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    hi guys, my laptop is struggling to play full screen movies and games of late. Used to be fine but has started playing up real bad.

    I have been looking around for some software that i can use to test each part of the laptop, can anybody recomend somthing i can use to do that?

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    I would look to do some house keeping on your disk first. Defrag it, uninstall unnecessary software etc. Windows is well known for grinding to a halt over time. Doubt it'd be a hardware issue.

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    I use advanced systemcare,free download. Its a good housekeeping programme and works well.

    When was the last time you did a clean install? ie took off what you want to save and reinstalled windows?..i do mine every 6 months.

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    im running AVG,for a de-frag i use 'tune-up utilities' free for 30 days,or a good scan say with maybe 'spybot'

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    Lol easy solution spill a full cuppa tea on it as I did last night and hey presto laptop useless,next stop currys lol

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    Use this ... http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    Works great for me, and all the machines I have in for repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikroc View Post
    .i do mine every 6 months.
    Shouldn't be any need for that mate. One of my machines is a bog standard Packard Bell desktop, from 2003, with Windows XP. Never been reformatted yet, just "tidied up" every few months, runs as smooth as a machine that age does

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    i bought a mac and all my pc woes went away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Shouldn't be any need for that mate. One of my machines is a bog standard Packard Bell desktop, from 2003, with Windows XP. Never been reformatted yet, just "tidied up" every few months, runs as smooth as a machine that age does
    We all have our little ways..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Shouldn't be any need for that mate. One of my machines is a bog standard Packard Bell desktop, from 2003, with Windows XP. Never been reformatted yet, just "tidied up" every few months, runs as smooth as a machine that age does
    Depends how you use your machine however Windows is notorious for not cleaning itself up properly.

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