Computer slowdown, thinking its the CPU...

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
Radeon HD 7770 video card
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  1. clean the inside of the computer. could be just getting hot.
  2. 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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