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Something is wrong with my laptop. Maybe a dying cpu?

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July 2, 2014 9:04:45 PM

For the past 2 weeks my laptop has been slow to start, slow to load programs, very low fps in games. Even loading and browsing Tom's Hardware or imgur or the like has been groggy. Both on chrome and firefox.

I thought maybe it was a hard disk failure because it was quite hot when I first noticed the slowdowns but crystaldisk says my temps are fine and I have not heard any clicking or irregular noises.

Then I thought maybe my graphics so I blew out my fans and pretty much the rest of the laptop. Made sure I have the latest drivers and that my computer wasn't trying to switch to the integrated graphics.

I did a windows ram check to make sure that is fine, no problems there.

So I am now stumped. I do not know a lot about computers but I feel the only things left are the Cpu or the Motherboard.

Or maybe it is just on it's last leg? I am open to any and all help, I appreciate your guy's time.

I do not know exactly what information you guys would need to know but I have an alienware m17x r3. i7-2760Qm @ 2.4 that I have never tried to overclock or alter in any way. Windows 7 64-bit . 8 gigs of ram. Nvidia gtx 560m. Then a 320gig Hdd. Please let me know if you need to know anything else

(I'll be at work for the majority of 7/3 but I will check back when I get off. Thank you again)

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July 2, 2014 9:12:41 PM

you should use ccleaner and defrag the hdd first and look at what process load with windows start up .
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July 2, 2014 9:23:01 PM

scout_03 said:
you should use ccleaner and defreg the hdd first and look at what process load with windows start up .


I did use Ccleaner and defrag, that was the first thing I did. Should have mentioned that, sorry.
I have avast, nvidia's control panel, and my webcam as the only programs that start up, if that is what you meant by "what process load."
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July 2, 2014 9:26:33 PM

then i would use the drive maker test tool for it and try to use only one ram module at the time .
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July 2, 2014 10:49:39 PM

You probably just need to clean your registry, if that's not it then it might still be your hard drive. Or maybe some kind of memory leak from a bad driver, it's not a problem with your GPU though and I'm pretty sure it's not your CPU because those things usually either work or they don't work at all. If all else fails try reinstalling windows 7, if that doesn't fix it think about replacing the hard drive. and if that doesn't work maybe a new motherboard
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July 3, 2014 7:10:42 PM

scout_03 said:
then i would use the drive maker test tool for it and try to use only one ram module at the time .


The seagate maker test tool says my Hdd is failing. I was unaware of that program to check it. I will buy a new ssd and see how I fair after that. Thank you
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July 4, 2014 1:12:48 PM

if the tool said it gone fail copy all the needed data like picture and music even other precious one and it the drive is still under warranty ask for a rma .
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