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Why is my pc so slow?(solved)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have a Gateway DX4200-09 desktop pc and I use it to play games and do random stuff.

 

But its sooo SLOW I can't play a single GAME without lag its impossible, plus it's laggy on windows explorer too!

i tried everything from deleting stuff to shutting off all programs in the backround even Windows!

it helped somebit but not really, I played stuff from counter strike to Minecraft and get around to 4 to 14fps on lowest settings possible.

 

and bigger games not even a chance. My mac laptop did better but it's broke now.

 

so here's specs:

cpu: amd phenom x4 9100e

ram: 4gb DDR2 800mhz

graphics card: ati radeon hd 3200

Running: windows vista 

hard drive: 640gb

btw I only have 5gb left on hard drive but I can make room.

 

Is it a problem I can fix,is it too old, is it because my storage is full or is it just horrible and get a new pc or its just too dusty.

 

Any fix to this?

 

 

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Your PC is just very old. You can fix this but honestly I would get a new PC. If you spend around 450$ you should be able to get a good enough gaming experience.

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CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($71.98 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($18.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X PRO3+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($38.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 370 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.99 @ Directron) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($54.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $444.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-20 22:46 EDT-0400

Something I just put together. I would carry over the HDD, it may be slow but it will still do the job for some games. Should be snappy enough and get decent framerates. 


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1) its running vista

2) the hardware runs windows xp better

3) maybe try defragment the HDD


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the awnsers, I know now it's just too old I'm going to buy a gaming pc from cyberpowerpc for like $800

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Just now, josher2002 said:

Thanks for the awnsers, I know now it's just too old I'm going to buy a gaming pc from cyberpowerpc for like $800

Why buy when you can build one? Also, I don't recommend you to buy PC from cyberpowerpc because I heard a lot of bad things from people that did purchased their PC from cyberpowerpc. 

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1 minute ago, josher2002 said:

Thanks for the awnsers, I know now it's just too old I'm going to buy a gaming pc from cyberpowerpc for like $800

NOOO. Build one. You can build one that is so much better for 800$

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I can find PCs better than that at the dump.....

 

yo definitely need to upgrade or replace it


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15 minutes ago, josher2002 said:

So I have a Gateway DX4200-09 desktop pc and I use it to play games and do random stuff.

 

But its sooo SLOW I can't play a single GAME without lag its impossible, plus it's laggy on windows explorer too!

i tried everything from deleting stuff to shutting off all programs in the backround even Windows!

it helped somebit but not really, I played stuff from counter strike to Minecraft and get around to 4 to 14fps on lowest settings possible.

 

and bigger games not even a chance. My mac laptop did better but it's broke now.

 

so here's specs:

cpu: amd phenom x4 9100e

ram: 4gb DDR2 800mhz

graphics card: ati radeon hd 3200

Running: windows vista 

hard drive: 640gb

btw I only have 5gb left on hard drive but I can make room.

 

Is it a problem I can fix,is it too old, is it because my storage is full or is it just horrible and get a new pc or its just too dusty.

 

Any fix to this?

 

 

Here's a proposed upgrade that will make your computing experience much better for $310.

 

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CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H110M-DVS/D3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card  ($101.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($32.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $312.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-20 22:54 EDT-0400

 

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I'm assuming you can keep your computer case and Hard Drive (although you should install your OS into the SSD drive I included) but threw in a high-quality Power Supply so you won't have problems with surges.

 


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Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I don't really have time to build one, and I tried to fix my Mac 2 times

and broke it

so I don't really know what store or online site to buy a custom gaming prebuilt pc for cheap

 

 

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4 minutes ago, josher2002 said:

Thanks for the awnsers, I know now it's just too old I'm going to buy a gaming pc from cyberpowerpc for like $800

Definitely you can do better by building one. Cyberpowerpc overcharges their components by at least $300. You're paying that much for them to put the computer together which takes no more than 1 hour to do.

 

Here's a proposal for $800:

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.77 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($58.99 @ B&H)
Total: $810.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-20 22:58 EDT-0400

 

This build can max out every 1080p game and even drive any VR headset you throw at it.


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The Glorious PSU Tier list is back in action!

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Computer Specs:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB (Sometimes as high as 1450 core, 2310 memory) (mining as we speak)

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: $15 Philips earbuds yay

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

Brother's Computer:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel i3-2100 (carry over from my old build)
Framepainting-inator: GTX 650 Ti

Attachcorethingy: Intel Z68 (don't know anything else, got it from ebay for like $40)

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

Computerarmor: Ashamed to say

Rememberdoogle: 120GB SP550 + 500GB 2.5" from a laptop

AdditionalPylons: Antec Basiq BP350 (not as loud as @STRMfrmXMN says it is)

Letterpad: Logitech MK120 bundle

Buttonrodent: See above

Auralnterface: Hah! You wish

Liquidrectangles: Samsung 1600x900 + LG 1440x900

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4 minutes ago, josher2002 said:

I don't really have time to build one, and I tried to fix my Mac 2 times

and broke it

so I don't really know what store or online site to buy a custom gaming prebuilt pc for cheap

 

 

Buy all the parts then bring them to your local PC repair store and they will build it for you. They might charge you something around $100 or less to build it.

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2 minutes ago, Boobies Sprinkle said:

Buy all the parts then bring them to your local PC repair store and they will build it for you. 

Well I have a Best Buy will they do that?

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Just now, josher2002 said:

Well I have a Best Buy will they do that?

I don't know if they will build the whole thing, so your best bet is to call them. My local best buy store only assembly graphics card, RAM, and hard drives. 

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2 minutes ago, josher2002 said:

Well I managed to put something together

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pmYNkL

is this anygood?

Hey if you could share your city we could see what stores can help you. Also I would try looking for a Fry's or Microcenter for system build locally.


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