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Windows 7: Pointer Lag

03 Nov 2010   #11

Windows Home Premium 64 bit

Nothing? has anyone found a fix? its happening every 3 seconds sometimes max of 2 minutes, once it got stuck and had to restart. driving me crazy please help!

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03 Nov 2010   #12

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

It sounds like there may be lots of resources going on behind the scenes. I would go to msconfig and see what can be illuminated from the start menu ! Oh and as one other suggestion we do benefit from complete specifications as it allows use to research you systems components for helpful idea's. I know it's a pain but a resource tool like SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala can help this process. Lastly as was noted in an earlier post today patience is a virtue.
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12 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Cursor lag in Windows 7

After much researching, I think I may have the solution to this problem.

It used to be that in Windows XP and later, Windows indexing could cause problems with the computer processing slowing tremendously and thus having intermittent cursor lag. You can do a google search on how to turn off indexing (or in Windows 7's case, "Windows Search"). This doesn't look like the actual problem, but it will help at least with processing and may actually clear up some of the cursor lag.

The real problem lies with the VGA RAM. Every time I've had this problem, I would go through all my processes that were running and shut them off individually. This would not help at all, therefore I was looking for another solution. After playing a game one day, I started to have this problem again. I went and turned my VGA fan to 100%, and within 30 seconds my cursor lag cleared right up. Now I had a theory that the GPU or the VGA RAM was causing this problem.

To test this theory, I waited until the computer was idling and the GPU was at an idle temperature (around 35 degrees). This way, I knew that it wasn't the GPU. At this time, I had to wait to see if cursor lag showed up again and low-and-behold it reared it's ugly face. I quickly opened up CCC (catalyst control center for ATI cards) and jacked up the speed of my VGA fan. The problem cleared again proving my theory that it was the VGA RAM that was overheating causing this issue.

There are a few fixes to this problem.

1. You can adjust the VGA fan to run higher than normal (which as we all know will shorten the lifespan of the fan)

2. You can buy VGA RAM heatsinks from your favorite computer parts online dealer (I prefer newegg or amazon). These work best if you have a desktop, however if you are using a laptop you can do a little research to see which ones have a low enough profile to fit within your case.

If you have a desktop, or a laptop with a seperate graphics card that has a seperate fan, use the graphics card's utility to manually adjust the fan speed. If the lag clears up, you can take comfort in the fact you've narrowed down the issue and now you can take the proper steps in to have it fixed.
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