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Laptop becomes very slow when hot

Laptop becomes very slow when hot

Everytime I run my laptop for a while, my laptop becomes very hot and it responds very slowly, even with only one program active. Is it a hardward problem? if so, which one should I replace to fix the issue? Is it the battery or hard disk or what else? It's running Windows XP but I don't think OS is the problem here.

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Just to add to what Snark mentions... Many laptops come with a built in diagnostic or have a diagnostic tool availble for download. Dell has it on a diagnostic partition and IBM has one that you run in Windows (PC Doctor). These tools usually will test stuff like the fan(s) and can pinpoint issues. All I have seen can run the tests multiple times to allow for the heat to build up. On several Dells we have, the fan sucks up all kinds of dust and who knows what and partially clogs the fan area and around the pricessor on the MB. On the Dell, a removal of the keyboard allows the fan and surrounding area to be blown OUT with compressed air. You don't want to blow the crap in.