Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Dell Inc. Inspiron N5050
If you need any more information about my system, let me know.
A few weeks ago, my computer started to have major performance issues. After being on for a short period of time, everything I tried to do would be 'not responding'. This is essentially my main problem, but if you need more info, check in the link below
I originally believed this to be malware and posted it in the malware section of the forums here. After receiving some help, I realized I should have started by asking if it was possibly an issue other than malware, so I included that in my next post. In a response, the person who was helping me suggested I download SpeedFan. I did, and got results that suggest my computer is hotter than it should be. I asked if that could be the cause of my problem instead of malware, and I was redirected to this forum. So my question is now this: How can I tell if my computer's problem is being caused by overheating or not? If I can determine that, I would infer that it can be solved by purchasing some hardware designed to keep the computer cool.
Thanks in advance!