Windows 7 Random Lag

  DanielSpoor 08:37 25 Oct 2014

Hi All, I have been having a problem with my Windows 7 PC for a while now and it is really getting annoying. I’m really hoping someone on here can help me out. Basically what’s happening is my PC is having random lag spikes. They occur completely randomly whether I’m watching YouTube, listening to music or playing games. When the lag happens it only lasts for a few seconds each time. The sound stutters and the mouse won't move or it will move very slowly. It gets really frustrating,

I have tried numerous fresh installs and the problem disappears for a while but then returns. If I restart the computer the lag won’t occur for a while but it does always come back. I have also replaced the ram which didn’t make a difference.

Is it possible the hard drive is dying? It is a Hitachi 1TB drive and is probably 3 years old. All my drivers are up to date.

These are my PC specs:

Windows Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601) Internet Explorer 9.11.9600.17358 Memory (RAM) 4079 MB CPU Info Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz CPU Speed 3092.7 MHz Sound Card Speakers / Headphones (IDT High | Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IDT Hi | Headphones (RTC) (IDT High Defi | Display Adapters AMD Radeon HD 6450 | AMD Radeon HD 6450 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver Monitors 1x; Generic PnP Monitor | Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080 - 32 bit Network Network Present Network Adapters Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller | 802.11n Wireless LAN Card CD / DVD Drives 2x (D: | E: | ) D: NQL BC9MBCTQNOD2 | E: hp DVD-RAM GH60L Ports COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present. Mouse 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present Hard Disks C: 919.1GB Hard Disks - Free C: 463.8GB USB Controllers 2 host controllers. Firewire (1394) Not Detected Manufacturer * AMI Product Make * p6755a AC Power Status OnLine BIOS Info AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 10/25/10 | HPQOEM – 1072009 Time Zone AUS Eastern Standard Time Battery Status No Battery Motherboard * PEGATRON CORPORATION 2AB6 IP Address | MAC Address E0-69-95-43-14-AF Host Name MEDIASERVER SM BIOS 7.14

Any help or advice that people can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Daniel

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