Computer struggle

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpursCoys, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. SpursCoys

    SpursCoys New Member

    last few days my comp has been really struggling when im watching a stream or downloading stuff like music etc, the whole computer freezes and sometimes shuts down, is their any blueprint to this? computer is about 9 years old probably knocking on abit and has a world of use
  2. phil_warby

    phil_warby New Member

    similiar issue last year binned it bought a new one
  3. The_Duke

    The_Duke Super Moderator

    A common issue, happens a lot, the better the specs the better the pc as they say, but you can make a few adjustments on on your own, close down your PC, leave it off for 15 minutes or more, during this time, take a vacum put the nozzle up to the fan and let it suck out any dust, if you wish to go to more extreme measures, unscrew the back of the computer and get the hoover in their, you would be surprised at the dust that gathers in their.

    once complete, put the computer back on, run cc cleaner or a cleaning tool and wipe your computer history, then use task manager and go through all the running applications and "end" task on all the applications your not using, the memory and cpu this saves is incredible.

    also do not use firefox for streaming, use chrome, firefox uses up to much resource laying down the tracks let alone, downloading and streaming

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