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Why does my computer lag every few seconds?

By Dhasaboy ยท 4 replies
Mar 5, 2010
  1. It lags every few seconds for no reason sometimes. It's really annoying because It's a computer I just bought a month ago. The games lag sometimes too such as Left4Dead, why does it do this? My video card is updated and it's a great card.

    My Setup:
    Liquid cooled
    Windows 7 64-bit professional
    Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66ghz processor
    Nvidia GTS 250 1gb video card
    4gb ddr2 ram
    MSi Motherboard
    500gb hard drive 7200 rpm
    700 watt power supply
  2. danjoxx

    danjoxx TS Rookie

    My lag...do you mean when playing youtube video for instance it stops and starts and goes on like that? if so it's just 'buffering' up, this happens if you have a low standard broadband connection, like 1MB for instance, thought at times it can be ok, or worse still you are using ancient dial up internet connection.
  3. Dhasaboy

    Dhasaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    no, i have t3, i mean my computer. the screen lags for a quick second every 4 seconds occassionally. I reduced almost all my start up applications and it seems to help but i might notice it again later, so only time will tell.
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    IDK know if this could be an issue with that CPU but I was researching the same issue with my computer at work (it has an AMD Athalon 64 X2 in it) but I guess the cores can get outa time, and there was a driver update that fixed it. Ever since then I haven't had that issue with this computer.

    Just a shot in the dark tho
  5. crazymcdee

    crazymcdee TS Rookie

    this might help

    have you tried a recommended software called "Game Booster" if you get it first press Defrag game and find the folder its in, then press the "Gaming Mode" after defragged it, it closes all back ground interferance and proccesses that you cannot see to help lower CPU usage and put more power onto your gaming!

    IOBIT IS AWSOME!:grinthumb
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