|"Does anyone know what hardware component this would be attributed to? Hard drive? Memory? CPU?"|
How can anyone answer that? You didn't list your specs. Could be weak specs, or your system is infected, or you have too much crap loaded & running in the background. And it doesn't help that you use iTunes - is listening to music thru that piece of crapware really necessary? If not, get rid of it.
Dental School? The movie?
Randal Graves: You came for that, too? That's the movie I came for.
Dental School Video Customer: I have first dibs.
Randal Graves: Says who?
Dental School Video Customer: Says me. I've been here for a half an hour. I'd call that first dibs.
Randal Graves: It ain't going to happen, my friend. I'm getting that movie.
Dental School Video Customer: Like hell you are.
Randal Graves: I'll bet you 20 bucks you don't get to rent that tape.
Dental School Video Customer: 20 bucks?
Randal Graves: 20 bucks.
Dental School Video Customer: All right, a**hole, you're on.