8 year old gaming PC problems

  RaiderSSG 00:09 19 Oct 2017

I've had this Gateway DX4320 for 8 years, I'm concerned that my motherboard might be dying. It's running really slow, it barely runs my game, and it blue screens every time I run World of Tanks, and Spotify at the same time. Specs: AMD Phenom II x4 945 quad, Nvidia GTX 750 TI, 8GB RAM, 550w PSU, 1TB HDD, ASUS motherboard, Running Windows 7 64 bit. Upgraded Also, when the CPU fan kicks in, it's really loud and obnoxious.

  Menzie 15:16 19 Oct 2017

First off the basics if not already done:

Perform a system maintenance/ check-up. This includes error checking and defragmenting drives, and also checking for malware with something like Malware Bytes.

Check the case for dust and give the CPU and fans a good clean with a can of compressed air.

Make sure all fans are spinning.

It might also be time to do a fresh install of Windows.

When the computer Blue Screens what is the message on display?

  RaiderSSG 15:27 19 Oct 2017

The case is dust free, the CPU still overheats constantly, windows was just freshly installed last weekend, Mal ware free, I don't download much, and I have replaced the rear fan several times. I don't know what more to do. I didn't get a chance to actually take a good picture/read the blue screen message as it goes away as fast as a light goes off.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:44 19 Oct 2017

Remove Cpu fan and check for a layer of fluff between fan and heatsink.

  Menzie 00:55 20 Oct 2017

If a Blue Screen happened the computer should have a log saved on the HDD. Something like Blue Screen View will be able to read the log file in a manner that helps to make it easier to pinpoint at what point the system is failing.

Being an 8 year old system, has the cooler been removed from the CPU before? It might be a case of needing an application of some thermal paste.

Try Blue Screen View and let us know what you find log-wise on your system in the most recent crash.

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