The most I can remember is that for the past few months I thought it was just that I couldn't run MAME for too long a period of time before it started to slow everything down horribly but over the past couple of weeks every other thing on my system has started to show the same problem: I can run any emulator, or IDA in wine, or YouTube videos, and within a very short period of time my computer would start slowing down horribly and I would need to stop doing any of that for some time before I could continue. More and more programs became inflicted by this over time and I have no idea what is going on. In fact, for the longest time, I thought Gens/GS was immune, but now that's no longer the case. Dell Precision M6400 from 2009 running Linux Mint 13 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo T9800, 2.93GHz 4GB RAM graphics card: nVidia Quadro FX 2700M; I used both Nouveau and the official nVidia driver and noticed no difference Can someone help me figure out what the hell is going on? Thanks.