I'm ready to pull my hair out with my home PC. I play online games, namely WoW, and most recently have been trying to install and download the patches for Vanguard. My PC meet the requirements for both games and as well has the same specs as my boyfriends computer sitting right next to mine. However, when he installs the games from disk it takes him 20 to 30 minutes, while it literally takes mine 6 hours.... then when it comes to the patches, it takes his 3 hours while it takes mine 9+ hours, then gets to the final percent, has an error, then requires to restart the process all over! Once I restart the patching, it restarts just as slow as it did as if I never started it in the first place.
I have run avast antivirus, ad-aware, and all my Windows updates are current... I make sure my firewall is off while trying to download the patches. I just don't know what has happened to my computer. This is a newer develpoment (in the past few months), so I know it's not just the way my computer is. Something has happened to cause this, I just have no idea what it might be. As well, since the disk installs and patching have gotten so bad I've also noted and extreme reduction in my fps while playing WoW, and I don't know if that would be a related issue.
I have spent hours upon hours searching the net for possible answers to this issue, and have found none... however I may not be asking the right questions in my searches.
I fell upon this forum, and saw some possible light at the end of my tunnel because it looked like there are some very kind, intelligent and helpful people here who may be willing to help me out or at least guide me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any guidance, help or advice you may be willing to give.
My computer is an Intel ® Pentium ® D CPU 3.00GHz 3.00GHz, 2.00GB RAM w/ 80GB hard drive ( I know that's kind of small... but it still has 25GB of free space--I've been told that shouldn't be the issue, but will gladly upgrade if it is) and Nividia e-GeForce 8500 GT 1GB video card.