computer slowing down

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  1. notrustinsasuke
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    when i first got my computer my pcsx2 games can reach 60 fps, but as time passes for some reason the fan starts working harder and the games get slower anybody know what the problem is?
    plus for some reason my pcsx2 crashes with games when I play in hardware mode for a while.



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    4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4500U processor (4M Cache, 1.8 GHz)

    ram:16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)

    hard drive: 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

    video card: Intel® HD Graphics 4400 (I KNOW NOT A VERY STRONG GRAPHICS CARD)
     
  2. grossaffe

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    Have any dust build-up?
     
  3. notrustinsasuke
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    no, i dont think so i barely got the laptop for a couple of months.
     
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    If you don't fancy opening the laptop yourself, you can usually spray a can of compressed air where the exhaust fans are. You'll see a woosh of dust if it's in need of cleaning. I dunno how great you'd be able to clean the laptop out without opening it up yourself :/

    There are some other basic diagnostic things you can do, like make sure your system isn't bloated, that the drives are not overly fragmented, and that your drivers are up to date. It used to be that after extended months of use a OS would get a bit sluggish with its many installs, and some would recommend a fresh install every year. Dunno about the legitimacy of it, but there's that to consider too.
     
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    Is it an HP?
     
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    Disable anything non-essential in MSconfig at startup. This includes both apps, AND non-Microsoft services.

    Defrag your system with some sort of third-party tool, like Defraggler, Auslogics, JK Disk Defrag, etc.

    Video drivers are essential to keep updated about once a month or so. Try updating these first.

    Update as many other hardware drivers as you possibly can. One quick way to check for driver updates is using Windows Update, under the "Optional Updates" section.

    Install the latest DirectX and .Net updates.

    Run the latest version of Ccleaner, to unclog your internet tubes and free up orphaned registry files. It also removes accumulated clutter from abandoned software after an app has been uninstalled, regaining back harddrive space.

    I run all of these operations on my client's computers when they say it's been acting slow, and they say the difference is night and day. :)
     
  7. notrustinsasuke
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    no its dell.
     
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  9. notrustinsasuke
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    okay i have a dumb question, how do you update hardware divers and video drivers.
     
  10. Chocolina

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    Go to your PC maker's (Dell) support site as well as Intel support site and look for updated software and drivers for your PC Model/Chipset/Operating System, etc... etc...

    You should be regularly clean your fan(s) as keeping airflow optimized keeps your processor as cooler, if only by a few degrees. Your processor won't have to work as hard and keeping your machine and parts cool is the best way to extend their lifespan. I personally use this: http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-...e=UTF8&qid=1390783862&sr=8-1&keywords=datavac
    Its stronger than compressed air, very versatile, and unlike compressed air, its cheaper over the long run, you won't taste any bitter-ants in the air, and is a great way to dust off your ceiling fan. I'd be more concerned of heat than fan noise. My fan gets much louder than I'd want it to be, but my laptop never gets more than warm, even when playing Gamecube games for a few hours.

    If you've only had your PC for a few months, then I doubt defraging your harddrive will benefit you.

    If you click start, and type msconfig and open the thing that shows up, you can disable certian Services you might not need like Print Spooler or Secondary Logon, but disabling your services isn't for the basic users, however Startup items on the other hand are mostly safe to disable, and if you disable all your startup items, then you won't have your PC flooded with background tasks/applications.

    If you're using a laptop, plugging it in does/might contribute to your heat, but also may improve your framerate. My Laptop does perform a little better when plugged in.