Need help with computer crashing and lagging

  thehoodrat3 16:15 18 Nov 2016
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Hi people, my computer has not been working well recently and I cannot identify its problem through google searches. Hopefully some people here will be able to help

Computer Alienware x51, about 3 years old

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40Ghz 3.40GHz

Installed memory(RAM): 8.00GB (7.90GB usable)

System type: 64-bit operating system, x64 based processor

Whats happening 1. Slamming the table causes screen to freeze and monitor turns off. Sometimes when I just try to turn it on this happens after i get past the loading screen. Sometimes the computer restarts on its own.

  1. Freezes and monitor shuts off when running games. Usually happens within around first 10 minutes of running the games. Sometimes it will restart on its own. If it does not crash during the first ten minutes of playing, it usually will run without problems for the rest of the time the computer is on.

  2. When i open task manager i usually see that disk is at 100%, even before i run the games.

  3. Severe ping lag when playing games (i have good internet)

I do not know much about computer stuff so specific instructions on how to fix my comp will be great for those who are willing to help. Thanks in advance

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:31 18 Nov 2016

Freezing PC

  1. Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans - speed fan will show temperatures

  2. PSU voltages - speed fan will also show voltages

  3. Household power surges fridge etc switching on/off

  4. faulty memory stick try memtest click here virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

  5. driver conflicts especially graphics cards get the latest drivers for your equipment

best guess - memory problem

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