can my hdd slow down my computer?

partyboi11

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I hand windows 7 64 bit, i have the AMD FX 6300 six core processor each core overclocked to 4.4ghz each, and a 2gb AMD XFX R7870 core editon GPU. So alot of my parts are up to date and so are all of the drivers. But my hard drives is about 3 years old. Could the hard drive affect the speed of my pc, i mean it has been crashing alot and sometimes even struggles to load up google chrome. Although after my computer has already been on for about 3 hours my system starts working faster?
 

Legolas8181

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Only way the HDD could slow your computer down is when booting it up, launching applications and shutting it down. SSDs really are worth the price.
 

Danimal1q2w3

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You might just need a fresh install of windows. I had a clients machine that had lots of bad sectors on the drive and wouldn't accept new installs of windows. Try reformatting and if that doesn't work replace your drive
 

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And if you can, replace with an SSD. Even if you get a 'slower' one than the standard of the Intel 840 EVO series, it will be a dmn sight faster than your HDD.
 

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