Computer slow after motherboard change

August 23, 2011 at 08:13:14
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel Core i5-2500k/6gb ram
ok so i got a new motherboard a couple weeks ago and i installed it just the way it says on the manual, and when i was done i plugged everything in and pressed the start button and it takes like 2 seconds for the fans to start running after i pressed it, and with my old board everything started INSTANTLY. anyway, then it takes almost more than 20 secs on the starting windows screen so i noticed something wasnt right. after i log in to windows it takes probably about 2-3 minutes to load everything up. before it took only 15-25 seconds. could this be the ram or the cpu?? Please help me i am really worried about this.


Specs:
Intel Core i5-2500k
6GB RAM
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Gigabyte Radeon 6850


See More: Computer slow after motherboard change

Report •

#1
August 23, 2011 at 08:22:52
New motherboard same as the old motherboard? Did you load all the mobo drivers for the new mobo?

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


Report •

#2
August 23, 2011 at 08:40:08
Why did you change boards? Did you do a clean install of Windows after the change?

Report •

#3
August 23, 2011 at 08:40:21
no its not. the old board i had was a asus p8p67 le

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 23, 2011 at 08:43:53
i actually just changed the board so i could overclock later, cuz on my old i just heard bad things could happen if u overclock.

and yes i did a fresh reinstall with the cd


Report •

#5
August 24, 2011 at 12:52:32
New MOBO, as in brand new or refurb'd or used?

So hard to say what COULD be wrong w/o going thru all the specs & settings of that new MOBO and the BIOS and Windows 7.

The first few times you boot a new system after setting it up, it may lag a bit depending on what is running in the background:

- Is Windows looking for something in particular, a network connection, drivers, self configuring something etc?

- Are All drivers set up & installed correctly?

- All service packs on, are all patches updated?

- AV updated?

- All 3rd party software updated?

- Could it be background services running - Updaters for Windows Updates, Adobe Flash/reader, iTunes, AV, Mozilla, Google Updater, Generic Updater programs like InstallShield etc?

Look in Windows Event Viewers for possible issues.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


Report •

#6
August 24, 2011 at 21:09:33
New board;
Set BIOS to defaults or optimal settings.
Usually reinstall Windows.... If it boots up then you can try loading ALL of the drivers for the new motherboard for your operating system.
Make sure any software that was from the old motherboard or the system manufacturer related to hardware (other than printer and add on boards) is uninstalled since it was made for the old board.
.If this does not work out then DEFINITELY back up your files, and reinstall windows completely clean (format and install from an install disk).

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


Report •

#7
August 28, 2011 at 05:25:47
Yes PC GEEK Everything you mentioned is updated but i am not sure about the AV, what is that?. Also I dont think windows is looking for something, i mean i dont have any sound card or something like that separatly. And my startup programs is just the usual i have steam, skype, bluetooth etc.. But there is one program i am not sure of what it is, its called Sy Rem i have googled on it but no match... But i cannot check all my startup programs now since i am not home right now.

And Fingers, i am very certain that all settings in bios is on default, as i have checked it tons of times. And why reinstall Windows 7 AGAIN? I mean i've already installed a fresh install after I changed my motherboard, why do i have to do it again?


Report •

#8
August 28, 2011 at 05:30:17
Or could this be caused by hardware failure? I thought it was my HDD but it seems to be in good condition. Could it be anything else?

Report •

#9
August 28, 2011 at 10:57:13
rebbon,

AV = Antivirus.

Hardware failures usually will:

- Slow systems way down to the point of them being almost unusable.
- Or will show signs of malfunction in the BIOS or the OS that something has failed.
- Or will work intermittently.
- Or will sometimes freeze/stop the system.

Again, check Windows Event Viewers for any errors that could point to an issue.

If you wanted to test your HDD, see POST #2 here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Sy Rem? Never heard of it - COULD BE MALWARE! Scan your sys with several good anti-malware tools - MalwareBytes, EmsiSoft Antimalware and maybe an antirootkit scanner or two - GMER, Radix, TrendMicro Rootkit buster etc.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


Report •

#10
September 6, 2011 at 10:41:11
Hi PC GEEK,

Sorry if you havent heard from me for a while, I have been very busy. Anyway If you want to know all the programs I have that starts up automatically here they are:

Realtek HD-ljudkonfiguration
Bluetooth-programvara
Bluetooth Software
Logitech Gaming Framework
Steam
Pando Media Booster
DAEMON Tools Lite
Operativsystemet Microsoft Windows
SyRem
Skype
JMB36X IDE Setup
Browser Configuration Utility
Java(TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 2.0
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
SyRem (again?)
Catalyst Control Center

I'm still very confused about the SyRem program I have tried a scan on my AV (Norton Internet Security). But no results of a Virus. However what is strange is my RAM... Now when I have some of these Programs open (Bluetooth, Skype, Steam, Firefox, Norton, Daemon Tools Lite and Logitech Gaming Software) my Ram is using 51% of that, before it was well like 20-25, it wasnt much at all! This is ridiculous how can this happen?! I still have my older board (ASUS P8P67 LE) working. But I dont wanna change AGAIN. There must be a way to fix this, right?


Report •

#11
September 6, 2011 at 11:45:43
Are you affiliated with Real Estate marketing, http://www.syrem.com/ , at all or software relating to that?

Open Task Manager, select the Processes tab, on the
File Options View Help menu...
Click View > Select Columns, Add in PID, CPU Time, Memory Usage Delta, Peak Memory Usage columns.
Still while on the Processes Tab, Under "Image Name" column - look over to CPU Time and High Memory columns to see which files may be causing high usage.

D/L Process Explorer :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...
...to determine what specific files are running in process as well as some of the generic Windows Process names running are associated with software on your PC, and where those files are located (File paths).

NIS (Norton), what version are you using?

I find nothing conclusive with Google searches for “SyRem”, there are some Czech & Russian references to that (raises my eyebrows a bit). I would try finding out what that particular file is that is running that is associated with SyRem and try try uploading that file(s) to Jotti’s AV file Online scanner: http://virusscan.jotti.org/en , to have multiple AV scanners inspect that file(s) associated with SyRem.

Again, as in post # 9 above, I'd scan your system with several good anti-malware tools - MalwareBytes, EmsiSoft Anti-malware and maybe an Anti-Rootkit scanner or two like GMER, Radix, TrendMicro Rootkit buster etc.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


Report •

#12
September 14, 2011 at 11:42:31
No I have never heard of that. I checked my Task Manager and I dont see any program except svchost, steam and skype who takes the most of my ram. I have NIS 2011 I think. I will try to scan my system later, but one question, are you sure this couldnt be just a bad motherboard?

Report •

#13
September 14, 2011 at 14:42:44
See Post # 8 here: http://www.computing.net/answers/ha... , in trying to find out what that svchost.exe(s) is(are) doing, and what programs they are associated with.

Scan your system later? That's one of the FIRST things you should do with a slow system...

Try running in Safe Mode w/ Networking as a test to see if it's any faster.

Bad board? Cud be...

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


Report •

#14
September 15, 2011 at 03:55:04
Okay so I ran a scan with MalwareBytes, seems like I had a virus called Malware.Gen in my documents. Deleted it of course and I'm gonna check if there is something else that can harm my computer.

Report •

#15
September 15, 2011 at 06:15:40
I restarted it. And it hasnt changed anything... Just like before :/.

Report •

#16
September 15, 2011 at 07:22:18
Run the EmsiSoft AntiMalware!

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


Report •

#17
September 17, 2011 at 08:36:18
Okay I did a scan on all the programs you told me to, nothing! I am very certain that it is clean.. anyway I have been thinking about trying another motherboard just to check if it makes a change. I will let you know if something happens.

Report •

Ask Question