Lag Spikes

By alcarin2030
Feb 24, 2007
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  1. Sometimes while just running my computer will get 100% lag spikes. Where the CPU will top out at 100% and then lock up my computer for about 3 seconds and then be fine for 3 seconds then lock it up for another 3 continously. It goes from hovering around 0% an 4% usage (from mouse movement) to 100%. I just jumps, lags, then goes back down. While the computer is idle.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Have you checked to see what process was causing the CPU usage spikes? Go ctrl+alt+del, and in the Task Manager, click the "processes" tab. Click the CPU column once, wait about a second, and click it again. That way the processes with the most CPU usage will be at the top. Whatever process is doing that will jump to the top with nearly 100% CPU usage and then fall down again. Please post here what process it is, and we'll go from there.

    Cheers :)
  3. alcarin2030

    alcarin2030 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 103   +12

    System Idle Process -_-
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Oh, yes, I forgot about that. The system idle process is not really a process; it is just there to fill in the percentage of CPU usage that other processes aren't using. For example, if process1.exe is using 5% and process2.exe is using 3%, and all other processes are at 0%, System idle process will be at 92%. What about the times when System idle process isn't at the top? What is there instead?
  5. alcarin2030

    alcarin2030 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 103   +12

    Nothing...it lags and nothing is there. it just lags...
  6. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Hmm. Can you post a HJT log as an attachment (as per these instructions)?

    Then we can see whether it's virii/spyware/etc... causing the problem.

    Regards :)
  7. alcarin2030

    alcarin2030 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 103   +12

    like this?

    ugh sorry here. correct name

    OMG THIS IS GAY. its not letting me repost it with Analyze.txt.....OMGOMGOGMOG i just want this stupid thing fixed
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have merged your last three posts and removed your HJT attachment. You should now be able to attach your new HJT log.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. alcarin2030

    alcarin2030 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 103   +12

    Omg

    Here! here it iis all whle iim freaking experiencein this stupid lag...omg pleas ejust help
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    According to your HJT log, your system has or had a Smifraud infection.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above. If your problem turns out to be malware related, I`ll move this thread to our security and the web forum.

    Regards Howard :)
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