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I'm upgrading no matter what...I'm mostly curious.
i5 CPU (very low end) 3.3 GHz...it is 7 years old and was 50 dollars. Its a really crappy brand, forgot what it was...but super crappy.
Windows 7 64bit (cause no 32bit for games! )
8gig DDR3 ram (7 years old)
Regular 1 TB hard drive (SSD are a bit expensive for me) (2-3 years old)
Geforce 660 GTX 2GB (bought last year for christmas, so still pretty new)
Kinda crappy power supply
What is happening
Computer is very slow, locks up doing pretty much anything
Drivers crash any time they are being used (mostly graphics drivers, but today I had another driver crash)
Recently, windows is re-downloading system files and restoring registry
Windows taskbar or whatever, task host? main thing...sometimes crashes when in heavy use
Games are getting slower and slower, to the point of artifacting
Just recently, my files are disappearing. Windows settings are restoring to the default from when it was like newly installed.
My skyrim mod settings are getting reset to brand new, mods completely deactivated...like they were just installed
So, tons of problems...and my motherboard is ancient and super crappy. But my PSU was kind of a crappy brand too.
I'm upgrading to an i7 no matter what and getting modern ram, new PSU and new hard drive. They are all ancient and really bottle necking my video card.
But what are all those symptoms caused from? Is it likely motherboard related? My dad thinks it is, because a bad motherboard can cause a lot of weird issues he said.
In any case, I'm upgrading the likely suspects no matter what...due to how old they are. It is already set it in stone with what I'm upgrading. I'm just asking to see what you guys think of it all. Btw, getting a new hard drive as well in case of a hard drive failure...so getting 4 new things.