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Computer slowdown, thinking its the CPU...

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October 28, 2012 8:44:33 PM

I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 lately, and they have been slower than usual. It stutters quite a bit, especially during the more hectic moments in game. Then I noticed using my computer in general seems slow. Like when I click around between programs. I also reformatted a couple of days ago because of the slowness. So I guess that didn't help. I'm wondeirng if my cpu is dying. I've had the part for about 5 years now.

Here's my specs...

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz
2 GB DDR 2 RAM
Radeon HD 7770 video card





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October 28, 2012 9:11:45 PM

clean the inside of the computer. could be just getting hot.
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October 28, 2012 9:17:59 PM

Hi :) 

Stuttering in windows (hesitating) usually means a failing hard drive... run a hard drive test in DOS...Hirens Cd etc...

All the best Brett :) 
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