Death to Performance
Recently I re-acquired internet access. The first thing I did was update all my computers (yes all), and updated my girlfriend's computer as well. However, after I had installed updates (and added an expansion pack) for her Sims 3 game, performance on her machine was decimated. The computer is incredibly slow with any task handed to it, regardless. CPU usage only spikes during gameplay to my knowledge. But the problem is that the lag gets so bad, the game crashes. That, and the entire machine just freezes. I have chalked it down to three possibilities. Very bad malware, ****ty software in general, or a legitimate hardware problem. I've defragged the disk more times than I can count on one hand, cleaned out crapware and such, all that jazz. And performance is still terrible. In fact, it's getting worse. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you in advance!