Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:32 AM
I woke up this morning to my computer frozen. It's been acting a little weird lately, and I'm not sure what to do. It was randomly powering off at some times, and wouldn't turn back on for a couple of seconds. All my temperatures are normal, I think. The problems seem to have been starting just after getting a new graphics card in august? Like I got the graphics card, maybe a month later, boom. Games start lagging as if I had network lag/high ping, but my ping is normal. Sometimes stuff'll take an abnormally long time to run. Alot of times I can't install stuff like zune/.NET Framework because I get a "Installation already in progress" error. I'm not sure how much of this stuff is related but it all started happening basically after I installed the Graphics card.
I'm definitely not the most thoughtful computer owner, I leave it on for long periods at a time, which I'm not going to do starting now. I'm gonna try dusting out the inside of the computer later today when I get off work.
I'd take actions to fix this but I haven't the slightest clue how to diagnose what's wrong. Can anyone help me get on the right track?