It takes more or less 30 seconds to start firefox with my intel i3 -7100 with hyper-threading enabled. But will take only more or less 10 seconds to start if hyper-threading is disabled.
CPU = i3 7100 @ 3.9 GHz
Motherboard = MSI H110M pro VH_Plus
Ram = 4 GB
OS = Windows 10 pro (updated)
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Please let me have your system configuration as follows:
Memory RAM brand and part number:
Power supply brand and wattage:
Did you test the processor on another motherboard or another processor on your motherboard?
One last recommendation is to complete a Bios Recovery, you can check with the Motherboard manufacturer how to do it.
I hope to hear from you soon.
It seems I am one of those victims of spectre variant. I just rolled back to old version of system drivers and everything went back to normal. Thanks for the reply anyway.
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