Originally Posted by san~man
Overclock / overclock'able
Yeah sorry I was in a bit of a hurry. I don't know if you (OP) plan to overclock, but if you're trying to get into tinkering and everything, overclocking can be kinda fun. Depends on your mobo just as much as your proc though, probably more. So if you don't have an OC friendly mobo (i.e. an OEM), then don't bother looking into it.
I would however recommend a clean install of Windoze if it's not too much trouble. If not, that's cool too, but you're probably experiencing a lot of unnecessary load and it can sometimes be easier to just to a wipe and reinstall as opposed to hunting everything down.