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Windows 7: GUI lag problems. hardware issue maybe?

19 Feb 2013   #1
rpresley

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
GUI lag problems. hardware issue maybe?

For the last few week i have been getting terrible lag when opening programs, manipulating files around, and opening context menus. Sometimes it takes up to a minute to open the start menu. I'm using a fresh install if windows 7 pro 64bit and am not receiving any errors in the event viewer. Any ideas if this could be a hardware fault?


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19 Feb 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the Forums.
How new is the install? It sounds more like some malware.
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19 Feb 2013   #3
rpresley

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Just a few days. The weird thing is that i can still play games like bf3 perfectly, but just going through files is a terrible laggy mess
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19 Feb 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card:
Video Card Stress Test with Furmark

Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software Tools


RAM (memory):
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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