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Help, Computer Dying?

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August 1, 2012 10:43:52 PM

So, I had my Studio XPS 8100 for about 2 and a half years now and recently I decided to reformat and clean my tower (Taking it apart, blowing off the dust etc). After installing my drivers, I decided to play Crysis again. Strangely, my computer lags on High (FPS drops/ choppy) and drops occasionally (although not often at all) on medium. 2 and a half years ago, I was able to run Crysis on High settings without any lag at all. Now, the ultra high setting is no longer select-able, 2.5 years ago it was.
Both ran on DX 10.

Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intel Core i5 CPU 750 @2.67 GHz
8.00 Ram
Geforce GT 220 1 gb
700 Gb HardDrive

So, can my computer decay..?
Anyway I can speed it up..?
Besides getting a new graphics card :[

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August 2, 2012 1:12:26 PM

You computer cannot decay. If your PC is spontaneously crashing or BSOD'ing, you might have a hardware issue.
Take a look at any programs or services you have running in the background. Anti-virus software or even viruses themselves can slow down your PC.
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August 2, 2012 1:22:01 PM

actually your cpu can degrade

but not likely to be the problem on a 2.5 year old machine unless you have been severely overclocking it

from memory thats a low end graphics card and cant see how it would run crysis on high without bad lagging even on a

lower resolution
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August 2, 2012 3:10:34 PM

The GT 220 should never have run Crysis on High, it's not really a gaming card in the least. Did you have a smaller display or run it at a very low resolution.

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