What happened to my laptop?

Aj Paul

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Hi ,

I had a old laptop which is almost 7 years old with 2 GB ram and Intel Core 2 duo processor. It use to work fine untill last month but I am not sure what happened then , browsing part is okay but it has very bad performance specially against Flash player .

I thought there must be a virus , so I reinstalled new windows (win 7 which use to work perfectly for the last 3-4 years) but it has no difference . The weird part is , it works fine unless I watch vidoes (most of the time on youtube) and when I play those on lets say YouTube , it is very very choppy and is not fluid .

Just to mention , there is nothing in start up and I have plenty of free memory .

Did any one encountered this kind of issue before . If yes then please help ..

Thanks
AJ
 

Maxx_Power

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Check the cooling subsystem. It could be that your fan/heatsink is compromised (fan seized, partially seized, or heatsink clogged internally with a film of dust).

Try HWMonitor or similar to check your laptop's temperatures (CPU mostly) during a flash play back, and see if your temperatures are getting too high to cause some form of throttling to take place.
 

Maxx_Power

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Check the cooling subsystem. It could be that your fan/heatsink is compromised (fan seized, partially seized, or heatsink clogged internally with a film of dust).

Try HWMonitor or similar to check your laptop's temperatures (CPU mostly) during a flash play back, and see if your temperatures are getting too high to cause some form of throttling to take place.
 
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