Quote: Originally Posted by Youshoe
I have a pretty high-end computer and I've been using it for 4months. It's been really fast and everything. A few days ago, I've been having really bad and unexplainable lags. During the lag periods, the WHOLE system FREEZES for a good second. It then works for 2 seconds and freezes again for a second. This cycle continues until it feels like working again...
Whenever this "lag" happens, my internet connection drops and I have to wait for about a minute and a half for it to start working again.
I've been through MSConfig and Services and disabled all garbage.
My system specs:
Mobo: Gigabyte H61M-D2P-B3
RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR3-1333
CPU: Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge - 3.1GHz - 6MB
HDD: WD 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM
GPU: Radeon Sapphire HD5570 1gbDDR3
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Youshoe Welcome to SevenForums,
do us a favor and fill out the system specs. When that is done then no one ever has to know that you described your system in your first post, rather they just click on that "system specs" in small print at the bottom right of any one of your posts.
Now here's a write-up that will help you gather info about your system. Update your SevenForums System Specs User CP
(3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec
To gather info, use SIW
or Speccy or System Info
Add the word laptop
“system manufacturer” block, for example, Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook
Provide full windows version info, for example: MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc
Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES
Ok now let's get down to addressing your problem.
You could have some type of malware.
You could have a disk with problems.
You could be in need of defragmentaion.
You could have a program or driver
causing the problem.
Your AV/anti-spyware/firewall could be causing the problem.
Yep, despite the fact that everything ran fine before, sometimes different programs/drivers
/etc don't like to play together.
What AV and anti-anything are you using?
Imperative is that despite any measures which have been taken against bad guys, since they sometimes get through your defenses,then:
Download and run MalwareBytes. Link in my sig.
Go only to MalwareBytes.org. That site will then give you another site for the actual download. The actual sites are continually changing so that MalwareBytes presents a moving target against malware.