New windows 7 computer lagging...

Ultimate Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
January 3, 2011 at 13:19:53
Specs: Windows 7
I am running 64-bit windows 7 and it is lagging. No viruses detected. For example, when I close a window the window is slow disappearing, websites load slow even though my internet speed test is close to 3MB/Sec. My IT guy noticed it right away and said that maybe it was my RAM being installed in the incorrect order?, I have no idea what that means. HELP!

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#1
January 3, 2011 at 15:21:27
Did it work good when it was new? Your IT guy probably means is the ram running in dual channel mode. Have you installed anything like Norton Anti virus etc?

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#2
January 3, 2011 at 15:26:10
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...
The above link should help as we need more info...make, model, was windows 7 on it or is it an upgrade, etc

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#3
January 3, 2011 at 18:53:59
More details as requested by XpUser4Real:

Asus desktop computer (new but refurbished) built with Windows 7 64-bit. Running 8GB of RAM (DDR3, four 2GB, 667Mhz). Asus motherboard (model CG5275). Intel Core i5 @ 3.20Ghz.


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#4
January 3, 2011 at 18:56:16
It has always lagged. I missed the warranty by just a few days as it is refurbished and only had 30 days. Additionally I have spent so much time setting it up I really just want to fix it on my own so I do not have downtime. I have not installed anti-virus of any kind. Do you recommend trying Norton or are you inquiring to as if Norton could be the problem?

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#5
January 3, 2011 at 19:56:23
with your specs it should fly.
Do you have a repair CD to run? If not, you can d/l and make one from:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...
If you make it, put the disk in and reboot tapping f8. Then choose fix my computer. Sounds like maybe some corrupt drivers, but if you haven't used an antivirus and you have been online with high speed, you are probably infected.

I would not recommend norton. You may want to try Avast free or AVG instead.

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#6
January 3, 2011 at 21:26:00
In ADDITION to the above suggestion you may want to make sure you have the latest and correct drivers for your hardware.
(Stay as far from Norton and McAfee as you can get, either will slow you down)

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