Lately my pc(athlon 2600+, 2gb ddr ram, 128mb radeon, XP SP3) has been very sluggish while PP some RAW files.
Cleared the registry and folders of all junks.
Thought i clean it of all the dust that has accumulated inside after a couple of years untouched.
Added another 1gb to make 2gb.
Cleared the heat-sink coumpound between the heat-sink & cpu.
Didn't re-apply it after that...and decided to add another fan.
Now regretted opening & cleaning all the dust inside.
My PC would reboot itself when i try to run any program.
But then when i open the side casing and face it to my home fan...it could run all the programs without any problem.
Any expert advice?
...will re-applying the heat-sink compound help?