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Memory Problem?? Or what??? Very Wierd Lag

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May 5, 2013 9:27:14 PM

Build:
FX-4300
GTX 650 ti
8GB (2x4GB) Ram
970a-g46 MOBO
unknown HDD

All the items above are new except for the harddrive (3years old)

Sometimes I get these VERY weird "smooth"-"Freze" lags.

Example,

My internet connection would all stop working.
I cannot open programs.
It's as if everything is frozen in my computer; EXCEPT for the fact that I can move the mouse and still scroll up and down my internet browser as if I wasn't lagging.
The only thing is nothing new will open.

Durign this lag, say I open 5+ programs. None of those programs will open until AFTER the lag period has ended. Then all the 5 programs will open at once and my internet is back and working.

May 5, 2013 9:55:34 PM

I'm unsure of the functionality of this trial, but it helped my friend diagnose his computer's slowness and pausing/freezing plus crashes due to a failing hard drive. I use the full version to monitor my drives.
http://www.hdsentinel.com/hard_disk_sentinel_trial.php

I really do recommend going into options and finding the setting that replaces your hard drive icons and disabling it.

It could also be memory or even a motherboard issue. But the program will at least help rule out the hard drive or indicate it as the culprit.
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May 5, 2013 9:57:52 PM

Sounds more like a virus than hardware problem to me. Do some scans and check if there are any odd schedules set.
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May 10, 2013 12:32:25 AM

I am still getting this lag after I updated to an SSD.

I started fresh, didnt use any of the old files.

Which really points me to think if its the hardware that's causing the problem
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May 10, 2013 12:47:47 AM

mmm...Are you able to open task manger when this happens, how are proccessor and RAM looking? Is it specific programs that cause this or random ones? are they graphic intensive? I would update BIOS and if it's still happening then try your memory one stick at a time and/or run memtest over night to rule them out.
Also check processor temps as I get a similar problem if I accidentally tell excel to paste a formula a million times (things get very hot and slow if I dont kill the program).
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May 10, 2013 3:21:13 AM

my CPU jumps to 60% during the freeze

from 1-5%
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May 10, 2013 3:21:24 AM

my temps are steady at 20-29C idle
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