The sims 3 game error

I have the Sims 3 game since I got my MacBook Pro in 2010, with all the expansions and stuff. But some weeks ago the game doesn't work as fast as before and it suddenly closes telling about an error or simply closing the game or sometimes stucking the whole computer.
If anyone experienced something like this, not only with the sims game but also with other games, please tell me what to do. I went to the apple store in Barcelona and they didn't know what happened with my little mac.
Thanks everyone!

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