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Lag spikes are Killing me!!

Hello, I bought my pc 2 and half years ago, Specs:
Cpu: Intel Pentium 4 3.00Ghz HT 630
GPU: Radeon HD 5450 1gb
Ram: 4GB 400Mhz
HDD: 500gb WD
PSU: Idk ( maybe 250w or 300w)
Case: Roswill an old version
Cpu Cooler: None
Win: Win7 Ultimate 32bit
Ok, So i started playing games normally without any problems, I play games like Gta SA, BFBC2, BF3 (it's playable), Gta iv (Playable too), Rust(Playable), Call of duty 4, COD MW2, 7 Days to Die,
Fifa 10, Fifa 11. These are most of games i play.
I was able to play them perfect for a year or two, Then THE LAG SPIKES!:fou:~~~I started getting them
like 10 secs every half hour, I was able to handle it, Now every 3 or 4 Mins, It happens for 1 or 2 mins, Iam dying, E.G: In Rust (lowest), From 35fps to 5fps, Gta iv (lowest) 20fps to 3 or even 2fps
I told myself maybe bec. they are big games, I tried Gta Sa (highest) 30fps to 7 fps (lowest) 55fps to 10fps or lower, COD 4 (highest) 30fps to 4 or 3 fps (lowest) 70fps to 12 or 10 fps, I told myself again maybe they are big games, I tried Icy Tower, Garden Dreams and Chicken Invanders, from 100fps to 15 or 10fps, I can't believe, Even the browser games like in Facebook, Flash games, Lag spikes happens, Sometimes when i watch videos it happens (sometimes i mean 20%).
I tried everything, Clean the Fans, Ram, GPU from dust (nothing), Tried to install new windows (it stopped for 1 day the next day it was worse), Tried to Defrag (nothing) , Update my CPU, GPU Drivers to newest (nothing), Tried to make the pc cool for some days (nothing).
I tried most of solutions i could get from browsing the problem but nothing!!
If anyone can help me i would be very very very happy! :(
Thanks for your time.
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  1. Could be a faulty PSU damaged your hardware never use a crap brand that happens a lot. Its definatley time to rebuild when you do only go for xfx seasonic antec corsair or evga psu's
  2. firo40 said:
    Could be a faulty PSU damaged your hardware never use a crap brand that happens a lot. Its definatley time to rebuild when you do only go for xfx seasonic antec corsair or evga psu's


    It's heating, right? So if i changed the PSU, It will go?
    Will 500W be enough?
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    If it hasn't damaged your hardware yet it will its a good start to test. If it doesn't you'll need to replace the rest.
  4. If it hasn't damaged your hardware yet it will its a good start to test. If it doesn't you'll need to replace the rest.

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    Ok i will try to change the PSU, If it didn't work, I will throw this PC out of the window and get a brand new one ready for gaming! Thnx, You just made my day! :)
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