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Serious lag. Please help!

by Kriid / November 2, 2011 3:06 AM PDT

Hi there. Recently im experiencing huge lag on my computer. The mouse pointer is flaky, scrolling down pages is very choppy, and website pages take forever to load. I scanned with NOD32 and Windows Defender, ran Disk Clean, checked for defrag, and everything checked out ok. How can I cure this? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you

Kriid

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Maybe it's some old PC?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 3:07 AM PDT

There are issues like this with older gear. But let's read what you told for make, model?

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system
by Kriid / November 2, 2011 3:17 AM PDT

Here is my system:

motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Intel i7-950
2GB DDR3
ATI HD 5870
Winds 7

I hop this helps

Kriid

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Odd choice for RAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 3:29 AM PDT
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Given those specs, I'd try XP next. If not, try double the ram and ask the maker for how to install Windows 7 proper. For example that chipset may need Intel's RST. But I find it missing most of the time.

Also, I find today's home builders (God bless them) to install Windows 7 and not the other dozen drivers and apps.
Bob

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Ram
by Bob__B / November 3, 2011 12:19 AM PDT
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That mobo/cpu supports tri-channel for the ram.

2 GB does not seem quite right for best perf.

I suppose W7 will run with 2 GB.....might be best to not have too many products open at the same time.
Once you get the swap file involved......perf goes to heck.
None of that may have anything to do with sudden slow down.

Shot in the dark........ GP malware scans.
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