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jimbo_0002

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#1 9 years ago

Hey guys for about a month or so I've been getting lag on my desktop, most times its when i have multiple things open at once, everything just locks up cant move mouse or anything sometimes can last for 10 seconds and I'm pretty sure i can here the cpu struggle a bit like its trying to load but cant. It happens fairly regularly starting to get a little annoyed, but not to sure if or how i can resolve this problem? :(




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#2 9 years ago

Done the usual? Checked for malware, number of processes running, CPU percentage being used? Cleared junk files, registry clutter, defragged, updated drivers? A little more than "What's wrong guys?" would help. ;)




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#3 9 years ago
>Omen<;4964789Done the usual? Checked for malware, number of processes running, CPU percentage being used? Cleared junk files, registry clutter, defragged, updated drivers? A little more than "What's wrong guys?" would help. ;)

Hmmm haven't defragged in a while, but done everything else i could think of! cpu is only sitting on no more then 2%




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#4 9 years ago

If you 'hear' it, it's more of a hard drive thing, unless you hear the CPU fan speeding up. I'd be sure you are virus-free first, then defrag.




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#5 9 years ago

Check temps too and PSU voltage levels and stability. If your reboot times are very slow like 2 min vs 1 min or less, try using Driver Cleaner's Cab Cleaner tool to clean up the driver cab. You can still get the old version free, just Google it. I also like to use Perfect Disk to defrag system files every now and then, it's about the only defrag tool I know of that does.

Sometimes the metadata files and reserved for MFT space can get screwed up, esp if you have too many files on your HDD. It's not good to exceed 85% capacity. That's 85% of the ACTUAL capacity, not the advertised drive capacity. If after a defrag analyze run on a tool that shows specific details you see a lot of reserved for MFT space, it's a sign of non system files overlapping system files and creating problems.

A couple of free tools that can help clean up registry clutter and speed up your PC are CCLeaner and Glary Utilities.




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#6 9 years ago

>Omen<;4965138Check temps too and PSU voltage levels and stability. If your reboot times are very slow like 2 min vs 1 min or less, try using Driver Cleaner's Cab Cleaner tool to clean up the driver cab. You can still get the old version free, just Google it. I also like to use Perfect Disk to defrag system files every now and then, it's about the only defrag tool I know of that does.

Sometimes the metadata files and reserved for MFT space can get screwed up, esp if you have too many files on your HDD. It's not good to exceed 85% capacity. That's 85% of the ACTUAL capacity, not the advertised drive capacity. If after a defrag analyze run on a tool that shows specific details you see a lot of reserved for MFT space, it's a sign of non system files overlapping system files and creating problems.

A couple of free tools that can help clean up registry clutter and speed up your PC are CCLeaner and Glary Utilities.

Psu should be sweet as its only about a month old, temps are not a problem, boot up is still pretty quick, my HDD is just over 50% full.

Thanks for the advice on them programs

I'll start a defrag soon and see how that goes.




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#7 9 years ago

Be sure to make sure your PC is virus-free first though. I'm not sure, but I think some viruses take advantage of all that hard drive usage to really mess things up.