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July 3, 2012 12:22:24 AM

Hi,
I believe I have been having this problem ever since I installed McAfee, i dont want to reinstall it. Well anyways every 2-3mins, my pc laggs for 2-3secs, the mouse goes slow and the sound jutters. It happens anywhere regardless if I play games or idle on the desktop.

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July 3, 2012 12:33:20 AM

astrais said:
Hi,
I believe I have been having this problem ever since I installed McAfee, i dont want to reinstall it. Well anyways every 2-3mins, my pc laggs for 2-3secs, the mouse goes slow and the sound jutters. It happens anywhere regardless if I play games or idle on the desktop.


Try closing out other items in your taskbar that don't need to be running (weatherbug, HP print software, quicktime etc.). Those programs use up a lot of RAM at no benefit to you unless you are using them at the moment. Closing them out may free up enough memory to help prevent the lag you are talking about.

Also you may want to consider getting rid of McAfee; lots of people complain about its bulk munching on resources excessively. There are a lot of alternatives out there and some of them are FREE like AVG.

Norton is also a bulky resource gobbler.
July 3, 2012 1:15:56 AM

McAfee is not worth keeping,download avast free , or microsoft security essentials and use one of them.
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July 4, 2012 3:21:13 PM

I have never had problems with this Mcafee. I have other computers with the same McAfee installed no problem. I had it before on this computer aswell, then I changed my mobo and cpu and ram and did a fresh install of windows. So I have dont have any of those software running. Any other suggestions, could it be a driver issue? Since I cant find the drivers of one of my wireless cards, I dont even use that one, I only use ethernet.
July 4, 2012 4:18:04 PM

I would say possibly a DRIVER OR HARDWARE issue.
July 5, 2012 1:39:04 AM

Well, I would say your problem is that McCafee is running, but that would be a guess.

Listen to the other guys.
July 5, 2012 1:40:39 AM

Disable Mcafee and see how it runs
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