Finally fixed my computer after so long of dealing with slowdowns during the school year. Turned out to be a harddrive problem where my primary IDE drives were set to PIO mode. Well, the computer's doing well now so I'm able to enjoy gaming again on the main computer.
School's going pretty well as I'm not struggling with classes this time around. Kind of hard to believe the first year is over as I didn't find myself wanting it to be over as I did with high school. Saw a lot of interesting stuff and experienced different junk throughout the year.
Need some cake though.