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can my hdd slow down my computer?

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  • Windows 7
  • Storage
  • Hard Drives
  • SSD
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December 21, 2013 3:49:41 AM

I hand windows 7 64 bit, i have the AMD FX 6300 six core processor each core overclocked to 4.4ghz each, and a 2gb AMD XFX R7870 core editon GPU. So alot of my parts are up to date and so are all of the drivers. But my hard drives is about 3 years old. Could the hard drive affect the speed of my pc, i mean it has been crashing alot and sometimes even struggles to load up google chrome. Although after my computer has already been on for about 3 hours my system starts working faster?

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December 21, 2013 3:51:38 AM

Only way the HDD could slow your computer down is when booting it up, launching applications and shutting it down. SSDs really are worth the price.
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December 21, 2013 4:41:34 AM

You might just need a fresh install of windows. I had a clients machine that had lots of bad sectors on the drive and wouldn't accept new installs of windows. Try reformatting and if that doesn't work replace your drive
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December 21, 2013 5:01:00 AM

Danimal1q2w3 said:
You might just need a fresh install of windows. I had a clients machine that had lots of bad sectors on the drive and wouldn't accept new installs of windows. Try reformatting and if that doesn't work replace your drive


And if you can, replace with an SSD. Even if you get a 'slower' one than the standard of the Intel 840 EVO series, it will be a dmn sight faster than your HDD.
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December 21, 2013 5:29:48 AM

thanks, will look into buying an SSD
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