About three days ago, my computer started acting slower, and a little less responsive. The next day, my computer couldn't do anything. Simply watching a youtube video suddenly bogs the entire thing, freezing it up. The video stutters every few seconds, freezing on a frame for up to ten seconds. Every time I play my games, they max at about 5-10 fps, which is not at all normal to what im used to. I average pretty fairly, and my rig isn't too bad either. I'll put the specs at the bottom after all of this. I've tried downloading a couple other methods, even a couple programs that mightve helped. Pc decrapifier is one, did nothing noticable as far as i could tell. Ran microsoft security essentials and did a full scan overnight, turned up with nothing. On an off topic note, i did get gamebooster from razer before all of this, and found it didnt work at all, or perhaps made my game experience worse, so i uninstalled it same day. After reading in a lot of forums, someone recommended process explorer, which i have now. I don't entirely know what it does; it seems to be the same as my resource monitor, except with pretty colors
Anyway, im not sure if the next bit of information is relevant, my cpu is running about 1-5% cap (45% max frequency), and my physical memory normally has been running at around 55% since this started happening. I'm not sure if these are normal numbers, just felt it might be of some use. I've also done a memory test, as well as using CCleaner. And normally CCleaner takes a couple of moments to clear my cache, but when i select the Wipe Free Space box, it takes hours upon hours to do, and when it's finished, it hasn't even done anything. I've tried just about everything i feel i could on my own, and im out of options. My computer is crap, and i need help to figure out why. If you need to know anything else at all, ill be checking frequently in hopes i could resolve this problem, because it's driving me crazy.
My specs are as follows:
i7 2600k CPU
150 gb harddrive that runs my windows
650 gb d drive, both are relatively vacant
I've also just recently discovered that my computer fan in the front end of my case wasn't working, i think it jammed up. Tried turning it, was really hard and the center was hot. took the drives and set them on top of my pc. I don't think that this may be what's causing my issue, seeing that ive never had a heating issue with my computer before, but ill get another fan as a last resort. Let's hope that it's a software issue in the mean time.
Thanks in advance to whomever could shed some light on my situation, not a moment goes by that it's unappreciated.
P.S. Should I get Hijack? would it be necessary for my issue?