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Old August 30, 2011, 02:58 AM
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My computer was lagging alot and just being a boat anchor, so I refomatted.
After a few hours it started running slow again. Only thing downloaded was chrome and Ccleaner.
Any ideas? Graphics card working too hard or something? i have more than enough ram.
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Old August 30, 2011, 07:22 AM
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Knowing the entire specs of your computer and what OS you installed on it will help us be able to figure out what's going on
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Old August 30, 2011, 08:23 AM
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Its windows 7 64 bit Home premium.

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OS: Windows 7 64 bit
(not sure where this goes->) XFX Radeon HD5850 HD585XZAFC 725MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI HDMI DP
System Manufacture: Gigabyte Tech
System Model GBLAN motherboard : GA-89OGPA-UDH3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 925 Processor (4 CPUs) ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4069MB RAM
Page File 2488MB used, 5696MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 series -> 5850
PCI-E Video Card (HD-585X-ZAFC
Chip Type: ATI Display Adapter (0x6899)
DAC Type: Internal DAC (400MHz)
Aprox. Total Memory: 2805MB
Current Display Mode: 1920x1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Acer H243H
Power Supply: Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140mm Fan
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Old August 30, 2011, 08:32 AM
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I'll take a stab at this.

Define slow:
1- hard drive keeps seeking all the time?
2- just sluggish when double-clicking anything in Windows?
3- refresh rate slow when scrolling in IE or Chrome?

How long as it been since you dusted all the fans and dust filters in your PC?
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How long as it been since you dusted all the fans and dust filters in your PC?
Meaning... what temperatures are you getting?
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Old August 30, 2011, 09:53 AM
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or are you speaking of internet lagging.
my spare PC staggers sometimes I think that it is my Q6600 just getting tired
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Old August 30, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Define slow:
1- hard drive keeps seeking all the time? No, the hard drive does not make much noise or "seeking" AFIAK
2- just sluggish when double-clicking anything in Windows? Yes
3- refresh rate slow when scrolling in IE or Chrome? Yes

How long as it been since you dusted all the fans and dust filters in your PC? About 2 weeks ago


or are you speaking of internet lagging.
my spare PC staggers sometimes I think that it is my Q6600 just getting tired

Yeah, sometimes youtube won't load, chrome crashes, all my sessions time out, etc.

I tried to play a video I have on my external with VLC and it took about 20 minutes to load it into the database, and then it paused, and froze.


EDIT: I doubt this has much to do with it, but my download speed is really low too
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Open task manager and see if any process is taking a massive amount of memory or maybe keeping the cpu busy all the time.
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Try what blaze_125 suggested before anything I say here - one of the easiest fixes would be if it was just an inefficient piece of software (e.g. browser plugin) or virus causing the slowdown.

Hmm what kind of hard drive do you have? Your CPU should have enough resources to brute-force it through web browsing even without the help of your GPU.

I had this problem before - it was an IRQ conflict. Did you recently install an expansion card (e.g. video card swap, added a sound card)?
Try clearing the CMOS. That means either pulling the battery of the motherboard or using the jumper to do it (setting defaults isn't enough in some cases).

If that doesn't work, make sure you update all your drivers from the web site (especially mobo) of the manufacturer. If the lag happens when playing sounds or watching video, then don't forget to upgrade your sound driver as well.
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Old August 30, 2011, 12:25 PM
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If it's a fresh Windows 7 install, either give the indexer some time to finish indexing your computer, or turn it off completely.
That thing is pretty useful but a real strain on resources.
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