Persistent computer lag problem

May 13, 2012 at 16:58:53
Specs: Windows 7, 2.33 ghz/8GB
Computer lagging repeatedly every 2-5 minutes regardless of what programs are running and lasts roughly 30 seconds. No high cpu spike (highest at 42%) and ram stays under 20%. Mouse lags around screen, video and audio lag, all programs and services as well. Even the "shutting down" screen lags. Just reformatted the hard drive a day ago and problem didn't start until after the reconfig.
Used task manager to close all active programs and most services (including windows explorer) and lag still persisted.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel core 2 Quad cpu q8200 2.33ghz
8 Gb RAM
64 bit operating system
Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS

Not sure if this is software related or hardware. None of the hardware has been changed in several months. As stated before, I just reformatted the harddrive a day ago and haven't added back almost any of my normal software (literally only added google chrome and rainmeter back so far).


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May 13, 2012 at 18:26:06
Guess you could use the performance monitor and event logs to see what is going on.

Don't get the reconfigured hardware deal.

Hang up and live.

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May 13, 2012 at 19:06:29
sorry, had a brainfart.

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May 13, 2012 at 19:31:03
"literally only added google chrome and rainmeter back so far"

How did you run before you added these? Or didn't you give it a chance? Try disabling Rainmeter & see what happens. I suspect the RSS feeds are causing the lags.

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May 13, 2012 at 19:56:45
Thought about that so I removed rainmeter (after posting on here) entirely and the lags are persisting. I didn't notice any lag before adding the two programs, but I didn't really give it much time as I wanted to be back to "business as usual" asap.

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May 13, 2012 at 20:37:36
Update all Drivers.
Test memory with Memtest.
Test hard drive with hard drive mfg's utility.
Check BIOS settings for CPU, Memory, SATA, etc.

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

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