Computer slowing down for no reason.

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Matt8110, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Matt8110

    Matt8110 New Member

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    It started about a month ago, at first my computer was still usable but then over time it got slower and slower, then I thought "Time to reinstall windows", but that did not help and now I got a blue screen and when I turned my PC back on windows had disabled my graphics card because it said it reported an error, reinstalling the graphics drivers solved this however it doesn't matter what I am doing, for example I get the same amount of lag in the sims 3 as I do in quake 3, it makes no sense at all,

    PC especs:

    AMD athlon 64 1.8Ghz
    Geforce GT 520
    2GB DDR2 ram.

    I think it may be the graphics card, but I am not sure, I also think it may be the motherboard, I don't think it would be the CPU since I have had the CPU longer than anything else and it has been working perfect.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Is normal computer function working correctly without gaming? Try a different card.
     
  3. Matt8110

    Matt8110 New Member

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    No, everything is slow, when I reinstalled windows it took like 20 minutes for the installer window to come up after it loaded. Windows 7 64-bit BTW.
     
  4. tech explorer

    tech explorer New Member

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    Did you try a system restore?
     
  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    If the fresh install of windows was slow, what's a system restore gonna do? Nothing...
     
  6. tech explorer

    tech explorer New Member

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    Maybe too many programs running taxing your computer that could slow it down.
     
  7. paulcheung

    paulcheung New Member

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    Please check the harddrive, May be it is going.
     
  8. jamesd1981

    jamesd1981 Active Member

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    The machine might not have an actual fault, it is really low spec a sub 2ghz cpu and 2gb ram the machine would be slowish naturally, it really depends how slow without actually using the machine first hand it is hard to tell if it is normal speed for a machine that spec or abnormally slow due to a possible fault.
     
  9. tech explorer

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  10. Twiki

    Twiki New Member

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    Clean the CPU heatsink/fan.
     
  11. Havoc

    Havoc New Member

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    Run scandisk and check for Errors, Or some other hard drive software..
     
  12. Matt8110

    Matt8110 New Member

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    It is not normally this slow, it is usually pretty fast, I am gonna try different things.
     
  13. Matt8110

    Matt8110 New Member

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    Nothing seems to be working, I forgot about this, lol, or I would have posted again sooner.
     

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