If this was mine the first stop is the replacement of all heatsink compound. This includes north and south bridge chips and the GPU.
Next I've seen hangups due to old HDDs so I'd get a SMART REPORT on the drive and after the work fit shiny new SATA cables.
OK, what would I change out?
1. The HDD goes away for a 120 buck or so 500GB SSD.
2. A newer GPU. That 9800 is known to show up as a cause for hangs today. They usually start out with random hangs them fail later.
Let's compare a lower tier GPU to your 9800 at GPUBOSS.com
Ain't that something. That's a big boost for not much. If you can swing, head to the 950 2GB model.
My PC below was built a number of years back and i recently cleared it and started again, installing windows 10.
I don't use the computer much, only for some light gaming on lol and general internet browsing.
However it's starting to freeze up a little from time to time and i think i might need to replace a few things in the system.
Can you give me some advice on updating my pc, do you think it needs a new graphics card or more ram or just a brand new build all together?
I don't know a lot about computers so excuse me if this is a bad question.
Thanks for your assistance.
1 Western Digital WD5000AADS - 500GB SATAii Green Power 7200RPM 32MB Cache 1 $62.50 $62.50
2 AcBel 660W Max Lifetime New Replacement Warranty Power Supply True Rated Version 2.3 with 12cm Fan 1 $109.00 $109.00
3 Antec Two Hundred - **Free offer above** The Versatile ATX Tower Case - Black, NO PSU, Front ports: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Audio In & Out 1 $76.00 $76.00
4 Corsair 6GB, TR3X6G1600C8 (3x 2GB MXS3) PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 For X58 MB/i7 Core, 3x240-pin DIMMs, Triple Kit, 8-8-8-24 1.65V 1 $188.00 $188.00
5 Asus VK266H 26" Wide, 1920x1200, 300nits, 20K:1, 2ms, DSUB/DVI/HDMI, WCAM, SPK NEW! 1 $555.00 $555.00
6 Intel I7 920 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 8MB Cache, 4.8GT/s CPU 1 $364.00 $364.00
7 Asus EN9800GT-HTDP-512MD3 - GF9800GT, 512MB, DDR3, PCIE2.0, 2xDVI, HDTV, HDCP 1 $149.00 $149.00
8 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit OEM with Windows 7 Upgrade [Single License] 1 $140.00 $140.00
9 SAMSUNG 22x DVD+/-RW, BLACK RETAIL IDE BURNER 1 $58.00 $58.00
10 Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard - LGA1366, X58, 6DDR3, FSB2000, RAID, GBLAN, PCIE2.0, 3FW, UD3, ATX 1 $318.00 $318.00
11 GlacialTech "SilentBlade GT12025EDL-A1" 120mm Black Case Fan, 120x120x25mm, Entering Bearing, 3 & 4-pin connectors, Speed: 950rpm, Noise: 18dBA 3 $8.22 $24.66