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Hey there guys, thanks for the help.

I've been having quite a bit of computer troubles lately, it started with what was believed to be a failing hard drive, I was experiencing constant blue screens. I took it into the shop because I am not very technical. They called, figured out it was the hard drive, and got a new one. 

However when I returned home, I was still experiencing blue screens and browser crashes. Although not at the same rate. I had heard that this could be caused by a corrupted RAM stick or conflicting sticks. So I took one of my 8 GB sticks out. The problem had completely stopped, so I got another 8 GB ram online that was the same as the other one. 

Lately however I am experiencing some major slow down on basically all fronts of my computer. It's slow to start when I either restart the computer or freshly start it. When I play games (typically EU4 (Europa Universalis IV) or Overwatch) they are much, much more slow than usual. It's impossible to not notice the difference, it is basically unplayable. 

Here are my specs, everything I think might help, let me know if there is other data you need to make a complete analysis of my troubles:

Windows 10
Processor: Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
64-bit OS, x64 based processor
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 1.5V x2

I've tried checking my disk for any errors (none)
I've tried seeing if my CPU is overheating (40 Celsius)
I've tried turning every other application off and just running EU4 (will run at a snails pace, and consistently stutter) 
I would appreciate any other tests I can try and figure out what is plaguing my computer. It's frustrating because I've had these consistent problems for a while now even though I spent a good amount of money to put this computer together. Thanks for any tips or advice.
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Get Process Explorer
Save it to your desktop then run it (Vista or Win7+ - right click and Run As Administrator).  
View, Select Column, check Verified Signer, OK
Options, Verify Image Signatures
Click twice on the CPU column header  to sort things by CPU usage with the big hitters at the top.  
Wait a full minute then:
File, Save As, Save.  Note the file name.   Open the file  on your desktop and copy and paste the text to a reply.
Copy the next 2 lines:
TASKLIST /SVC  > \junk.txt
notepad \junk.txt
Open an Elevated Command Prompt:
Win 7: Start, All Programs, Accessories then right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator
Right click and Paste (or Edit then Paste) and the copied lines should appear.
Hit Enter if notepad does not open.  Copy and paste the text from notepad into a reply. 
Get the free version of Speccy:
http://www.filehippo...download_speccy (Look in the upper right for the Download
Latest Version button  - Do NOT press the large Start Download button on the upper left!)  
Download, Save and Install it.  Tell it you do not need CCLEANER.    Run Speccy.  When it finishes (the little icon in the bottom left will stop moving), 
File, Save as Text File,  (to your desktop) note the name it gives. OK.  Open the file in notepad and delete the line that gives the serial number of your Operating System.  
(It will be near the top,  10-20  lines down.) Save the file.  Attach the file to your next post.  Attaching the log is the best option as it is too big for the forum.  Attaching is a multi step process.
First click on More Reply Options
Then scroll down to where you see
Choose File and click on it.  Point it at the file and hit Open.
Now click on Attach this file.
Download BlueScreenView
Right click on BlueScreenView.exe and Run As Admin to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit, Select All.
Go File, Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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