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Windows 7: Window movement lag problem

20 Dec 2013   #1
Node231

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
 
 
Window movement lag problem

Hey all, I recently formatted my PC and have since come across an issue where when I drag around windows I get lag and many windows appear if I move them around, for example it looks like this:



(not my screenshots)

note that this happens with everything: Programs, internet browsers etc.
Never had this problem before.


Anyone know how to resolve this?

Specs:
Windows 7 Home
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card
8GB Ram
Asus p8z68-V LX mobo


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20 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

looks like you may have a lack of available free ram. I only say this because I use to have the same issue on my old dell tower running windows xp. And it ended up being too much ram being used. I would try closing the programs running in the background that you know you dont need immediately and see if that helps. Also if you have not already done do i would consider adding more ram to the system if you are not already maxed out.
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20 Dec 2013   #3
Node231

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
looks like you may have a lack of available free ram. I only say this because I use to have the same issue on my old dell tower running windows xp. And it ended up being too much ram being used. I would try closing the programs running in the background that you know you dont need immediately and see if that helps. Also if you have not already done do i would consider adding more ram to the system if you are not already maxed out.

This is what I thought initially too, but I'm not sure that's the issue.

If it was a ram issue it should of happened before I formatted which it never did, also it happens when I have absolutely nothing going on. For example if I turn everything off and open 1-3 'My Documents' it begins to happen.

8 GB of ram should be able to handle that, right? Maybe there is a problem in my RAM? I have no idea



Thanks for the help
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20 Dec 2013   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Node231 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
looks like you may have a lack of available free ram. I only say this because I use to have the same issue on my old dell tower running windows xp. And it ended up being too much ram being used. I would try closing the programs running in the background that you know you dont need immediately and see if that helps. Also if you have not already done do i would consider adding more ram to the system if you are not already maxed out.

This is what I thought initially too, but I'm not sure that's the issue.

If it was a ram issue it should of happened before I formatted which it never did, also it happens when I have absolutely nothing going on. For example if I turn everything off and open 1-3 'My Documents' it begins to happen.

8 GB of ram should be able to handle that, right? Maybe there is a problem in my RAM? I have no idea





Thanks for the help

How many gb of ram are currently installed? Also what type of processor?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2013   #5
Node231

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Node231 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
looks like you may have a lack of available free ram. I only say this because I use to have the same issue on my old dell tower running windows xp. And it ended up being too much ram being used. I would try closing the programs running in the background that you know you dont need immediately and see if that helps. Also if you have not already done do i would consider adding more ram to the system if you are not already maxed out.

This is what I thought initially too, but I'm not sure that's the issue.

If it was a ram issue it should of happened before I formatted which it never did, also it happens when I have absolutely nothing going on. For example if I turn everything off and open 1-3 'My Documents' it begins to happen.

8 GB of ram should be able to handle that, right? Maybe there is a problem in my RAM? I have no idea





Thanks for the help

How many gb of ram are currently installed? Also what type of processor?
8 GB ram, Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2013   #6
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Node231 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Node231 View Post


This is what I thought initially too, but I'm not sure that's the issue.

If it was a ram issue it should of happened before I formatted which it never did, also it happens when I have absolutely nothing going on. For example if I turn everything off and open 1-3 'My Documents' it begins to happen.

8 GB of ram should be able to handle that, right? Maybe there is a problem in my RAM? I have no idea





Thanks for the help

How many gb of ram are currently installed? Also what type of processor?
8 GB ram, Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40
Sounds like you have the exact same if not similar processor as i do. For a i7 processor I would say while 8gb should work; it will probably still be sluggish etc like you are experiencing. I would say if you can up the ram to 12gb. Either that or just close the programs you know you dont need running at any given moment and go into the task manager to make sure they are closed. Doing this will free up ram from being used. Try either of these or both and see if it doesnt resolve the issue.
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20 Dec 2013   #7
Node231

Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Node231 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post


How many gb of ram are currently installed? Also what type of processor?
8 GB ram, Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40
Sounds like you have the exact same if not similar processor as i do. For a i7 processor I would say while 8gb should work; it will probably still be sluggish etc like you are experiencing. I would say if you can up the ram to 12gb. Either that or just close the programs you know you dont need running at any given moment and go into the task manager to make sure they are closed. Doing this will free up ram from being used. Try either of these or both and see if it doesnt resolve the issue.
Hm, you might be right.


I'll try your suggestion, thanks for the help!

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20 Dec 2013   #8
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

no problem node!: let us know how it goes.
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