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My PC can't handle games lately, please help!

  gimmethesuga 14:28 01 Aug 2019

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but Hi! So, basically i've had this PC for 6 months, it has a AMD FX 9370 Eight Core Processor clocked at 4.42 ghz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, i also have a cpu cooler but i dont know brand or type. This PC was intended for gaming and has been great but recently it just can't handle games, even something as simple as minecraft. It's even started to struggle with basic things such as google chrome and spotify. It just gets so loud and then overheats itself and turns off. I downloaded Speedfan to see the temperatures and they're not even that high, right now as I'm writing this the temps are: GPU: 44C Temp1: 44C Temp2: 36C Temp3: -128C HD0: 36C Core: 25C I'm not sure what some of these mean but i hope it's helpful. But even at these temps, it's still really hot and loud and I do not understand. Can someone help? Thank you.

  wee eddie 14:54 01 Aug 2019

Things you have not yet have told us about yet, and we need to know:

What OS and other software are running most of the time?

What Anti Virus, Anti Malware, and Anti Adware, Software are you updating and running regularly?

When did you last clean dust out of the inside (forget that you have software that says that the temperatures are OK)?

  wee eddie 19:20 01 Aug 2019

I am not sure about this but, I am quite surprised that you're using DDR3 RAM with that Processor. What MOBO are you using

  oftmarshall678 16:17 06 Aug 2019

Buy 16GB of RAM. 8 gb was mercy in 2018 but not in 2019

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