i5-2300 nvidia gtx 550 ti 6 gigs ram 600 w ocz modular psu
I recently reformatted and I am already experiencing drastic slowdown as soon as windows comes up. This includes repeated lockups with multiple and various programs reporting that they are not responsive, and then recovering after 10-30 seconds.
I've checked memory and hard drive, both of which come out fine.
Despite my plethora of worthless antivirus software, I'm forced to assume that my illicit downloading practices have lead me into some computer trouble that I can't seem to determine.
In addition, according to my resource manager, my computer is operating at a load of only 30-50 percent CPU usage and 60% ram usage, but taking 5-10 seconds to load files and open folders. Repeated lockups of multiple programs, especially Firefox, which seems to go unresponsive every 2-3 minutes.
I used a program called OTL by old timer, but cant make any sense of the results I was given. Any help or suggestions on that would be appreciated.
I have Avast but it didn't find anything when I had it do a full system scan, so I'm thinking its clueless (also Norton, AVG, and ad-aware). I also have mse but it has yet to complete a full scan it takes so long (I left it on last night but when I woke up my computer had a problem and had to restart).
My hard drive has 300 GB out of 1TB free and I already used HD Tune Pro, which said my hard drive was fine and it's not an SSD. Also, I'm a new at computers and only have the hdd that is currently inside the computer.
In addition, I'm not sure if stuttering is the issue I'm suffering. My problem is that during my typing of these responses, Firefox has gone "not responsive" at least 5 times, each for about 5-10 seconds. When I try to Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up windows task manager, it took 20 seconds.
Essentially, it's that my computer goes super slow at bringing up anything, or taking any action whatsoever that opens a program or file, and has repeated incidents where I can't even click on whatever I'm trying to do because it locks up. The confusing thing about these incidents is that it's right after restarting where there are minimal programs running, and the computer and memory load is light.