Well, I've been using the same rig for more then five years; and as of late it's been a little slower then normal. My Graphics card is also acting up.
Time of this report: 12/21/2012, 19:59:28
Machine name: LEHR-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.120824-0336)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio XPS 435MT
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6134MB RAM
Page File: 5468MB used, 6995MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
That's my system, I know Vista is bad blah blah, it's nothing totally bad, really. I've only had to replace the PSU once. It turns out the one I was using for five years was rather... Out dated. Regardless; it was 300w. My new one is 650w (Thank the lord.) I plan to replace my GPU around April with an ATI 5770 (Unless someone here can help me find a better card. I'm not savvy in the Computer building department.)
Anyway, the problems right now?
My GPU Over heats in certain games. I.E Garrysmod/l4d2 While it remains cool in some games like Company of heroes. Over heats at times in fallout new vegas and Metro 2033. It's idle temprature in the summer is 70c. In the winter? 60c (Sometimes I open the window and let cool air poor in, it goes down to 40c) and I have a desk fan on it. And yes, it's dust free. So, don't worry about it. Sometimes my FPS goes from 40-60 down to 5 and I lag horribly on certain maps in this 'Garrysmod', yet in any other game I never lag. My hard drive seems to be fine for a five year old hunk of steel, and I have a uh... 683 Gig hard drive, 371 of it remains.
My Anti Virus? Norton.
I use Steam to update my 4850 as well, and the CCC Somehow broke. It's fairly slow at times when it comes to booting up, and when I leave it idle it freezes up (Someone disabled sleep mode, even then it was fairly slow when coming out of that.) Does it sound like I just need to defrag? I haven't done that in five years. Before you snap, yes. I know, I was naive when I got the computer. That, and I shared it with someone else until this year.
So, should I just defrag and hope for the best while buying a new GPU, or should I save up for a brand new PC? Also, I have six gigs of ram.
Oh, and uh. I've only bluescreened three times with this PC. And I've only suffered four or so driver failures which required me to restart the game I was playing. Other then that, everything is peachy. Oh, and it's only slow during boot up. It takes roughly... Maybe two, three minutes to boot up. Five more for everything on it to start on it's own, then it runs just smooth. Sometimes it has small lock ups, or explorer.exe kills itself, but that's rare. Very rare.
Oh, and sometimes I hear low weird noises from the PC itself but it's not coming from the hard drive. It's like a low... Click, I guess?