Lag about every 20-60 seconds in video games

October 24, 2015 at 20:55:28
Specs: Windows 10, 6.00 GB
My computer has lag spikes (FPS) about every 30-60 seconds then it returns back to normal then lags again. I have absolutely no idea why, I had it taken into best buy, i bought a new hard drive and basically contacted every tech guy i know but no one knows what the problem is. My computer Temp is fine, i do not have anything open other than my games, I have done virus scans, and had my computer cleaned.

64-bit Operating System
Windows 10
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5GHz

I would appreciate any suggestions, ask me if you need anymore info. Thanks c:


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#1
October 25, 2015 at 07:23:08
"I have done virus scans, and had my computer cleaned"

Which anti-virus program are you running & what do you mean by "cleaned"? Did you run a cleaner such as CCleaner-Slim? Did you manage your start-up apps? Did you do full scan for malware/spyware?

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...


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#2
October 25, 2015 at 10:54:54
I am sorry i was not specific enough, I had my computer totally restarted my computer to factory new condition but the lag still continued.

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#3
October 26, 2015 at 13:46:08
Have you been to Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del keys) to see what is spiking RAM and/or CPU when this happens?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 26, 2015 at 20:55:51
Where are you checking your temps? Which ones?
Use HWMonitor to check them all. Leave it running minimized while playing and you can see min, max, and current readings after. You might have a decent system temp and CPU temp but your GPU or other temp might be peaking and being throttled back for a few moments to dissipate the heat. HD Graphics 4000 means that you are using the onboard graphics, this means that the CPU and GPU are on the same die and have to share the same heat sink so there is a possible issue there. Then there is the HD graphics which are not really gaming graphics so if this is a desktop, seriously consider a gaming graphics card (GTX750, equiv, or higher).
As also mentioned, check in Task Manager to see what is hogging system resources, it might even be your antivirus program. If there are programs installed at the factory that always run, they might be the problem. If you do not use them you can uninstall them. If you use them, you can check in their settings to make them so that they do not start with Windows and close completely when you shut them down.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
October 27, 2015 at 12:47:25
There is nothing in Task Manager that seems alarming, everything is constant.

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#6
November 4, 2015 at 19:48:57
no utilities. first and foremost. do it all by hand. ok, which games do u play? what is your RAM? what does the total disk space occupied by the games u play and they lag? each one of them. what graphics driver do u use? is your direct x updated? your screen resolution? i m sorry its not an insult but there are experts who fail to see this little things. its an ok though, they got much more important things to concentrate to. thank god m not an expert, m just an aspiring programmer. please post these info on your next reply. i promise i ll help u.

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#7
November 4, 2015 at 20:37:03
OP has not been back for over a week and ignored prior requests for more details and further tests. At this point do not count on more answers. Probably found something in the replies that helped but failed to drop by and say so or maybe found someone else who actually could help locally, probably a local 'real' computer shop (typically big comp store help is limited to their book of solutions they follow and factory restores are big on their lists when the first 2 or 3 things do not help).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
February 4, 2016 at 07:57:30
Thanks for the useful information. It is really helpful to me. Apk Heart

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