Hello! Sorry if this is the wrong forum section, I didn't know where else to put it.
Righty. I have an Alienware M14X and it has been running fine for the year that I have had it. But within the past week, it would randomly freeze up for only a few seconds at a time at random points in time.
For example: I was browsing the web trying to find an answer (with no luck), and I was typing my question into Google when the computer froze. After a few seconds, my words magicly appeared. It is like the display is freezing. My music will still run fine when it freezes, along with my videos and such.
I have an external mouse along with my touchpad, and when the computer freezes, no input works.
So I have no idea what this could be. My CPU is only at 8% and my RAM is at 7/16GB used.
I know it isn't overheating because I have my window open and my cooling fans on; my current temperature (cpu) is 70C and gpu is at 53C.
Any ideas of what is happening is appreciated.
Two things come to mind: 1. You are running out of hard drive space and 2. Your drive needs to be defraged.