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Windows 7: Computer massively slowing down at low cpu


08 Mar 2012   #1

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Computer massively slowing down at low cpu

Not sure if this is the right section but i think it is. Well a few days ago all of a sudden my computer started slowing down and eventually lag while playing a game then each day it progressivly got worse, i cant even game anymore without getting lagged out every 5-10 minutes. I've tryed scanning and only thing i got is a few cookies. I looked at my task manager and i noticed when my cpu crashed i started to lag. I dont know where to go anymore but i do not want to do system restore or reinstall my OS


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08 Mar 2012   #2

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thedomdom12, Welcome to SF. Please fill out the spec's completely will help us begin to understand and offer help. Details such as AV programs and what you were doing at the moment the problem began will be helpful as well. Do you know how to boot into safe mode? I would Boot to safe mode and run Malwarebytes and your AV program and report back.
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08 Mar 2012   #3

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Ok give me a few to update my specs, and for running into safe mode ive tryed that 2 days ago and it didnt really grab anything important.
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08 Mar 2012   #4

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Ok i think i got most of the important specs up.
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09 Mar 2012   #5

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thedomdom12,
OK so it's a laptop. Let me ask does it start out ok then slow down? When was the last time you cleaned it out real good with compressed air? Heat will force the system to slow to protect itself. I like to open it up completely at least once a year and clean the fan and all the channels completely but each lappy is different. Otherwise a good method is the vacuum on the exhaust side and compressed air on the intake and leave the vacuum sucking long before and after the blasts of air on the intake side. Heat is the killer of all things electronic, likely I'm telling things you all ready know. Let's start there as you are telling me you ran your protection in safe mode and it's coming back clean. How old is this unit as well.
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09 Mar 2012   #6

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I got this computer around 6-7 months ago and i have cleaned it with compressed air about 3 1/2 months ago I also recently scanned it with SUPERantispyware and Spybot s&d and got nothing. EDIT: I realized whenever i game my ram gets real low, so i freed up some ram with msconfig I hope i fixed my problem ill report back in a bit if i lag EDIT2: Nope, this didnt help much at all, cpu crashes i lag and cant use the internet
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09 Mar 2012   #7

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Post a screenshot of your task manager when it gets "slow" , and again, what kind of "crash" you get?
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09 Mar 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My computer doesnt crash at all it just really slows down at a point where i wait 10-20 minutes when i can finally get back on the internet. Ill upload a screenshot in a second
Edit: Screens are taking forever to upload but my cpu is usually 50-65 and im ok but i lag at times right there. Sometimes for no occasional reason cpu goes to 0-5 and i just cant do anything. I just want to game without getting lagged out.
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10 Mar 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Anybody can help me? Still have the problem
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11 Mar 2012   #10

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I sounds as if you may need to research your warranty options. I would back up all your data and important files and then be ready to send back under an RMA of take to an approved repair center. This sounds like a mechanical problem with either the mobo/cpu or possibly the hard drive (not as likely). Have you considered backing up and doing a clean install of windows from the provided discs? This could (long shot) be worth a try and at least then 1) the drive is cleaned and 2) Eliminates the hard drive/viruses as the issue possibly.
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