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closed need help with two problems i am having with new custom built PC

  • screen
  • Lag
  • Windows 8
  • Mice
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March 5, 2014 9:22:57 AM

hi recently i got myself a brand new windows 8.1 pc which works great however there are two annoying problems that i am having and cannot find a solution to fix them.
the first is mouse lag when moving the mouse quite often the mouse will lag its as if its sticking briefly then moving to where i originally wanted it to go as you can guess this is very annoying when trying to click something i have tried
. changing the mouse
. adjusting various settings suggested by guides
. making sure the software and drivers are installed and up to date
. changing the usb port on the back of the computer
nothing worked the only thing i haven't tried yet which i am going to try shortly is take the mouse usb out of the back of the computer and plug it into the front just in case something else is interfering with it in the back.
the second problem i am having is screen flickering it looks as if the screen has hiccups once or twice though the frequency of it happening is random also VERY rarely when it flickers the screen sometimes does a color flash as well. i have changed the resolution from its recommended resolution of 1920x1080 to 1600x900 which seemed to have reduced but not complete stopped the hiccuping flicker my TV is a Samsung hd TV
does anyone know what could be causing these problems? im at my wits end trying to solve it

my computer is the following
windows 8.1
intel(R) core(TM) i7-4770 cpu @ 3.40GHz
memory (ram) 16 gb
system type 64 bit os x64 processor
graphics amd radeon HD 7900 series

the 1st mouse i tried that worked fine with my previous computer was a Microsoft mouse brand
second mouse is logitech keyboard is also logitech

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March 5, 2014 10:20:29 AM

Windows 8.1 appears to have a ton of problems, and I mean a TON, so you're better off just getting Windows 8 or Windows 7, or even testing Linux for a change (I'm gettin into the Linux bandwagon slowly but surely).

Your second option is to reinstall the OS if you have a CD lying around or so. But giving Linux a shot seems to be your best, least financial bet, and you can dual boot it with Windows so if you dont like it, you can always delete it and go back to Windows only.