So recently, I've noticed when I play games, like on Super Nintendo via an emulator, or even like a 3D Game like Prince of Persia Warrior Within, my comp will randomly every five or 10 minutes, just noticeable slow down in frame rate for about five seconds, which obviously causes a lot of huge frustration.
I don't understand how it could even stall on simple games like Super Nintendo...
Anyway, so its an older machine running Windows XP, has an Athlon 3800+ single core cpu, X1650 XT video card, 3 gigs of ram, and a 200 gig HDD, that's pretty much full. I do have a spare HDD that I've only backed up my music on, so if its an hdd issue, I could move stuff to that drive too aka an additional 80 gig drive.
Any ideas? I tried scanning with Avast's 'quick' system scan but that took like 20 mins...
Either way, I have time to do a good full scan, so please let me know what free programs I should use to scan for any malware.
Thanks a bunch for reading my post!