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Windows 7: Why did my computer lag even though my CPU and RAM usage was low?

24 Dec 2010   #1
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Why did my computer lag even though my CPU and RAM usage was low?

Why did my computer lag even though my CPU and RAM usage was low?
CPU usage was at around 20%. RAM usages was at around 60%.
I was viewing a webpage.

Edit: I was not loading a webpage. The webpage was already loaded. I was viewing the webpage.


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24 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Probably the ISP
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24 Dec 2010   #3
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Probably the ISP
I was not loading a webpage. The webpage was already loaded. I was viewing the webpage.
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24 Dec 2010   #4
richc46

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Maybe there were still graphics etc that were loading. Even now with Windows 7, Im on a pgage and it lags or even freezes, stuff is still loading even after you can see the page.
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24 Dec 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Where are you experiencing the lag? In IE or doing other things while IE is showing a web page?

When you say you were just viewing the page, do you mean scrolling up or down in it? If so then what rich46 said may the cause.
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27 Dec 2010   #6
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Maybe there were still graphics etc that were loading. Even now with Windows 7, Im on a pgage and it lags or even freezes, stuff is still loading even after you can see the page.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Where are you experiencing the lag? In IE or doing other things while IE is showing a web page?

When you say you were just viewing the page, do you mean scrolling up or down in it? If so then what rich46 said may the cause.
I was scrolling up and down. But I wonder my graphics card would be the cause of the lag... my graphics card is one year old and was one of the newwest models one year ago. I've got about 2GB of graphics memory and it is rated by Windows at a score of 7.2... how could it and why would it be causing lags?
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27 Dec 2010   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

give us the specs of your machine.
Sounds like an issue with a plug in on the site, maybe flash.
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27 Dec 2010   #8
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jenkins View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Maybe there were still graphics etc that were loading. Even now with Windows 7, Im on a pgage and it lags or even freezes, stuff is still loading even after you can see the page.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Where are you experiencing the lag? In IE or doing other things while IE is showing a web page?

When you say you were just viewing the page, do you mean scrolling up or down in it? If so then what rich46 said may the cause.
I was scrolling up and down. But I wonder my graphics card would be the cause of the lag... my graphics card is one year old and was one of the newwest models one year ago. I've got about 2GB of graphics memory and it is rated by Windows at a score of 7.2... how could it and why would it be causing lags?
Try disabling hardware acceleration. Open IE>Tools>Internet options>Advanced tab>Use software rendering instead of hardware.
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