Why so slow to respond?

November 21, 2010 at 03:26:12
Specs: Windows 7 Home, 2GB
I have been really frustrated with this issue for a while now. I had this issue with vista and did not experience it initialy with windows 7. I dont even remember now how much time went by before the issue was plaguing me again.

Just about doing anything on the computer has a slight amount of hesitation. the less you do obviously the less hesitation there is and the more you are doing, more hesitation. Opening programs, folders, web pages even clicking on the start menu. For example, I click the start menu, 1 sec, than it appears I select a program, depending on the program it can take anywhere from 10-30 secs before anything appears. To get straight to the point and the worst of it all, when I am in a game full screen and hit alt+tab it takes an extreme amount of time just to minimize. Then, I follow by opening a web page, this takes another huge amount of time to appear and load and every additional tab takes just as long. Now in game, it seems I am right on top of things before they are drawn in and if I sit there I can watch things eventualy appear around me and in the distance. At the same time, I experience little lag and once things load they run extremely well and a full speed. My laptop when put through the same processes has no trouble given that it has similar and not quite as good hardware as my desktop.

Desktop is clean free of malware/viruses, drivers are up to date, cleaned often with CCleaner and defragmented.

Windows 7 Home
Corsair GS700
Gigiabyte 945G
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66
2GB DDR2 800
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+
250 GB HD


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#1
November 22, 2010 at 20:24:10
Anyone have ideas?

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#2
November 25, 2010 at 00:20:13
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#3
November 26, 2010 at 10:20:58
my only thought is to check running programs/processes. Windows Defender in Vista and later actually gives you a pretty good interface to do so in Tools\Software. You can view Startup Programs, Currently Running Programs, etc.

check out Currently Running Programs after a fresh boot. It's appalling how much crap starts up. kill stuff like iTunes helper, Adobe helper, anything you're sure you don't need to run games.

you can also checkout Task Manager's PROCESSES tab and sort by RAM and CPU, to see what is sucking most of your resources. Google the name of the process if it's not obvious.


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#4
December 1, 2010 at 09:47:14
"Windows Defender in Vista and later actually gives you a pretty good interface to do so in Tools\Software. You can view Startup Programs, Currently Running Programs, etc."

I have windows 7 and there is nothing like that anywhere in windows defender. Anyways, I have already gone through all of the processes and all of them are legit and need to be running.

"you can also checkout Task Manager's PROCESSES tab and sort by RAM and CPU, to see what is sucking most of your resources."

This is the biggest brain stresser because my memory is hardly being used up and same goes for my cpu usage.

I really cant understand why this issue is plagueing me...


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