My apologies if this is written in the incorrect subcategory.
My friend recently gave his desktop computer to me. when I power it on everything works, but is extremely choppy and sluggish. This is very strange to me because the computer was barley used and the hardware isn't too old.
Here are the rough specs of the machine :
Intel core i7 5600k
16 gb of ram (4x4 at 2666 mhz)
256gb ssd on which windows is loaded
Msi X99S gaming 9 ACK motherboard
Gt 610 video card
Here are some examples of the slowness of the computer :
* the mouse is choppy when moved from one side of the screen to the other.
* the computer gets very choppy when switching between 3 to 4 tabs on Google Chrome.
* when I type, it takes a second for the letters to appear on the screen.
There are no major programs to my knowledge that are running when I use the computer.
Thank you everybody for helping, I would really appreciate any help or advice that I can get.