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When playing guitar hereo3 I get a slowdone every now n then

This is my problem, When I play some games. Such as Guitar Hereo 3 I get some slowness. I notice that when this happens my processor will have to work a little more and my hard drive LED comes on then the game is smooth and fast. Also when I play Itunes and play back a movie for my Ipod the same thing happens. I am thinking this is a hard ware problem. But could be software.

My PC is a AMD 3500+ 2.2G, Window XP SP2, 3G ram, 250G hard drive, 8600GT Nvidia video card.

I wonder if I go to a x2 AMD processor this will help. I contacted HP and my BIOS will work up to a x2 4800 processor. I am looking on ebay for one now.

Any ideas on software or hardware ideas. Oh and I do have my system settings set to the highest performance in windows.

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