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Windows 7: Pointer Lag


16 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Pointer Lag

Hello,
I recently did a clean install of Win 7. Liking it so far, there is only one problem: once in a while my cursor becomes ridiculously laggy. The more intensive the task, the laggier it gets. This never happened in in Vista or XP and its very annoying because I cant even close the application because of the lag.
I already installed latest Synaptics drivers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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16 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Zlo2 welcome to 7 forums. would be nice if you'd fill put your system specs in your user cp, top of page then edit system. This way everyone knows what your hardware is. If you mean it is slowing down then you could always adjust the mouse pointer speed in your control panel. But as to why well if your using up all your memory having memory intensive app. open then this could be why but without knowing your hardware I'd just be guessing. Fabe
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17 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I'd rather not list all my hardware specs. There's really no need. My machine is more than enough powerful for this not to happen. I can run most modern games on medium-high settings and multitask with ease, which I've been doing on Vista with no problems.
However on Win 7, whenever I open more than one app at the time, my cursor starts lagging and jumping around on the screen.
I dont have the most powerful machine and I dont mind when a program slows down or even freezes up for a moment but when my pointer starts disappearing and reappearing all over the screen, that sends me into a nerd-rage.
I understand this isnt a common problem. I couldn't find any information after 30 minutes of searching in Google. All I know is that, I've installed a number of operating systems on my computer (XP, Vista, various Linux distros) and I've never had this problem until Win 7.
Thanks
EDIT:
My Windows Experience Score is 5.1
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17 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

zlo2

If you would rather not tell us about your system, no problem. could be a mouse driver, scvhost.exe, too little ram, conflict with other hardware, etc
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17 Oct 2009   #5

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zlo2 View Post
I'd rather not list all my hardware specs. There's really no need. My machine is more than enough powerful for this not to happen. I can run most modern games on medium-high settings and multitask with ease, which I've been doing on Vista with no problems.
However on Win 7, whenever I open more than one app at the time, my cursor starts lagging and jumping around on the screen.
I dont have the most powerful machine and I dont mind when a program slows down or even freezes up for a moment but when my pointer starts disappearing and reappearing all over the screen, that sends me into a nerd-rage.
I understand this isnt a common problem. I couldn't find any information after 30 minutes of searching in Google. All I know is that, I've installed a number of operating systems on my computer (XP, Vista, various Linux distros) and I've never had this problem until Win 7.
Thanks
EDIT:
My Windows Experience Score is 5.1
Have rep. I'd sticky your post if I could

One possible explanation is abnormal processor utilisation which is so high (temporarily) as to make everything else feel sluggish. I'd suggest popping up the Task Manager, processes tab, sorting by "CPU", and watching what happens during the next bout of badness.
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27 Oct 2009   #6

W7
 
 

I am having the same issue, although the lag does not seem to be related to intensive applications. I haven't yet figured out exactly how to duplicate the lag, but it will start even when I only have my internet browser (Firefox) running, with only two sites up.

It's a brand new PC...here are the specs for anyone who might can help. The problem is really annoying.
Product Features
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo desktop processor E7500
    Features 2 processing cores, 1066MHz system bus, 3MB cache and 2.93GHz processor speed per core.
  • Intel® Advanced Smart Cache technology
    Minimizes wait times by allocating more access to frequently used data to the processing core that needs it most.
  • 6GB DDR2 SDRAM
    For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
    Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media.
  • 750GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
    Offers fast read/write times and plenty of storage.
  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
    With 256MB shared video memory for improved graphics performance.
  • Built-in 19-in-1 digital media reader
    Supports Secure Digital, miniSD, microSD, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus, RD MultiMediaCard Plus and MultiMediaCard Micro formats.
  • Also supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro, CompactFlash I/II, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card and Microdrive formats.
  • 6 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    Both front and rear accessible for fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
  • Dell 1525N Wireless-N mini card
    Wirelessly connects you to the Internet.
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    With RJ-45 connector for easy connection to the Internet.
  • Dell AX210 speakers
    With integrated Realtek ALC888 high-definition audio and support for 7.1-channel sound.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
    Provides a stable platform from which to launch games, programs and other applications.
  • Software package included
    With Microsoft Works and more.
  • Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Viiv, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Win7 RC
 
 

I have simalar issue.
I was running Windws 7 rc and the pointer would freeze and i would hear a usb device sound either dissconnect or connect then the pointer would move..a second or two lag this was after the huge tuesday updates. I figured no problem I'm doing a clean install in a few days. I do a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate and right off the bat the same thing happens. I figure either its a new Windows 7 upate or a usb device going bad. any others having same laggy pointer problem.
my system is high end build.
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25 Oct 2010   #8

7 64 bit
 
 

I did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit and I have the same problem and it is driving me up the w a l l. I can't stand it. Mouse point lags really bad right in the middle of surfing the web. Even closing out all apps it still lags. Then it will free uyp and be fine. I have 7GB of RAM free. I checked perf monitor and there are no CPU spikes when this is happening. There is no Logitech mouse driver I can download. I put up with this issue for way too long on my last Windows 7 install and I swear I am going to throw this computer out the window if I have to deal with it much longer. It also delays mouse clicks when it's lagging... i.e. I have to click on links a few times

I have an AMD quad core processor. 3GhZ. 8GB of RAM. Solid State drives that are so fast they peg the Windows performance test.

HELP please
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25 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (UPDATE: Now x64!)
 
 

I may be TOTALLY taking a wild stab in the dark, but if you have Microsoft IntelliPoint, have you checked if any of your mouse buttons are set to 'Precision Booster'? If so, change it to 'Default'.

This may or may not help you, but as I said, its TOTALLY a stab in the dark...
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02 Nov 2010   #10

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am having the same issue with my newly installed windows home premium 64 bit.
The cursor precision did not help.
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