I recently purchased an HP Pavilion DV9000 laptop - Intel Core2 T7200 at 2.00ghz (Dual core) - 2048 ram -64 Bit Operating System - Windows Vista Ultimate -NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 For the first month, I had no problems with the machine. No crashes, viruses/spy ware all taken care of by AVG and Windows itself. Only recently, I've noticed an alarming rate of degrading performance during use, and I cannot figure out what's causing it. I play allot of games, and this is where the problems arise. Unreal Tournament, World of Warcraft, and FEAR multi player are the largest culprits. They run fine for about 10 minutes, and then quickly drop to unplayable rates, and the computer itself usually freezes/crashes. These games used to run just fine when I bought the machine, but lately the performance drops allot, every single time I try to play. I haven't a clue whether this could be some sort of overheating problem, yet other games like Call of Duty 2 manage to run well for long periods, though even that game has started to degrade (after about an hour or two playing). I've tried playing with and without programs running in the background, yet it always ends the same way. 10-15 minutes into a game, it dies. If anyone has any idea what I can do to try fix this annoying problem... please do tell.