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Laptop issue - Inspiron 1545

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545. A few months back the hard drive failed so I replaced it with a new WD hard drive that was the same specs as the original one.

Well fast forward to yesterday. The computer has been running fine, but then all of the sudden it started running like a piece of junk. It works fine for roughly 10-15 minutes after start up then it just starts to slow way down, my web browser (newest Firefox) starts to lock up, work for a few seconds, then lock up again. And then pretty much the whole computer will freeze up, unlock for a few seconds, then lock up again. I'll try and open something (like a folder on my desktop) and it will open then go into a non responding mode.

Any suggestions? I'm almost tempted to ditch this Dell POS or switch to a different hard drive brand.
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How are the temperatures?? Check with Speedfan...
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Intel® Core™ i7-6700K MSI Z170a SLI PLUS Gigabyte 980 TI G1 Gaming Gigabyte 980 TI G1 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
Vengeance® LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz Blue Western Digital Black 2TB EK-CoolStream PE 240 (Dual) EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK-Supremacy MX CPU Waterblock - Acetal EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 - Acetal+Nickel Corsair SP120 Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 
PowerCaseOther
Corsair RM850x Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition CableMod C-Series RMi, RMx Cable Kit - Blue 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
i5 4570r mushkin Samsung 850 Evo Msata 250B Ubuntu 
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i7-6770HQ Crucial DDR4 8GB 2400MHZ SODIMM Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB Kubuntu 16.10 
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Well it ended up being the hard drive. That's a record for me. Never had a hard drive fail after only a few months of use.
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