What is wrong with my computer?

Hi,

I’ve had this computer with the following specs for about 4 years or so and haven’t done much to upgrade it other than adding some rams, DVD drive, and 2nd hard drive. Other than that I have not done much to it. However, I’ve encountered viruses throughout the years and often times had to format my computer a couple of times in those 4 years.

I’ve read online in forums that heavy dust can slow your computer down especially P4s so I took everything out to get all the dust out. I pretty much got all the dust out and plugged everything back in. I even installed an extra chassis fan to cool the system. Then, I formatted the computer and reinstalled all the drivers only to find it runs even slower and even occasionally freezes up. I use my 2nd hard drive stores my documents, mp3s, movies, and etc.

I’ve listed all my specs to the best of my knowledge below for your review and comments. My question is why is my computer running so slow? Or what should I do to fix it? Where can the problem be coming from? My main usage on this computer is for surfing the internet, online poker, Counter-Strike, and MS Office Apps.


Nvidia GeForce 6600GT Video Card
80GB Master HD, 160GB Second HD
Intel Pentium 4 2.66Mhz CPU
ASUS P5VD1-X Motherboard
Kingston 3GB RAM
Integrated Audio
Integrated Gigabit Networking
Antec 485W Power Supply
Hitachi 22x DVD Burner
Toshiba 12x DVD Drive
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  1. computer_noob943 said:
    Hi,

    I’ve had this computer with the following specs for about 4 years or so and haven’t done much to upgrade it other than adding some rams, DVD drive, and 2nd hard drive. Other than that I have not done much to it. However, I’ve encountered viruses throughout the years and often times had to format my computer a couple of times in those 4 years.

    I’ve read online in forums that heavy dust can slow your computer down especially P4s so I took everything out to get all the dust out. I pretty much got all the dust out and plugged everything back in. I even installed an extra chassis fan to cool the system. Then, I formatted the computer and reinstalled all the drivers only to find it runs even slower and even occasionally freezes up. I use my 2nd hard drive stores my documents, mp3s, movies, and etc.

    I’ve listed all my specs to the best of my knowledge below for your review and comments. My question is why is my computer running so slow? Or what should I do to fix it? Where can the problem be coming from? My main usage on this computer is for surfing the internet, online poker, Counter-Strike, and MS Office Apps.


    Nvidia GeForce 6600GT Video Card
    80GB Master HD, 160GB Second HD
    Intel Pentium 4 2.66Mhz CPU
    ASUS P5VD1-X Motherboard
    Kingston 3GB RAM
    Integrated Audio
    Integrated Gigabit Networking
    Antec 485W Power Supply
    Hitachi 22x DVD Burner
    Toshiba 12x DVD Drive


    Please give me some feedback!!
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