALL the RAM to be recognized & useable. Try this, go to the start menu, right click on Computer, then click Properties - what does it say for 'installed memory'?

Also, check your CPU temp in the BIOS. It should be in the upper 20s - low 30s at idle depending on room temp. If it's considerably higher, the heatsink probably wasn't installed correctly.

BTW, where's the power supply specs? And which anti-virus program are you using?

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March 2, 2013 at 08:11:18
SU is 400W. And I will Install Win 7 64Bit then. CPU Temp is +69.8°F/+22.0°C, @ 1.284V.

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March 2, 2013 at 08:13:36
"PSU is 400W"

That means nothing. There are 100s of different 400W PSUs. What is the brand name/model & amperage specs?

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March 2, 2013 at 08:43:14
Sorry Rider... my bad. It is a Rosewill LC-8400BTX

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March 2, 2013 at 15:58:38
PSU specs:
1 x 20+4 pin MB connector
2 x Peripheral power connector
1 x Floppy power connector
2 x Serial ATA connector
1 x P4 connector

Output: 400W Max.
+3.3V 20A, +5V 14A, +12V1 14A, +12V2 13A, -12V 0.3A, +5VSB 2.5A

I suspect the powersupply might not be up to the task.

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March 2, 2013 at 16:20:24
Are you using onboard video or a distinct card? What card?
Depending on your graphics, your cheap power supply may not be up to the task.
Switch to Windows 7 64bit so you can use all of your memory. Back up all of your files before you start because you will need to do a completely clean install.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 2, 2013 at 19:23:05
Discreet on board graphics. I have Win 7 Pro 64 Bit loaded now. Fresh clean install. So far no problems now. Will advise in 48 hours. You guys rock.

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March 7, 2013 at 07:30:45
Rider, You are always awesome. I Installed Win 7 Pro 64Bit, and everything runs like a hot knife through butter. Thanks!!

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