Hey all so my problem started maybe two weeks ago ....pc started freezing and slowing down to unusable speeds. So after trying a few things virus malware removal etc ... I decided to format. After a format the computer lasts about 3 days and and then all of a sudden ...it freezes and slows down again to the point it is entirely unusable... In the last few weeks I have formatted like 3times ...just so I get some use out of it. So I assume it's a hardware related problem.......but how do I find out what hardware is causing problem? The pc ....... Intel core i7-920 2.66Ghz,patriot DDR 3 6Gb ram,His 1GB 5870 VGA,WD SATAN 1TB HDD Running win 7 home 64. Any help would be appreciated...thx Oh and no DVD drive on this pc. Edit.. After about 10attempts this time I was able to system restore....pc seems fine again ...for now lol.