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.
Please get back to me
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
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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