Newly formatted PC lags and spikes

By paqz232
Nov 11, 2011
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  1. My PC is newly formatted and i installed antivirus and other applications.. after installation I try out stuff like surfing webs and play games it lags and spikes. and when i check the task manager the The CPU USAGE goes up to 100% just by using mozilla firefox or google chrome. I already checked if the hardwares are up to date and they are using Driver Checker application..

    System Info:
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Service Pack 2
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 DUO CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz(2 CPUs)
    4GB RAM
    Motherboard: Wolfdale1333-D667
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You need to install all the Windows Updates too. XP is up to Service Pack 3 and beyond...

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