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Post-Reinstallation Lag

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#1 Killigon13


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

A few days ago, I decided I was sick of my virus-ridden computer. It was constantly lagging (even with very simple tasks), making it incredibly frustrating to attempt to do anything more than stare at the wallpaper. Plus, the computer was insanely noisy, more or less sounding like it was a 5-gear car constantly stuck in first. (I mean, I was actually concerned it was going to just catch on fire one day.) Before I inserted the disc, I made sure all of my drivers(minus the geforce 9800 card) were copied into a partitioned hard drive.

I immediately noticed a change for the better, as the machine no longer sounds like it's powered by gas, and has actually been quite silent. Encouraged, I updated the Nvidia Drivers, redownloaded Norton security, and installed 101 Windows Updates. So far So good, but I began to notice the computer was having trouble with videos. It would run smoothly for about a second, then stutter and run smoothly again. I chalked it up to the fact that I was installing either updates or Norton at the time. I then redownloaded a few games through Steam, but had the same problem. It would still run smooth, and then stutter, in an identical pattern.

I tried to Defrag it, and have also run a virus scan, both making no difference. Im not quite sure where to even begin with this problem. either.

I have WIndows Vista Home, With Service Pack 2.


Edited by Killigon13, 25 November 2011 - 10:28 AM.

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#2 Lefty3120


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:02 AM


In my experience video lag has to do with network congestion. I would suggest switching your dns settings to OpenDns.

Here is a tutorial on how to enable it.. http://www.opendns.com/support/videos/basic/

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html


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