i have a problem and i dont know what it is anytime i am on the internet for more then 20 min my computer gets really laggy i play world of warcraft for more then 10 min it does the same thing i dont know if it may be the graphics card not sure new to computers any help would be great! not sure where to publish this sorry if its in the wrong place.
Do you have XP? A quick way (should work on Vista, though it may be a little different) is go to start > Run > and type 'dxdiag' (without quotes) then just copy over the info on the first screen. That will get us the basics.
perating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.090206-1233)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7350
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 329MB used, 4627MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
I would recommend going to download.com and getting this program: Advance systemcare personal. Just search "advance systemcare"
Since you're new to computers, its' a fairly easy way to clean out all the junk files, repair registry issues, get rid of adware/spyware, and so on. And you just have to click one button to do it. So it's worth a try. I even use it for quick maintenance myself.