Very slow computer, does not appear to be software related.

February 28, 2012 at 16:48:02
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon X3 3.2 Ghz / 4 gigs (2x2GB)
My computer is running very very slowly, multiple hours to even get to the desktop. Even if I disconnect the HD and boot from a thumb drive my computer still moves insanely slow. I'm resetting the bios now (2nd try) after that doesn't work what would you recommend as the next trouble shooting step?

Side note: I've tested the memory, and alternated sticks of ram, no results. I've unplugged everything but my monitor, and no results.

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February 28, 2012 at 16:57:17
Run memory diagnostics and be sure the correct amount or ram shows up.

Don't know what live usb you have but might be able to add in diags like cpu frequencies and benchmark software to test.

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February 28, 2012 at 17:01:29
I was able to run window's memory test, and the results were fine, also the correct amount of ram is showing up in the bios. I'm currently trying to boot the computer in safe mode and its loading Windows files. It is working on the drivers and loads one about every minute.

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February 28, 2012 at 20:58:56
Run Memtest86 via a bootable CD (download ISO image and burn to CD) for a complete memory evaluation and let it run through ALL tests (I think there are 9 of them). It will continue cycling through all tests if you let it run. Any errors are cause to reject the memory. Run the test with all memory and again with one at a time.

Make sure BIOS shows correct CPU speed. Try Default settings, but also try 'Load Optimal Settings' if you have that option.

Was this computer ever running properly? Is this a new build? Have you added or changed any hardware?

List your complete system specs. Include make and model number of system and/or components. List any changed components (like graphics card) that were not originally shipped with the system. List ALL specs on your power supply including make, model number, wattage, and amperage on any/all 12 Volt Rails.

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February 29, 2012 at 13:47:25
Did you check the CPU temp?

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