Thunderbird, Firefox, And Other Programs Sometimes Freezes

I'm not very good with hardware - but here it is:

1) a few months ago my desktop computer fan was giving me problems, making 'motor' like loud noises as if it were hitting some other hardware. I sent it to my service centre and they changed the fan and all was fine. 2) meanwhile i moved over my work to my laptopl, . But used my desktop every once in a while. Now my laptop has gone bust (!) And i have moved over my work to my desktop and using it more often. However, there has been an issue which i noticed since it came back from the service centre. Some programs 'freeze' or 'hang' randomly for a few seconds and come back to life after. I mainly use thunderbird and firefox. And these softwares are hanging once in a while. My desktop has been on all day, and this is what has happened:

* Initially i thought this was a software problem. I couldnt figure it out. So i decided to start fresh. We reinstalled windows (on my c: partition). * However, that didn't help. In fact, i've been downloading avg and spybot and firefox and thunderbird, and installed a few other applications like my dvd writer software. Now, this 'hanging' problem is happening too regularly. I'm using firefox for example, and as i am typing this post, my firefox froze twice. For about 5 seconds each time. I am now using notepad to finish typing this message before i pasted it back in to the devshed box and post this out. Basically, this 'freezing' problem is happening much more regularly making the computer unusable (or at least firefox and thunderbird). I've tried using photoshop and it froze too, some time back (i haven't worked on photoshop in the past day but i'm pretty sure this is nothing to do with software. Especially since i reinstalled windows). Therefore, it should be a hardware problem. Does anyone have any recommendations on where i could start? Could this be a memory problem? Or possibly the new fan?

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