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Impossibly Slow Computer

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May 21, 2012 5:43:47 PM

So my brother is reformatting his laptop for the third time, and this times its still reinstalling for the last 3 days. This is because it took forever to start up (about an hour) and subsequent tasks took 20 minutes per mouse click/ keystroke.
OS: Originally windows 7, none currently because it has not finished installing
HP G62 Notebook PC
RAM: 4gb DDR?
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
did hard disk and memory tests which came out green
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May 21, 2012 6:33:01 PM

May 21, 2012 7:44:50 PM

It overheated four or so times over the past year and a half. The last time it overheated while inside the case, and went into hibernation. We couldn't turn it on for the next 5 hours due to being too hot. This was two months ago.
May 21, 2012 8:20:06 PM

We reseated the RAM, and now its working fine. Sorry for taking up your time, and could the mods please lock this thread?