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Computer Lags Every 4-7 minutes


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#1 CompH8R

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:54 AM

System Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Dual Core
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
6Gb 800Mhz Ram
Vista 64 Ultimate

So just as the title states, my computer lags ever 4-7 minutes for about 20-45 seconds then comes back. This is only during game play(swtor). Had no problems at first, game worked fine. Lag started up so I adjusted settings down to minimum. Seems to work for about an hour or 2 then it came back. Ive updated, uninstalled, reinstalled drivers. Uninstalled and reinstalled audio drivers, found a conflict and that seemed to work for about an hour. Each time it works for a few hours and then it comes back. Installed CCC from ATI. Worked great after I installed it then started stuttering so I turned it off. Game ran smooth for about a day. Issue cam back. Ran malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, antivirus, etc. Everything came back clean. I first thought it was System Idle Process or a problem with it but I put Task Manager on my second screen and waited for the lag spike. Nothing jumped up. System Idle process jump in usage at the end of the lag spike so it's doing it's job I guess. I'm completely lost. It also will lag while playing Counter Strike Source but only once in a while and I have to kill CSS in order to regain functionality. I've tried searching and I can't find anything specific to my problems. Sounds goes choppy, FPS goes from around 95 to .5 for those few seconds. Help...

P.S.: Temp is fine. Computer has plenty of airflow. Running water cooled CPU, sits at 40oC fully loaded. Vid card sitting at 57oC.

Edited by hamluis, 28 June 2012 - 11:29 AM.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

Does the computer has/had any signs of BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

I first thought it was System Idle Process or a problem with it but I put Task Manager on my second screen and waited for the lag spike. Nothing jumped up. System Idle process jump in usage at the end of the lag spike so it's doing it's job I guess.


First, system idle process doesn't have a job - it simply reports how much of the processor is NOT being used. But if you say that it "jumps in usage at the end of the lag" that means some other process was spiking during the lag. Keep task manager open on the processes tab, but this time sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top. Next time there's a lag, see which process is hogging the cycles.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

ElFasso, I've had BSOD's before but nothing recent or in connection with this game.

Allan, I've done that and it's just the game that uses the resources, however a couple things, like Task Manager, and Scvhost.exe jumps up to around 1-2 and that's it. Swtor has 2 processes open to run the game, I've even changed their priority to High.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Actually I just ran it again and it appears that Task Manager starts taking resources up to 30% when it lags, alot of other resources are jumping around 1-3%. Lag spikes are all of the sudden around 10 seconds. No changes to settings or anything. The second instance of Swtor(it runs two, one over 1million KB, the other just over 400k KB) drops to 0% sometimes during the lag spike.

Edited by CompH8R, 27 June 2012 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:17 PM

Have you run full system scans with both your AV and MalwareBytes?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:26 PM

Yes and they cleaned the viruses and malware. Problem never went away.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:01 AM

So there WAS a virus problem? In that case I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum to make certain your system is free of malware.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:34 PM

No need to repost as this topic was already moved to the Am I Infected forum.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:14 PM

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