|hello and HELP! I don't know too much about computers, but I think there is something wrong with my desktop. |
OS: vista 64
CPU: intel pentium e5200 @ 2.5 ghz
PSU: ? 300W
GPU: GeForce 9200
When i first used the pc, it ran very well( for me). I'm not a serious gamer but i play C&C... I got through ALL of RA3 without a single problem. After about 4-5 months of normal use, my computer shut off by itself, then i got the blue screen with various error codes. I called Gateway support, they told me to factory restore. I did and now that problem is fixed. NOW whenever i start to play RA3 or use different applications put moderate to a lot of stress on my system, it slows down incredible. RA3 will be in slow motion and the video will lag from the audio.
I'm not sure if this is because something was damaged hence indicated from my blue error screen, but gateway support( or lack of) told me its running fine and theres nothing they can do.
I've read up on another problem about this model overheating because it has a 300W PSU... which in turn will damage the harddrive... so i am guessing i ran into the same problem. My performance is lacking.. which is due to the harddrive?
i don't really have a clue on how a damage harddrive can effect my performance. i hope someone can break it down to me, idiot style. My main concerns/ questions is: Can i fix this problem by just upgrading my PSU? Do I need to buy a new harddrive with a new PSU? What else should I look at for damage RAM? CPU? MOBO?
I'm soooo lost... lol
P.S. if anything is damaged shouldn't gateway replace it for free?? and I hate gateway's sorry excuse for a support line.