Is this the CPU or what? Computer very slow on start-up and freezes completely sometimes

I just need some help, nearly everytime I start up my computer for the first time it will load until you see my desktop, then it'll freeze until I restart the PC with the restart button.

The second time it loads up, it actually loads up but it's quite slow on the start-up, I don't have that many start-up programs either.

My CPU is AMD FX-8200 3.5GHz Eight Core and I've had a bit of problems with the cooling, it's factory unlocked however I reset it back to 3.5GHz max using AMD Overdrive. If I don't do this it will start throttling. My cooler is the Artic Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2.

My motherboard is M5A78L-M/USB, could this be causing the problem because it's a low-grade motherboard ?

Oh, the CPU throttles when it hits about ~62 degree celcius, read via HWiNFO.

I need some advice on what could help/what is causing the problem. I want my PC to run smoothly, I don't need to overclock or anything as I'm not into that stuff.

Thanks guys.
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  1. Well, you seem to have a heat issue, but it shouldn't make your PC freeze on startup, that's usually caused by the HDD.
    Download and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
    In the "S.M.A.R.T." tab of SpeedFan, run a short test on the HDD, and then perform an in-depth online analysis.
  2. that mobo is really bad for oc'ing due to lack of heatsink on the vrms i wouldnt oc that chip with that mobo , the fx8200 eats a lot of juice
  3. michaelhall said:
    that mobo is really bad for oc'ing due to lack of heatsink on the vrms i wouldnt oc that chip with that mobo , the fx8200 eats a lot of juice


    The OP isn't OC'ing.

    I agree with Eduello, you probably have more than one issue, and temperature is definitely one of them.
  4. Vexillarius said:
    michaelhall said:
    that mobo is really bad for oc'ing due to lack of heatsink on the vrms i wouldnt oc that chip with that mobo , the fx8200 eats a lot of juice


    The OP isn't OC'ing.

    I agree with Eduello, you probably have more than one issue, and temperature is definitely one of them.


    lol i never read it all :)
  5. Eduello said:
    Well, you seem to have a heat issue, but it shouldn't make your PC freeze on startup, that's usually caused by the HDD.
    Download and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
    In the "S.M.A.R.T." tab of SpeedFan, run a short test on the HDD, and then perform an in-depth online analysis.


    http://prntscr.com/4hba9b

    There's the results for the HDD test.
  6. 45deg for a hdd is a bit high
  7. That's high indeed. Couple that with your hot CPU and it may very well be an airflow problem.
    Clean out all your fans and heatsinks, that might help a bit.
    What case do you have, and what fans are installed?
  8. Yeah, 45C is a bit high for a HDD. How high are your room temps and is the HDD cooled by a fan?
  9. you need positive pressure in your case .. "say 2 fans pulling in and 1 fan pushing out"
  10. The hard drive temperature has never moved from 45 degree so I don't know if that's actually the correct figure.

    My case is "X11 Advanced X-Station". It has two side panel fans blowing inwards, an exhaust fan at the back and a fan at the front of the case blowing in too.

    These are the fan models on the side; BDH12025S BRUSHLESS DC FAN
  11. Well then positive pressure isn't the problem. Plenty of that.

    Is it this case? http://www.pixmania.co.uk/pc-tower-case/advance-x11-pc-tower-case-8102b0/11129298-a.html
    I'm having trouble finding the X11 Advanced X-Station, this is the closest I found.

    Have you cleaned the fans and in general the inside of computer recently?

    If the temperature stays the same all the time the sensor could be faulty.
  12. Yeah that's the case and yes I clean it often as the filtered in-take can get clogged up pretty quickly
  13. Hm I doubt it's airflow that's the issue then, unless your case is completely clogged up with cables.

    I'm honestly not sure what the problem is then. I'm leaning towards an HDD problem but that's a somewhat educated guess at best.
    Would it be possible to hook up a different HDD and boot from that?
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