Why is my laptop began lagging again?

  1. Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Why is my laptop began lagging again?

    I just formatted my laptop a month ago and now it begins to lag in every cases especially during games. Why is that happening? I have used Tune-up 2010 but no change. Can someone help me?
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  2. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64

    Try uninstalling all programs you don't need from Programs and Features.

    Check the Performance tab in Task Manager, and see how much resources you are using.
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  3. Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter

    Only 1.24gb of RAM is used and the CPU usage is 5%, still don't know why it lags in most part of my work.
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  4. Posts : 5,056
    Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

    The cpu and memory usage you have mentioned, were these taken when games were running or when they werent?
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  5. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

    Here are a few tips:

    • Use a system monitoring tool to figure out what portions of your laptop are working the hardest (Everest Ultimate Edition, etc)
    • Find a program (Speed Fan) to ramp up your fans when in game.
    • Uninstall all unused programs.
    • Download maintenance programs (CCleaner, Defraggler, etc)
    • If possible, only install programs on your main hard drive, store all multimedia on an external/secondary hd.
    • Cut down on the amount of programs that run at start up.
    • Turn off Aero & other worthless visual stuff (Right Click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Peformance > Adjust for Best Performance)
    • Turn off/reduce the amount of System Restore (By default it uses 10% of your HD)
    • Run your games at a lower resolutions and/or lower the details.
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  6. Posts : 3,488
    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

    Great tips above, and anybody with a laptop should certainly do those things, but I had a similar problem caused by my own stupidity:

    I slowed down my laptop by accidentally activating "Power saver" mode. It's like it capped the CPU at < 40%. I thought it was broken, but when I went back to "Balanced" or "Performance" mode, everything was fine again. I don't know how I did it, and I knew nothing about the power modes at the time. At least for my Toshiba laptop, "Power saver" means the CPU will only clock at a maximum rate, which is less than optimal.

    So, I sheepishly suggest checking your power mode options.
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  7. Posts : 67
    Windows 7 Pro

    Take a look at the performance level in TuneUp 2010. It might slow your laptop down big time.
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  8. Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter

    I found the problem and it is overheating. I guess I nedd to take out that dust but I don't have to tools now unfortunately.
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  9. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64

    You can pick up a can of compressed air and blow out your vents, that will help.
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