[SOLVED] Pc runs really slow sometimes, here are the specs , please help me out.

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I dont understand this stuff about the ideal rpm (for the fan) and the CPU,GPU AND Mainboard temperatures, can you guide me about that pls.
And what can i do to improve the performance apart from buying ram and harddisks
 
How to check that (the model) ?
And I can't afford i7 cpu's rnow, is upgradation, the only option?
It could be that windows has gotten bloated over time (lots of stuff running in the background). If you open task manager (right click on the task bar and click task manager) then go to the details tab you can sort all running processes on cpu usage. Look for anything that is using a lot of cpu time and possible remove / disable that software (things like virus scanners can use a lot of cpu time for example).

You can also try performing a clean boot - this will start the machine up like a fresh install of Windows with minimal background tasks, instructions on how to do this are here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

If the clean boot helps then that suggests you need to do reduce the number of background apps. That said, your machine is pretty old now so might just be struggling with an OS as heavy as Windows 10. If that is the case the other thing you could try is run a Linux distribution (provided you have a decent chunk of free hard disk space you should be able to set up a Linux OS to run side by side with Windows - you just get a menu to choose with you want to load into when you initially start up your system). I would suggest trying out Ubuntu if you haven't fiddled with Linux before as that OS has a built in app manager and is generally pretty straight forward to use if coming from Windows....

Link: https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

If you go for that I would try out the 'LTS' version as this is typically more stable. To install it all you will need is a decent sized USB memory stick*, instructions on how to create the installation USB can be found here:
https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#1-overview

*That is assuming your machine can boot from a USB stick - you may need to change the boot devices in the bios for the machine to do this. If it doesn't support this function you can also burn an installation DVD which your machine will support.

DVD instructions here: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutorial-burn-a-dvd-on-windows
 
I dont understand this stuff about the ideal rpm (for the fan) and the CPU,GPU AND Mainboard temperatures, can you guide me about that pls.
And what can i do to improve the performance apart from buying ram and harddisks
Looking at the performance monitor, your temps are fine, however looks like the limit is your cpu. It only offers 2 cores / 4 threads, which isn't much given you are running Windows 10 on it.

As it's an i3 540, your motherboard will be based on the LGA1156 socket and there are a number of options you could upgrade to. The best bet would be to look for a Core i7 800 series cpu, which would offer you 4 cores and 8 threads. I would need to know the exact make / model of the motherboard to double check it supports these cpu's however.
 
How to check that (the model) ?
And I can't afford i7 cpu's rnow, is upgradation, the only option?
It could be that windows has gotten bloated over time (lots of stuff running in the background). If you open task manager (right click on the task bar and click task manager) then go to the details tab you can sort all running processes on cpu usage. Look for anything that is using a lot of cpu time and possible remove / disable that software (things like virus scanners can use a lot of cpu time for example).

You can also try performing a clean boot - this will start the machine up like a fresh install of Windows with minimal background tasks, instructions on how to do this are here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

If the clean boot helps then that suggests you need to do reduce the number of background apps. That said, your machine is pretty old now so might just be struggling with an OS as heavy as Windows 10. If that is the case the other thing you could try is run a Linux distribution (provided you have a decent chunk of free hard disk space you should be able to set up a Linux OS to run side by side with Windows - you just get a menu to choose with you want to load into when you initially start up your system). I would suggest trying out Ubuntu if you haven't fiddled with Linux before as that OS has a built in app manager and is generally pretty straight forward to use if coming from Windows....

Link: https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

If you go for that I would try out the 'LTS' version as this is typically more stable. To install it all you will need is a decent sized USB memory stick*, instructions on how to create the installation USB can be found here:
https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows#1-overview

*That is assuming your machine can boot from a USB stick - you may need to change the boot devices in the bios for the machine to do this. If it doesn't support this function you can also burn an installation DVD which your machine will support.

DVD instructions here: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutorial-burn-a-dvd-on-windows
 

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