So, basically my computer freezes very often, when I'm surfing on the web or just browsing my files, all of a sudden it freezes. I can't do anything unless I force it to shut down and restart. Also, sometimes it freezes while booting. And the OS is not running smoothly, animations are lagging, windows take a bit to open.
I realized it's not the OS because I was using it with Windows 10 and now I tried Ubuntu (the OS that came installed), but it freezes anyway. This wasn't happening before (I used Ubuntu, Windows 7, Windows 8 and recently Windows 10, and again Ubuntu... Yeah, this PC is kind of old).
Well, I don't know much about hardware, so I hope you guys can guide me with this issue. is it better to fix it or buy another computer? Thank you guys in advance.
Here, the motherboard specifications I found online: Motherboard: PCWare APMCP61-D3 DDR3
- Manufacturer product code: APMCP61-D3
- Shape: Micro-ATX
- Chipset: NVIDIA MCP61
- Dimensions: 24,4 x 21,4 cm
Chipset: - North bridge: GeForce 6150SE - South bridge: nForce 430
Compatible processors: - Transfer: 2000 MT/s - socket: AM3 - AMD Phenom II - AMD Athlon II - AMD Sempron 140 - AMD Sempron 145
Memory: - 2 slot DDR3 dual channel (240 pins) - DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz support - Memory maximum capacity: 8 GB
Expansion Slots: - 1 slot PCI Express x16 - 1 slot PCI Express x1 - 2 slots PCI conventional
Integrated video: - Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Graphics - It's own chipset. Does not degrade the performance of the machine. - Connector: VGA
Network: - Chipset: Realtek RTL8201EL-GR - It's own chipset. Does not degrade the performance of the machine. - Connector: RJ-45 - Speed: 10/100 Mbps
Audio: - Integrated audio with connector (internal) S/PDIF - Chipset: VIA VT1705 - It's own chipset. Does not degrade the performance of the machine. - 5.1 channel system
Rear pannel: - 1 connector PS/2 for keyboard - 1 connector PS/2 for mouse - 1 serial port - 1 VGA port - 4 2.0 USB ports - 1 RJ-45 network port - 2 audio output, for microphone, speakers - 1 sound input
Internal connectors: - 1 24-pin ATX power connector. - 1 ATX12V 4-pin auxiliary connector - 1 FAN CPU connector - 1 SYS FAN connector - 1 front panel connector - 1 audio front panel connector - 1 SPDIF output connector - 4 SATAII 3.0 Gb / s ports - 1 IDE connector - 1 FDD connector - 3 USB 2.0 connectors (providing 6 ports via cable) - 1 connector for Intrusion Sensor (Intrusion Chassis)
Specifications in a sticker on CPU: Processor: X4-840 OS: Linux Ubuntu Memory: 4GB (I added another 4GB, so 8GB in total) Hard drive: 1TB Optical unit: DVD recorder Other units: Video Interface:Onboard video Network Interface: Onboard network photo of the hardware