So I just need a bit of outside perspective on this because I have a tendency to be a hypochondriac and "make up" problems. Anyways, I got my current PC last april with my tax return. So its over a year old now and I've noticed its just slower than it used to be. And yes I do run virus and spyware checks on a regular basis. Its just like a couple of minutes ago I woke up the computer from sleep mode and stuff like for instance doing the Ctr+Alt+Del to bring up the menu on Win7 to lock it and launch task manager actually takes a second to load or I'll click on say open my Documents folder which houses all my media stuff will take a second to load etc. After I click on something once though it will load instantly.
Like once I actually click on something or run a program its fine this usually only happens after I leave it in sleep mode for awhile. The HDD doesn't seem to be making any alarming sounding noises and like I said I defrag and run spyware/malware checks on the regular. So is this just normal wear and tear because it still operates fine its just not the spring chicken it used to be when i got it last year. I mean i can run games like Saints Row 3 at near max settings no problems. Anyways, could use some outside perspective.