Solved How would I optimize my computer for media/gaming?

July 31, 2016 at 09:22:02
Specs: Windows 7, Six-Core Processor, 3314 Mhz / 4 gigs
I just need to know how I would best optimize my system for peak performance. It has been sluggish and slow. I would like to manually fix my problems. Thanks in advance!

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name WOLF-PC
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-78LMT-S2
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, 3314 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F4, 8/14/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name ------------
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 597 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.96 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.23 GB
Page File Space 1.98 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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July 31, 2016 at 12:25:47
Do you not know your own system specs? There's a lot of info missing in the above list & a lot listed that's useless.

CPU: FX-6100 -
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 -
RAM: 4GB (no speed or configuration provided)
Graphics: not listed
HDD: not listed
Power Supply: not listed

Since you have an FX-series CPU & want best performance, the motherboard should be replaced with a board based on an AMD 900 series chipset combo such as the 970/SB950 or 990FX/SB950.

Optimal RAM for an FX-series CPU is DDR3-1866 (or better).

Graphics? If you're still using the integrated Radeon HD 3000, it's time to upgrade to an actual graphics card. Which card to get would depend on how much you're willing to spend & what the primary use will be. You don't need a gaming card for media.

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July 31, 2016 at 14:51:18
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"It has been sluggish and slow"
That suggests, it was Ok previously.

Lets have a look at this side of things.

Here are the first 2 steps, more steps will be needed, after I see the results of these logs.

Run them in this order.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
Author's site
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click Scan
In the results tabs, uncheck anything you don't want to remove.
Click on Cleaning.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[C1 or later].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool
Download Malwarebytes Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.

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