Re: New build is slow....
i've had the same issues. Lockups like that generally happen due to bad memory or cpu issues. i've had perfectly cool cpu's that that were faulty. first thing i would do is try one RAM stick at a time in the first slot since the ram is much less of a pain than RMAing a processor -.-
good luck to you
edit-- didn't see your post. glad things seem okay. make sure everything's okay before the time is up for RMAing your processor, just in case.
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