Gateway Solo 1450 Hang Up - Huge Problem
I own a Gateway Solo 1450 laptop that I've been having one MAJOR issue with lately...for the last couple of months.
The laptop will immensely "slow down", literally taking 100x as much time to startup, run a program, etc. It works flawlessly for about 1-2 hours after a long rest period, roughly a couple months, then the bug strikes.The laptop makes a "click, click, click, click, etc." noise when it does this.
I am semi-proficient when it comes to computer hardware, yet I have no earthly idea what is causing this. I've reformatted it numerous times, installed Windows XP, different Linux distros, etc. and it always gets this way.
Any help would be appreciated, advise, comments, etc.
AMD 64 4000+ - OC\'d to 2.9GHz
nVidia GeForce 7900GTX
2GB Corsair XMS
SeaGate 320GB SATA2 7200RPM x2
Creative X-FI Xtreme Sound Card
GigaByte Liquid Cooling
Antec 550W PSU
GigaByte 3D Aurora Case