So my system is starting to show signs of a slowdown despite being well maintained and regularly defragged with O&O and Virus checked every day, the install is approximately 1 year old and is used every day for work and play for at least 8 - 14 hours, I am a games developer by trade hence the usage.
My main problems are as follows......
1) General system slowdown, programs appear to take much longer to launch now, especially games, its like the PC sits and does nothing after I click a shortcut, kinda just sits and thinks about it, in reality im wondering if its just taking ages to cache into the Ram ?
2) My toolbars and menus in general are no longer instant, unless cached into ram with a pre-emptive mouse over.
3) Right clicking on certain shortcuts causes explorer to crash, only way out is TM and End DR Watson as a process tree.
4) Copying, deleting, sometimes even just moving anything on the desktop, or sub folder on the desktop does not appear in real time, the only time you see the changes you made is when you right click and manually refresh the desktop.
These are the most annoying and most serious problems.
I have fully defragged my system with o&o using the NAME process, also manually deleted and cleaned up my temp files, deleted all my IE history, including cookies, temp files etc, cleaned my cooler and fans, checked temps, running out of ideas now, im actually starting to wonder if this isn't the start of some memory problems again....or HDD, the system in general just feels laggy.
In the past I have suffered heavily with Ram failures when using an EVGA 680i mobo and Corsair Dommy 8500C5's, fried at least 2 sets in no time at all despite being under voltaged and clocked back slightly to encourage stability, I got sick of the failures of the 680 chipset and Ram and swapped out to my current specs....note the total ditching of the 680i Chipset !!!
Asus Maximus Formula
2x 2gb Corsair Dommy 8500C5, forced the Voltage in Bios to 2.1v to stop Mobo overclocking it !!!
XP Home SP3
Edited by Phantom Mark, 24 April 2009 - 02:29 AM.