PC slows down after use

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July 31, 2009 at 17:46:41
Specs: Vista Ultimate x64, 2.749 GHz(I920 quad) / 6 gb of ram
Over the past month vista has been making my computer run really slow. Now I dont think that its my hardware. I currently have a rig with:
1)gtx295
2)i920 quad core
3)X-FI extreme music
4)wdc wd3200jd 298gb
5) 6gb of ddr2 ram

I also have a wireless connection which is connected to a fios 20mb modem.

Ive noticed that my computer shudders and these include: games, music, or just simply moving the mouse around. It tends to happen whenever I download something big or keep the computer on for a long time. Ive also noticed that when i do a speed test, its very low or slow. The 2mb range compared to 20mb i ussually get. Whenever its this low, the studddering occurs.
If I play music and lets say load the page of this website, the music studders. If i download something and play a game, the game studders.
And even if i do something simple like open Mozilla or dowload pictures my computer shows immense hardrive ACTIVITY, and my whole pc slows to a crawl. The only way I find that temporarly helps these issues is a restart (24 hours later it starts up again).

Now Im not sure what the causes this but I do notice that Windows Security Alerts tells me that ZOnealarm is not compatible with this OS.


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#1
July 31, 2009 at 18:27:12
I was poking around other sites and in a similar post , i heard that it might be an irq issue or conflict. I checked my irq where the x-fi card is. I have that as well as a gigabyte gbb36x controller, and a intel ich10 family pci express root port 2 3a42 sharing that. I'm not sure what this means but is it bad.

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#2
July 31, 2009 at 22:24:07
I hope you are using Windows 64bit and not 32bit. The 32bit opperating system can not handle ram above 3.5 GB.

Also being a Quad Core you may be over heating. What does Speed Fan say?

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#3
August 1, 2009 at 00:17:41
How old is your rig ?

Could be a driver issue, it seems.

Also check temperatures as advised above Response #2.

Turn off Indexing and see if it helps.

Above all, open TaskManager and click Processes tab. See if something is eating up CPU cycles.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#4
August 1, 2009 at 06:36:06
speed fan reports 56c on core 1 and 2 and i have windpows aero installed and i turned off indexing but still the studder

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#5
August 1, 2009 at 07:07:25
You have not answered all the questions.

Did you open Task Manager and determine if some process is consuming too much of your CPU cycles ?

What about hardware drivers ? Are they all current and to the latest versions ?

Regards

SuatCINI


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#6
August 2, 2009 at 16:25:56
I checked task manager and it said that:

Rmtray.exe *32 is consuming 13% of cpu
and Firefox 1% it seems that the rm tray is always up there

Um i checked the drivers, i have the latest xfi drivers and for the gtx i stick with the 182 drivers because the new 190 ones suck, and dont allow a full 1920x1080.

I also tried disabling windows defender but no success.


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#7
August 3, 2009 at 01:02:38
What is Rmtray.exe ?

It sounds to be a Windows System Tray application, but it seems to be consuming a high percentage of CPU cycles as a system tray application.

Please advise if this is really a legitimate system tray application. Also check how much memory it consumes. It may have a memory leak problem.

Temporarily stop Rmtray.exe in Task Manager / Processes tab and see if this makes a difference, improving your PC performance and eliminating what you call " shudder and studder ".

Regards

SuatCINI


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#8
August 3, 2009 at 19:58:10
I closed it down, rm tray and it did decrease cpu usage from 17% to 2%. Memory wise, it consumed about 20000k.

The shuddering and slow internet speeds did not improve. I tested this out by playing a song and then doing a speed test on speedtest,net and it still shuddered and lagged. Noticeably the sound skipped and the mouse. IDK what the issue could be. It seems that if i restart the computer, everything seems fine. Internet speed is up 100%, but if I download something large, like 100mb or 70 or at times less, it seems to start this issue.

I am considering reformatting because I have a suspicion that this is a screwed up windows vista issue, like usual, and getting a duel boot with XP. But i mean i did pay for Ultimate.


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