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System Diag says high end hardware poor preformers? Whaa?

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1 pro

    System Diag says high end hardware poor preformers? Whaa?


    I have a AMD9590 2 970 gpus and 32gb of 1600 hmz ram (whatthe system runs on)

    Since being forced to upgrade to 8.1, I have had stalls and restarts out of the no where for no known reason.

    doing a system diag and it tested my hardware

    4.6 ghz octa-core poor
    2 5 month old maxwell chip GPUs poor...
    32gb of 1600mhz ddr3 matched ram poor.

    I am confused and befuddled to say the least.

    Any help would be wonderful, because I am my wits end.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    It sounds like you might have some malware.
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  3. #3


    why did you tell him that?

    I assume he ran the diagnostic from Computer Management-->Performance-->Reports-->System-->System Diagnostics and it told him to expect poor performance from his hardware. That is what it tells me too, and there is nothing wrong with my system or my hardware. I am guessing that this particular feature of windows just doesn't work properly.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Sounds like a side effect of the upgrade to 8.1. Happens sometimes. You could try reinstalling your drivers, I'd start with chip-set and video. Another option is to do a clean install of 8.1. You can get install media here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help. That install media will use Windows 8.0 and 8.1 keys, even embedded OEM keys. You just have to download the correct version matching your key.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1 pro


    This was a clean usb jump drive install DL from Microsoft's link. Loaded in vid+chipset+lan first (2 times already) let it run the updates. Then this system will hang for up to 2.5 minutes. For no reason. I like the look and feel game do play better when they don't stall for whatever reason. But this seems from to unstable. How do people use this. Wow. NOT impressed.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by clayjn View Post
    This was a clean usb jump drive install DL from Microsoft's link. Loaded in vid+chipset+lan first (2 times already) let it run the updates. Then this system will hang for up to 2.5 minutes. For no reason. I like the look and feel game do play better when they don't stall for whatever reason. But this seems from to unstable. How do people use this. Wow. NOT impressed.
    Clean install of 8.0 or 8.1? I ask because you stated "Since being forced to upgrade to 8.1, I have had stalls and restarts out of the no where for no known reason.". That made me think you did the online upgrade to 8.1. I have 8.1 installed on two laptops and two desktop PC's with no such issues. I would re download new install media and try again. Then just run with the stock drivers for a while, if you can. If it's stable, then update drivers one at a time. Create a restore point before each driver update. Wait a while between driver updates to see if it stays stable. Other options are to run diagnostics on your hard drive RAM etc.

    EDIT: When I say diagnostics I mean the manufacturer supplied diagnostics. Go to the hard drive manufacturers site for a detailed utility.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by yu gnomi View Post
    why did you tell him that?

    I assume he ran the diagnostic from Computer Management-->Performance-->Reports-->System-->System Diagnostics and it told him to expect poor performance from his hardware. That is what it tells me too, and there is nothing wrong with my system or my hardware. I am guessing that this particular feature of windows just doesn't work properly.

    I guess that I did not have enough info and that was really what it sounded like to me. But obviously I was not fully informed and I defer to your opinion.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1 pro


    After reading thru posts I formatted every hard drive, all clean and empty. Main HD auto set with backup and system partitions. Full clean image if 8.1 pro recreated in New 8gb jump drive. Then installed. Separate jump drive used for core drivers,
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1 pro


    LOL sorry typing on phone hit submit instead of auto corrected word.

    North and south bridge, lan and video drivers. Reboot then processed updates. System still stalls while in use.

    So I got a friend's copy of win7 reinstalled it, guess what? Not one stall for hours using prime 95 to stress test the system. I really wanted 8.1pro to work, clearly it is to buggy for my tastes. See you all in win 10.
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    That's too bad. my guess is its a driver issue. Just a guess though.
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