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So I've been enjoying my favorite games lately. But just recently a new and unusual problem arose. When I play ANY kind of game or online game, after 5 minutes of playing it begins to slowly slow down, until my whole computer crashes. I've tried defragment, disk cleanup, and error removal, no virus's are to be found as my old laptop says. Most people say it might be my old laptop, but I just wanna make sure before I give up. My recent download was a game called Mushroom Kingdom Fusion, if there is anything about that game that can effect certain computers be sure to tell me, because the nonsense started after I downloaded that fan game. If there is anything on a laptop that must be removed please tell me too, THANKS!
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What laptop is this?
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Le Intel Build
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Caviar Black 120GB 510 series Elm Crest SSD Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
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Seasonic X750 Raven RV02 White Edition 
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Intel Core i7 G74Sx NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M  Samsung  
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Samsung  Samsung  Momentus 7200.4 Scorpio Blue 
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Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 LITE-ON IHBS312-98 COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 COUGAR CF-V12HP (x 3) 
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A Dell inspiron Windows XP laptop, it is old but it always worked fine until now
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Sounds like overheating to be honest. How old is it? Do you keep it clean?

Might be worth opening it up and getting rid of any dust etc.

Also try and ensure that you dont use the laptop on a bed or cloth and allow the best airflow as possible underneath the laptop.
Edited by Sgtbash - 7/1/12 at 1:10pm
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Nevrmind, came to conclusion that my laptop is just too old, about 9 years old to be exact.
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