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Old 02-02-2019, 04:12 PM
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Exclamation Gaming Computer has rapidly decreased its power

Once i've had gotten my laptop it was running really good smooth has butter, but now ive been using it for about 4 or 5 years its performance has decreased i don't don't know if i should like overclock it, or get a new laptop or possibly a Desktop

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Old 02-02-2019, 05:55 PM
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I'd rebuild Windows from scratch, personally. You probably have a bunch of crud that's slowing stuff down.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:31 PM
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I'd rebuild Windows from scratch, personally. You probably have a bunch of crud that's slowing stuff down.
Thank you so much i hope this works
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:37 AM
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It's probably full of dust so cleaning it would be good and it's also a 5 year old machine. Those are your two problems!
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:27 PM
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Just had to have a similar exercise with my Asus N56VZ that was really showing its age.

Job 1 costs almost nothing: Clean it out (dust from fans & vents), redo the thermal paste on your cpu and graphics, defrag your hard drive. In my case this helped enough to isolate the issue to the hard drive which I could finally prove was dying despite registering as healthy in diagnostics.

Job 2 costs a little: Swap your boot hard drive for an SSD. This right here is your oh my god moment, and it's not hard. An USB to SATA cable is cheap, and you can get Acronis for free. Just takes a couple/few hours depending on your system.

Job 3 costs a bit more: think about bumping up the memory. I boosted mine from 4G to 16G and combined with the SSD swap wow it is a new system.
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