So my computer is 3 years old and I try to clean it by blowing on it but that just doesn't seem to be enough. There is visible dust that is stuck on the video card and motherboard and the power supply fans have dust on them that can't be blown away with my breathe. So I probably answered my own question but does anyone know why my computer would be slow for the first 1.5 hrs. After that it is fine.
I have 2.8 ghz duo core intel and hd 4850 graphics card and 4 gb of ddr2 ram and I can play games after 1.5 hrs of the computer running but before then it is suicide. I am trying to play Diablo 3 beta now but it freezes all the time. I can play it later today and I will but I am so confused. Why would a computer take 1.5 hrs of running to stop being so slow?
edit: I will try that website Ego.
Does anyone have any tips on how to "clean" a hard drive without actually reformatting. In the computer build thread people said a 3 year old computer should be slow and can be fixed with reformatting but I can't do that as I said before.
Any general tips for speeding up a 3 year old machine?
You can use some defragmenter. I use DeFraggler. Not sure how much improvement you'll actually see, since I don't know what's on your hard drive.