For some reson my pc is not runing the way it should its a good pc with an amd 64 , nvidia 6600gt , a gig of ram , 200GB hard drive space , 2200 MHz , and yet my mates with has like 512 of ram , 100GB hard drive , basicly half the amount my pc has, and his is running better than mine and playing games better and my graphics card is better than his. my games are laggy if i try to run them half decently , and i have all my drivers for the cards updated. any ideas of what could be wrong ??? pleaes help if ya can its doing ma heed in.
no its not skidzy and ya the kind of games im on abought is like, The godfather , battlefield 2 , age 3 , basicly all the new games but his grap card is not as good as the 6600GT im not sure what it is ill tell ya next time i ask him , but he is runing like battlefield on max and im haveing to put all my seting right down , and its not just playing games like when he is going trough his files and progs thay are loading up right away , mine has a notisable delay
Defrag it regularly, and go with the other advice about cleaning up the system. I use ccleaner that skidsy gave you the link to. Also check whats running in the background and those you don't need to be running all the time disable. Check with your mate what Anti Virus he has, Norton is meant to be a bit of a resource hog but I must admit I never found it a problem and don't use Norton for other reasons.
If you've had the PC for some time, and have no luck with the suggestions above then what I would say is a possible cure is to format the drive, having backed up everything you want to keep. and do a clean reinstall of Windows. If you do decide to try this make absolutely sure you have all the disks you need, Windows disk, motherboard disk, and all the other bits and pieces.