There is no one in the world that does not wish that they could just flick a switch and their laggy computer would fix itself. Just as many people know this simply is not in the realm of possibility, at least not yet. Missing any detail, no matter how small, that is describing the problem, can make someone overlook entirely a perfectly good slow computer solution. To fix my computer, I really need to make sure I am not skipping any important details in troubleshooting.
What did I do to my PC when it screwed up?
What you were doing and when you were doing it are both good indications of what is the cause of your computer headaches. If your machine keeps freezing or lagging while in a computer game, the game, or something related to the game, is the cause of the problem (though definitely not always). Related components to playing a game include the graphics card, the RAM, the CPU, and of course it could be the game’s fault.
Every video game, including computer games, contain bugs and glitches, some being more serious than others. Considering all the bugs that are known about, there are just as many that are a mystery. The really lucky players find their answers because of past people’s problems posted on forums. The unlucky ones just have to sit and wait for the bug to be fixed. The even less lucky ones are the ones that think it is a bug when it really is not. An overheating graphics card can produce effects similar to a buggy game. Distorted or bleeding colors and text is a good sign of a gfx card being too hot. More airflow needs to get through the PC tower, or permanent damage will be caused. If ignored, not only will you have a broken computer, a hole will be burned in your pocket because of all the money that needs to be spent to replace the card.
Playing buggy games is never the only reason people complain that, “My computer keeps freezing and is slow.” The reasons for slow computers includes things like viruses, incompatible software, broken hardware, overheating. With my computer running slow, I should know to check for viruses and similar problems, as well as damaged hardware. A work knowledge of my computer one of the best slow computer solutions out there. Prevention is key.