AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual
NIVDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 (1 GB VRAM)
It was running flawlessly until a few months ago when I started hearing a grinding noise every time I'd start up my computer, then it would go away after the computer was finished loading. I think it might be one of the fans making the noise. Ever since then my computer has gotten fussier and fussier. About 2 weeks ago my computer started randomly freezing, I'd get the "blue screen of death", and it takes FOREVER to load into my desktop (even though it's fast once loaded). It used to load in 2 seconds. Then today as I tried starting the computer up, it froze into a black screen before it got to the log-in screen. I restarted it about 4 times and tried different modes, but it continued to do the same thing. I left it alone for a few hours and when I started it up everything was going fine until my windows crashed on the desktop a few seconds after loading. I restarted once again and now it's fine.
I do a spyware and virus check every day, consistently clear through my cookies and internet files, etc. I have very few programs and files on my computer, and I've never downloaded any fishy programs. I'm not sure what could be making my computer act up. If it's the fan, I don't know why it would affect everything so much because I always make sure my computer doesn't heat up.