That out of the way, I'll start with this. My name is Rachel. I'm a little computer-savvy and have helped my father with computers since I was young. He's a software-installer. I just love putting computers together. I lost my last computer to a faulty breaker and a wipeout. I'd waited for months until I used $800 of my graduation money to buy new computer parts. By the time everything had gotten to me, I had to begin college soon. When I began to format my PC and put Windows on it, I IMMEDIATELY noticed that it was considerably slow. My hardware is below. It should not be acting as such. It's been terrible ever since. It freezes randomly (every few seconds) and has problems with simple tasks. I can't use Zune software and some programs say that my CPU is too weak for the process. I can play most games just fine. The only one I've had trouble with is Starcraft 2 where my computer would suddenly blue screen. I was going to send the parts back - especially the CPU - but I'm a college student. I need my computer for work. I'm also a college-student paying from the pocket. I can't send a part out just to be told there's nothing wrong with it. I want to take it in to someone, but as I said. I'm a college student paying from the pocket AND it's almost Christmas. If there's any way that any one knows of how I can tell exactly which part is screwed up. I'm almost sure it's the CPU, but does any one know a way to tell?
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 3.4GHz, 8.0MB
Mobo: Biostar TA890FXE (SATA3, DDR3)
Graphics: GeForce GTS 250, 1GB (DDR3)
Memory: Corsair XMS3, 4GB