Computer Runs Slow. Freezes Around 3 Hours.
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
HP vp15 LCD Monitor
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)
My computer was just fine one day then the next is when it starts acting up. About every 3 hours I need to restart. When I play music, mostly on WMP, it sort of stutters. When I play a game and do a save it does a small 3 second freeze. I close and open the game and sometimes it does that, other times it does fine.
Last time I had this problem there was a small dead roach caught on the fan, I got it out, all better. Yes, have a roach problem. But I don't know what it is this time. I have cleaned it out several times, no more dust or anything inside. I have done spyware scans, defrags and all those other kind of things. I have un-installed a few things and still.
I am thinking it is a hardware issue mostly but could be software. I would re-format if I had an external hard drive to save my stuff first but since I do not, re-formatting could be a waste. I have not re-formatted in all the time I had it, being about 2 years now? Not sure.
I am on wireless internet though never had a problem with it before. I just don't know what to do. Don't have the money to get it checked on unless it were cheap. Can anyone help?