Alienware mx17 bogging down


New Member
Jun 11, 2014
So here's what's going on. I got my Alienware sometime in late July. I bought a game called starcraft 2 and it ran the game for about 2-3 weeks on Ultra settings at 60 frames per second (very very smooth...even where there were HUGE battles). Now I noticed after the 2-3 week time span that it was beginning to slow down a bit... then it slowed down a lot. I can barely run it with the settings on high without it being choppy. Then when i put the setting on around medium, in big battles it slows down so much. Anyone know what's going on? (I ran Norton and I didn't have viruses but I did have a ton of cookies and they keep showing up). My specs are:

Intel Core i7 x920 @ 2.00 GHz

64 bit windows 7 ultimate

223 GB Solid State Drive

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870