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Old gaming computer getting sluggish time for upgrading or just bugged up?


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#1 mokin1

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:46 AM

Hi I'm new to posting have gotten lost of good info on this site for many years but this is my first post. So my question is I have a gaming computer I bought bout 5-6years ago but noticing that it's been starting to get sluggish and sometimes get random appcrash or apphangb codes, I think I had a trojan about a year ago and I'm pretty sure I got rid of it. I started playing online games again and I noticed the games are lagy and my frame rates are very low so is it time to upgrade some internals or can I boost what I have now or is it something else all together? I'm not sure what to do, is it that my computer is all gummed up or just my internals are due for a little upgrade?

Intel CPU 2140@1.60 dual core
Memory(RAM) 4.00 GB
System windows vista 32 bit
Video card Nvidia g-force 8500gt
Motherboard DDR2 667 PCI Express rendition DDR2 2GB 240x2
Hard drive Western Digital 320GB
Power supply Cooler master 550w

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:51 AM

Can you specified the games you play? Also the processor you have is quite weak for gaming and your graphics card is outdated.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:24 AM

It is old, and wont run a lot of the modern games real well, but if its laggy playing the games it used to play with no problem then theres likely some issues with it. Probably wouldnt hurt to run a couple anti-virus scans and defrag the hard drive, or just do a clean install of windows-that sometimes helps a lot.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:57 PM

Right I've been playing a lot of world of tanks but I also play lots of first person shooters and conquest games like command and conquer, war leaders etc.. I've been hearing about overclocking and adjusting the duel core option would that be a viable option to get me by for now or should I upgrade ram? Don't really want to by a hole new system but if i can make this work with just changing settings or if not I just want to upgrade what I absolutely have to and get the best bang for my dollar.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:22 PM

if the games ran fine in the past with this setup, then overclocking wont solve the problem-the issue is likely a corrupt registry. if their new games, then upgrading would be the better option-you can sometimes increase performance by overclocking if you know what your doing, but if you make a mistake you will end up with a brick instead of a computer.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

Ya i wouldn't want to and up with a brick that is for sure lol Is there a way to do a deep diagnostic scan on my computer to evaluate what is it's status(hard drive registry over-all system health) and if so what's the best program to do this? But I think inevitably upgrading is going to be my option.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:06 PM

I don't think there is one that is actually legitimate. Have you defrag the hard drive and run a ant-virus scan yet as patriot suggested before?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:18 PM

theres not one overall program-theres smaller programs such as memtest86+ to test your memory and western digitals hard drive diagnostic tool can be found here As far as software a good antivirus usually helps, but the windows registry just plain corrupts over time-thats just how it is. Sometimes a clean install is the best option. There are severaly registry cleaners and repair tools out there-but none I can recomend, more often then not they create more problems then they solve.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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