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Slow and lagging computer

So, I have noticed that my computer started to lag about 2-3 days ago. It is mostly visible when I play a game and battle is loading for two minutes (it is used to be about 20 seconds). When battle finally starts there is constant lag (not from internet connection).

I have installed CCleaner from Piriform and cleaned all the junk files. Then I installed Deffraggler also from Piriform and defragmented my Local Disk (CHappy on which I have stored WoT.

Problem was not solved, there are still massive lags and lond loading time.

Computer specifications:
 Processor - AMD Phenom II x2 555, RAM 2GB, Graphics card - ATI Radeon HD 4800

Please help as soon as possible.

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I have solved that problem

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The problem was that there WAS 4gb of ram but somehow one piece of 2gb wasn't connected to the motherboard properly (I wonder how that happened). That was the actual reason of lag caused on my system.

After I found that out I managed to connect it and then everything was back to normal.

And after all, I thank everyone who engaged himself to help solving my problem.

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yep, RAM problem

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Re: lags

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Deleting and defragging files hardly influences the performance. That's well known. Why should it?

Lags are caused because the computer is busy doing something else. That can be the CPU or the disk. Task manager will tell you about the CPU (check show processes of all users, sort on CPU% descending). Maybe that's enought to find the culprit.

If the total of CPU usage is more than the sum of what you see, something else keeps Windows busy. For example, I had to uninstall Avira antivirus recently from my old XP PC, because the updater practically blocked my system for 20 to 30 minutes by fully using one of the 2 cores generating hardware interrupts. Strange. I needed sysinternals' (a Microsoft company) Process monitor (or Process Explorer?) to find out; both are free downloads from and can be trusted. Maybe use some of their other tools to trace the disk accesses.

Did you try to use System Restore to go back to when everything was normal? Sometimes that does the trick. But then you'll never know the cause.

It can be a hardware issue (hard disk failing) also.

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Check your RAM with memtest program for free

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Open case and take a look at the larger capacitors around the HSF/CPU area. That motherboard may be in the age of 'bad caps'.

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I am surprised that with only 2g RAM you can play anything at all without lag.
About CCleaner....NOT...try a free version of Malwarebytes instead

Yes, check your Task Manager to see what is using up your resources

Don't screw with your Registry unless you really know what it does. Could be harmful for you.
Absolutely look at your CAPS on that OLD MB.

How long since you formatted that HDD? (and how old is your HDD now? they do not last forever) Anything more than a year and a format might be needed now. Re-paste your CPU if you haven't for awhile with an old CPU.
Like underneath a carpet, a lot of (dirt)(data) collects over time, needs deep cleaning (format)?

Please tell me that you are not using XP anymore

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I have noted your problem, this might be due to low hardware specification for gaming.
Open the game and imidiately press ESC to run the game in background mode.
Open stark task manager, under process tab check the RAM usage and CPU usage
Either RAM usage is nearly 100% then RAM is not enough,
Or CPU usage is nearly 100% then CPU is not enough for that particular game you are playing

Please check and reply for further analysis.
"When battle finally starts there is constant lag (not from internet connection)."
"Computer specifications:
Processor - AMD Phenom II x2 555, RAM 2GB, Graphics card - ATI Radeon HD 4800"

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That's true. However, the OP writes "my computer started to lag about 2-3 days ago". You can't explain that by pointing at the configuration only.

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