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How to get the best out of my PC?

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Recently my PC has been slowing up here and there and I'm just curious as how to get the best out of my computer - such as maintenance tools, anything like that.

The only maintenance software tool I have installed is CCLEANER. Here is my hardware ;


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I'm trying to get the best speed I can get without destroying my PC. Any suggestions are welcomed.
post #2 of 10
what are your system specs ?? if you have a good cooler, you could overclock your proc to get better performance. Also, when does your system slow down here & there ?? if its while gaming at high resolutions and at high settings, then i guess its surely time for an upgrade
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by huzzug View Post

what are your system specs ?? if you have a good cooler, you could overclock your proc to get better performance. Also, when does your system slow down here & there ?? if its while gaming at high resolutions and at high settings, then i guess its surely time for an upgrade
At times it randomly freezes completely I've had to restart to fix it. I included my system specs, is there any more I should include? During gaming I don't think it's ever frozen mainly when browsing, etc.

Downloaded SpeedFan here is what it looks like;

Edited by Vezryl - 3/26/13 at 12:10am
post #4 of 10
If you're using a HDD (opposed to a SSD) it may be a good idea to run a good defrag utility, I like Smart Defrag 2 (defrag and fully optimize). It's a good idea to defrag your HDD(s) about once a month, more if you install, uninstall or delete programs and files often.

Note: Do NOT defrag a SSD
Edited by 32oz - 3/26/13 at 1:40am
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2012 Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K @ 4.7 GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC 2 x 4 Gb Carsair Vengeance LP 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Har... MSI DH-24AAS-17 R DVD/CD Writer Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Dell S2330MX 60Hz 23.0" Monitor Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard Corsair TX650M 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Razer - DeathAdder 3500 Rocketfish - Gaming Mouse Pad Asus Xonar DG / Sennheiser HD 380 Pro 
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If you're using a HDD (opposed to a SSD) it may be a good idea to run a good defrag utility, I like Smart Defrag 2 (defrag and fully optimize). It's a good idea to defrag your HDD(s) about once a month, more if you install, uninstall or delete programs and files often.

Note: Do NOT defrag a SSD

Downloaded it, and used it.

Is there any other software I can download to help with performance? Etc? Like recommendations?
post #6 of 10
I would suggest you to bench your processor. Using P95 blend test with 90% ram (IN MB). Monitor it with CPU-Z and RealTemp. Log the temps and see what temps you are getting. Do the same for GPU with Heaven, Valley & 3Dmark. Again log Temps with AB or GPU Tweak. You can post your results here after that. For GPU, a max of 45min will be enough to stress it completely. For your CPU, you may need atleast 20-24hrs.
post #7 of 10
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Well other then that is there any software I should be downloading? That's really good for maintenance, etc?
post #8 of 10
its not for maintenance but for monitoring. If you don't get to know what's wrong with your pc, then you don't know what to do to correct it. and these help you do just that
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Vezryl View Post

At times it randomly freezes completely I've had to restart to fix it. I included my system specs, is there any more I should include? During gaming I don't think it's ever frozen mainly when browsing, etc.

Downloaded SpeedFan here is what it looks like;

If it is freezing... that is not a good thing. I would run some virus checks and others have said definitely run defrag. But I would run some generic HDD diagnostics just to be safe.
post #10 of 10
But if you are looking for just a cleanup tool... Tune Up Utilities has always done me good.
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